Venture Capital Roundtable to Armenian Representatives

On January 12, 2011, in Venture capital, by tanyinglan

At the request of valued friend and colleague Pierre Hennes, I was invited to give a presentation at the venture capital roundtable to a group of senior Armenian Delegates.

Looking at Armenia‘s geography, it is sited in a hot spot between Turkey and Iran, which probably accounts for the fact that the Armenians I know are tough as nails and full of grit and determination. I also found out that Kirk Kekorian, distinguished entrepreneur and owner of MGM, is Armenian by descent. Little surprise. Another facet which impressed me was the drive and determination by Armenian authority in their quest to enhance their innovation and enterprise landscape. My hypothesis is that government can only go so far in setting the stage and the private sector has to take over and in the process hopefully become “fabulously” rich. Risk and reward are undoubtedly intertwined.

Unveiling Chinnovation – Rush to claim $1,000,000 in prizes

On December 16, 2010, in Chinese Innovation, Chinnovation, Venture capital, by tanyinglan

Update: Chinnovation has been ranked #1 on Amazon on Apr 17 2011 for Business & Investing (International). Thank you all for your support!

Given the momentum of Chinnovation, I have started blogging at Chinnovate. For more updated events, products and services, please go to or click the link below.

My new book is finally here. Chinnovation: How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World

I could not be happier with the end product. Truly, I am ecstatic.

Chinnovation - How Chinese Innovators Are Changing The World

I have set myself a goal to challenge the New York Times bestseller list and to reward my loyal supporters for their endearing love: so, here are the deals.

In a nutshell,

  • Basics: Buy 1 book (cost $19) and receive $120 in bonuses
  • Incremental Chinnovator: Buy 3 books (cost $57) and receive $250 in bonuses
  • Disruptive Chinnovator: Buy 10 books (cost $190) and receive $1025 in bonuses
  • Uber Chinnovator: Buy 5000 books or best promoter of Chinnovation wins a chance of a lifetime 5-day exclusive trip to China.

Continue reading: It gets better and better.

Basics: Buy 1 book (Cost $19, Bonuses $120)

Spots: Unlimited spots available

Total value: $120 (for a $16 book)


  1. Buy one copy at either Barnes & Nobles or Amazon.
  2. Fill out this form

Incremental Chinnovator: Buy 3 book (Cost $57, Bonuses $250)

Spots: 5000 spots available

Total value: $250 (for a $57 in books)


  1. Buy one copy at either Barnes & Nobles or Amazon.
  2. Fill out this form

Disruptive Chinnovator: Buy 10 book (Cost $190, Bonuses $1025)

Spots: 1000 spots available

Total value: $1025 (for a $190 in books)


  1. Buy one copy at either Barnes & Nobles or Amazon.
  2. Fill out this form

Uber Chinnovator: 5000 copies challenge

Spots: 2 spots available

5-day once-in-a-lifetime adventure in China


Hear from the world’s leading faculties from Peking University, Fudan University, Tsinghua University, as well as senior Chinese government and business leaders on winning business strategies in China. Learn concepts and topics such as:

  • Building a heightened awareness of the political, cultural, social, and economic issues facing Chinese companies in global markets.
  • Acquire the frameworks to develop and implement strategies that help you reinvent yourselves and stay ahead of the competition.
  • Formulating and administering a successful China strategy in the face of economic uncertainty and fierce competition. This will also be an invaluable opportunity to establish a privileged network of peers from leading companies!


  • Engage in exclusive meetings with government leaders and senior executives of China state-owned and private enterprises. From high profile, young executives taking companies public to mainland entrepreneurs who are redefining the business landscape, have you ever wonder: (i) How did Richard Chang, CEO of SMIC, managed risk and diversified its product its product line to catch up with its competitors? (ii) How did Zhang Tao, CEO of Dianping, start a ZAGAT-inspired user-review site for restaurants and establish a continuous process of innovation?
  • Here is your chance to explore “Chinovation” and get your answers straight from the lion’s (or the dragon’s) mouth.


  • Experience China like never before. Tour highlights include imperial palaces, ancient temples, colonial-era architecture, water gardens, rustic villages, local markets and stunning landscapes to help you gain a holistic appreciation of this 5000-year old civilization of 1.3 billion people, both culturally and historically.

Also includes roundtrip economy airfare from and back to the U.S. (or comparable destination)

I’m almost 100% that I’ll be there to show you around.

If you want to go for the gold, get amped and promote Chinnovation best by 1 Feb 2011 and tell me what you did in the comments. Measure your impact (clicks, sales, etc.) whenever possible.

If you are the best promoter, judged by me and a panel of friends, you get to go to China for one trip of a lifetime… for free. I will almost definitely be in attendance.

Date: March 2011 or based on your availability
Total value: Priceless (for 5000 books or best promoter of Chinnovation)


  1. Buy 5000 copies at either Barnes & Nobles or Amazon.
  2. Fill out this form. Done.

Check out more details at Chinnovate.

>Another VC bubble?

On November 22, 2010, in Angel investor, Venture capital, by tanyinglan

> I think this article is worth a read Related articles Suddenly, Everyone Agrees Tech Startups are a Bad Bubble ( The bubble is back, baby ( Related Reading:

>Canada India Sustainable Technology Venture Competition (CISTVC)

On November 20, 2010, in Canada, Climatology, David Yates, Venture capital, by tanyinglan

>Image via Wikipedia David is a friend whom I got to know in my journey as an author. I thank him for his support of Way Of The VC. He ordered a signed copy of Way Of The VC to be shipped to his home in Canada – it was a flattering gesture and the […]

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