Entreneurship Prof. Wang Taiyuan seems inclined to tell you not to worry about being first because too many “firsts” go out of business. Hence he favors fast, just as he does when playing badminton.
Entrepreneurship professor Wang Taiyuan (王泰元) believes that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities are crucial for large corporations. As a researcher, however, his interest lies in gauging the importance of CSR for new ventures and examining the best way to apply them in new ventures that are frequently short of resources. His findings are well worth a look.
On the subject of new ventures he also talks about first mover advantage versus fast mover advantage. He seems inclined to tell you not to worry about being first because too many “firsts” go out of business. Hence he favors fast, just as he does when playing badminton. Somehow the measured and unhurried tone of his voice seems to quietly convince the listener that they can be first just by being a fast mover.
On a personal level, I can say that Prof. Wang Taiyuan is every bit as reliable as he looks. He is as thoughtful and conscientious as a researcher, as he is focused and concentrated when playing badminton or speaking to the camera. Take a moment to watch him and you too can benefit from his relaxed style of wisdom. I have to admit though that I never imagined he could move so fast on a badminton court.
P.S.: The origings of badminton are uncertain, as any origins are. However, did you know that the sport is related to ball badminton, which originated in Tamil Nadu, India, and is similar to Hanetsuki (羽根突き, 羽子突き) which originated in Japan?