Design Revelations from Shanghai

In late October, I attended a dinner discussion in Shanghai with about 30 leaders of large companies involved in creating content, products, and the underlying infrastructure of digital entertainment in China. The presidents of the Chinese arms of Philips, Sony (SNE), Disney (DIS), Kodak (EK), and other advanced companies had come together because of a seismic shift in their industries. After considerable discussion, two themes emerged as major challenges for these businesses.

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