Zhang Ruimin is the founder and Chairman Emeritus of the Haier Group, the world’s largest appliance maker. During his 37-year tenure as Haier CEO, Zhang architected one of the world’s most radical management makeovers. In this episode of the New Human Movement, Gary and Michele talk to Zhang about turning every employee into an entrepreneur, creating “zero distance” between employees and customers, and making the company a power node in an ever-expanding, web-centric ecosystem.
The homepage of Rendanheyi, Haier's management philosophy
Gary's and Michele's Harvard Business Review article on the Haier model
How Haier is Shattering the Status Quo (McKinsey)
The Haier Road to Growth (Strategy+Business)
Business Ecosystem Alliance