Author of Young China, Founder and CEO of Young China Group
Zak Dychtwald is the author of the critically acclaimed book Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country and the World (St Martin’s Press), and founder of Young China Group, a market insights firm based in Beijing dedicated to bringing a people-first understanding of young China to the wider world. A Columbia graduate and fluent Mandarin speaker, he is passionate about developing on-the-ground understanding between China and the West. Read More >
China’s New Innovation Advantage | Harvard Business Review
TEDx: 3 Things the West Gets Wrong About Chinese Millennials
How Young China is Redefining Their Country and Our World
China’s Next Chapter | Aspen Institute Ideas Festival
Young China: How the Restless Generation Will Change Their Country
There are few countries more important – but less understood — in our world today than China. Most people, organizations, and executives are still stuck on ‘old China’, while China’s youth is driving a massive economic engine that is already leading global growth in a post-Covid world. Their perspectives towards family, work, wealth, brands, family, their government, and our government are vastly different than past generations, and will shape the decades to come. Read More >
As a consumer, competitor, and collaborator, Young China is already redefining their country and the world. You and your organization must understand how.
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“Can China be innovative” is one of the defining questions of the 21st century. Read More >
While China’s reputation as a global “copycat” lingers, China is beginning to lead the rest of the world in mobile technology, e-commerce, and future-forward thinking. In fact, some of the smartest and most forward-leaning Western companies have already begun copying China.
Based on his upcoming Harvard Business Review Magazine feature article, Zak takes you to the trenches of the country’s tech and investment scene to look at how China is becoming a world class innovator, and how their greatest “innovation advantage” is a uniquely adaptive and adoptive population.
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In 2021 the world is looking towards China for growth. With much of the world half shuttered, China’s open shops and businesses mean that the Young China consumer will be an engine of the global Covid-19 recovery. Even “non-China” companies are increasingly China reliant: from Microsoft to Airbnb, Apple to Nike. Read More >
How has China rebounded from the COVID crisis? Which themes were accelerated, and which disrupted? How will this impact global business and politics?
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"Dychtwald builds an intimate profile of Chinese millennials...and how, ultimately, they are changing China and the world…engaging read for anyone looking for an introduction to contemporary Chinese culture and society."
“Zak gave one of the best talks in the history of our investment group. His presentation changed the way many in our group approach China.”
“Zakary Dychtwald is an extraordinarily gifted communicator of ideas. His passion to understand China together with his deep research to uncover the country’s 400 million millennials – their aspirations, fears, interests, habits, and choices - helps inform audiences of the opportunities brought about by this demographical cohort. For people wanting to understand the dynamics shaping the world’s future, they should speak with Zak.“
“Zak Dychtwald is an incredible speaker. He has the charisma, charm and people’s skills to catch the audience’s attention and captivate them. Zak brings talent, insight, and positivity, and we cannot think of anyone better than him to take the stage.”
“Brilliant…I’m glad I didn’t have to follow him!”
“Business leaders who are concerned about the future of China should engage Zak Dychtwald... Zak’s presentation draws the audience in and makes a difficult topic approachable and understandable. My colleagues have been discussing his fascinating presentation for weeks and weeks.”
“Extremely impressive! Young China is set to change the way much of our world operates and Zak is the perfect communicator. Zak’s bold and new perspectives dazzled and challenged a room of pre-eminent policy experts at Beirut Institute Summit at Abu Dhabi. I would absolutely recommend Zak as a need-to-hear keynote speaker for those interested in the future.”
“Zak is a hoot, and worked well with both the large general audience and the more intimate business audience…He infused a good mix of information, humor and flow for both presentations. I have already gotten some effusive praise for him.”
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