X Thinking: Building Better Brands in the Age of Experience
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X Thinking Institute
March 22, 2022
6.0 X 9.0 X 1.04 inches | 1.52 pounds
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About the Author
Jason Huang is Founder and CEO of TANG Consulting, a Shanghai-based experience design consultancy. Jason, a pioneer in China's eXperience industry, coined the term "X Thinking." Jason entered the eXperience industry in 2003 and has explored the business value of eXperience since that time, promoting the industry's development. He co-founded China's first user experience (UX) professional association, UXPA China, in 2004. Jason has delivered more than 100 presentations at conferences, forums, enterprises and universities around the world, and is a guest professor at [Shanghai's] Tongji University. He has published multiple articles in Harvard Business Review China, and serves as a limited partner of InnoSpace Venture, helping entrepreneurs pursuing their innovation dreams.Jason has helped more than 400 companies in FMCG, retail, fashion, catering, automotive, real estate, finance, medical and other categories to rebuild their brand eXperiences and achieve value growth, including China Merchants Bank, Zhima Credit, WM Motor, Vanke, The Palace Museum, People's Daily, Suning, Xiao Guan Tea, Amway, GE Healthcare, IHG, Richemont, Daimler AG etc.. He was awarded the Ram Charan Management Practice Award and named one of China's Top 10 in Outstanding in Design. He has a master's degree in Human-Computer Interaction, University of Bath, UK, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Southeast University, China.
Michael T Lai is Dean of X Thinking Institute, Senior Vice President of Knowledge Management / Senior Partner of TANG Consulting, and Associate Professor of Practice at Tongji University, College of Design & Innovation. As Dean of X Thinking Institute, Mike leads a highly skilled team of researchers, content creators, and educators in equipping business leaders with the knowledge and tools to create business value through the delivery of extraordinary experiences. In addition, Mike oversees the knowledge development and application for TANG Consulting to enhance the value and delivery of TANG's offerings to clients.Prior to his work with X Thinking Institute, Mike spent 15 years helping clients position, envision, design, and deliver brand experiences. His experience covers a wide number of industries in the United States and Greater China, including creating insurance retail stores in the financial industry, innovating new ways of interacting with smart homes in the consumer electronics industry, redefining the car purchasing and ownership experience at dealerships in automotive industry, and positioning university brand experiences for prospective students in the education industry. His clients have included companies such as Nationwide Insurance, JPMorgan Chase, Legg Mason, Baojun, Amway, Changhong, Alliance Data, Big Lots, and more.Mike currently teaches "X Thinking and eXperience Design" and "Design Thinking and Communicating Design" in the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University (China). He has previously held posts at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong) and the Columbus College of Art & Design (United States). Mike holds a PhD in Design from Tsinghua University (China), a Master of Design (MDes) in Interaction Design from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), and a BFA in Advertising & Graphic Design from the Columbus College of Art & Design (United States).
B. Joseph Pine II is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and entrepreneurial start-ups alike. He is cofounder of Strategic Horizons LLP, a thinking studio dedicated to helping businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. In 2020 Mr. Pine and his partner James H. Gilmore re-released in hardcover The Experience Economy: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money featuring an all-new Preview to their best-selling 1999 book The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage. The book demonstrates how goods and services are no longer enough; what customers desire are experiences - memorable events that engage each individual in an inherently personal way. In today's Experience Economy, companies now compete against the world for the time, attention, and money of individual customers. The Experience Economy has been published in fifteen languages and was named one of the 100 best business books of all time by Porchlight. Mr. Pine also co-wrote Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital Frontier and Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want. His first book was the award-winning Mass Customization: The New Frontier in Business Competition. In his speaking and teaching activities, Mr. Pine has addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, TED in Monterey, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and SXSW in Austin. Today he is a Lecturer in Columbia University's Master's Program in Technology Management in the School of Professional Studies.