Summary of The Wanda Way

The Managerial Philosophy and Values of One of China’s Largest Companies

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The Wanda Way book summary
Wang Jianlin started as a soldier, built apartments and became one of the world’s most powerful businessmen.


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Entrepreneur Wang Jianlin is chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group, which develops major shopping center complexes and runs entertainment venues across China. This collection of Wang’s speeches and interviews presents first person stories of his journey from soldier to high-profile developer. The translation of Wang’s words can be clumsy at times and extra editing might have given this collation a more objective tone. Yet, the sections on managing complex processes prove especially useful. getAbstract recommends Wang’s intriguing autobiographical study to investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, and business students and professors seeking insight into the Chinese business landscape and Wanda Group’s strategies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How Wang Jianlin explains Dalian Wanda Group’s execution tactics,
  • How Wanda innovates and
  • Why it encourages employees to volunteer.


A Chinese Rockefeller
Now one of China’s titans of industry, Wang Jianlin was born in 1954. At age 15, he joined the Red Army. He was one of few soldiers to complete a snowy 1,000-km march, and he became a regimental officer while still in his 20s. When he became an entrepreneur, he used...
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About the Author

Wang Jianlin is chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group – the world’s largest property developer and operator of movie theaters. He served in the People’s Liberation Army from 1970 to 1986.

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