Book review and giveaway: The Wanda Way by Wang Jianlin (one of China’s richest men)

The Managerial Philosophy and values of one of China’s largest organisations

  • This book explores the values followed in Dalian Wanda which have made it the extraordinary business success it is today
  • Dalian Wanda is the world’s biggest private property developer, as well as operating in commercial property, culture and tourism
  • Wanda increasing influence over Hollywood, now owning the world’s biggest cinema chain, and making large donations recently making a sizeable donation of $20m to The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

Wang Jianlin is the founder and chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, China’s largest real estate developer, as well as the world’s largest movie theater operator.

In 1998, and following 17 years in the army, Wang Jianlin formed a property company in the Northeastern Chinese city of Dalian using a loan of $80,000. Today, Dalian Wanda is China’s largest private property developer, generating revenues of $40 billion globally, and owning some 9-million square metres of investment property. In 2012, Wanda became the world’s largest theatre owner when it acquired AMC Theatres, with a view to becoming a global entertainment colossus. Wang himself has become Asia’s richest man.

This book, by its founder and Chairman, provides unprecedented insight into the ethos and activities that have created the extraordinary business success that is the Wanda empire. Wang describes his managerial philosophy and the essence of his business ideas to “make Wanda a brand like Walmart or IBM or Google – a brand known by everyone in the world”, and that led The Economist to call him “a man of Napoleonic ambition”.

Nee Hao will be giving away 250 free ebooks of The Wanda Way this week.

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