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Jonathan Woetzel: How to Change a Billion People
Jonathan Woetzel from McKinsey & Company spoke on the "Urbanization: Its Costs, benefits, and Complications" panel at China’s Growing Pains on April 22, 2016.
Jonathan Woetzel has been based in Shanghai for twenty years and headed McKinsey’s Global Institute. He has advised China’s State Economic Commission and has conducted more than sixty projects for local Chinese governments. He earned his doctorate at USC and he teaches at several universities. Woetzel is the author of many books, including No Ordinary Disruption: The Four Global Forces Breaking All the Trends (with Richard Dobbs and James Manyika, 2015) and The One Hour China Consumer Book: Five Short Stories That Explain the Brutal Fight for One Billion Consumers (with Jeffrey Towson, 2015).
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