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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Embracing Change Determines Your Future

- CEIBS eLab Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Session 11

February 28, 2017. Shanghai – The importance for leaders to practice personal responsibility was the focus of a talk today by Dr. Peng Ye, CEO of CM Keytech Investment Holding Company during the 11th Session of CEIBS eLab Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. Prior to joining CM Keytech, Dr. Ye held senior management positions at various leading multinational and Chinese companies, including Motorola, Apple China, Alibaba Group and Baidu.

“The majority of our education teaches us how to manage others, but we need to spend time managing ourselves,” said Dr. Ye. He cited several important elements to consider when managing ourselves and making decisions, including flexibility, persistence, and humility. He also noted the effects of a constantly evolving business environment. “Everyone is at the same position, because every industry will be redefined in the near future,” Dr. Ye said. 

When asked about his experience in moving from multinational companies to local companies, Dr. Ye emphasized the importance of breaking out of your comfort zone. “Breakthroughs come from new comers,” he said. “If you can learn fast enough, previous experience in different industries can always bring refreshing views.” 

Josephine Duan
Janine M. Coughlin
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