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Who Needs Amazon or Wal-Mart? China Cuts Out the Middleman - WSJ
Dec. 18, 2014 | WSJ | By DENNIS K. BERMAN.

LightInTheBox , a Beijing company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Run by Chinese with deep experience in America, the site can shapeshift into 27 different languages, from Arabic to Bahasa to Swedish, and ship goods piecemeal all over the world.... the Chinese are selling it directly to consumers now—no Western middleman required..."we are using a lot of data. We are trying to use data to predict product trends and channel it back to the supply chain,"..The company employs customer representatives in each of the 27 languages. There aren’t a lot of Danish speakers in China, of course. So instead it employs part-time workers from all over the world, training them over the Web, and then getting them to use the Web to make calls and do email.
Wal-Mart  Amazon  China  LightInTheBox  retailers  Chinese  e-commerce  Dennis_K._Berman  disintermediation  languages  multilingual 
december 2014 by jerryking
Lazard's Rohatyn Urges Action on Budget Crises - WSJ.com
APRIL 13, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By DENNIS K. BERMAN.
Lazard's Statesman, a Game-Changer. profiles Felix Rohatyn. Mr.
Rohatyn sees cash-rich Chinese companies buying up sizable stakes of
U.S. firms. "Control will go with capital," he says. "On both sides of
the world, we need to think about this and how it might work. It's very,
very delicate."

"The thing about Felix is that he's not enjoying his life if he's not
relevant, in the mix, or providing his wisdom," says William D. Cohan,
author of "The Last Tycoons," a history of Lazard that devotes large
sections to Mr. Rohatyn.
investment_banking  Dennis_K._Berman  China_rising  playing_in_traffic  Felix_Rohatyn  Lazard  books  Wall_Street  William_Cohan 
april 2010 by jerryking
One Cure for Mistrust: Fund New Banks - WSJ.com
Nov. 25, 2008 WSJ article by Dennis Berman. Think piece raising
the idea that the US govt. directly fund the formation of new banks.
Dennis_K._Berman  banks  History  financial_history 
january 2009 by jerryking
Lessons of the Fall: Envisioning a New Wall Street
Dennis K. Berman's take on the future of Wall Street, finance, etc.
Wall_Street  lessons_learned  future  Dennis_K._Berman 
january 2009 by jerryking

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