McKinsey & Co

Schools of enterprise: How management consulting firms produce CEOs and entrepreneurs

SINGAPORE (Oct 1): The boardrooms of Ryan Ho’s (main image, left) earlier job may be a far cry from the lightsabers and bubble soccer at his current office, but he credits his two-year stint at McKinsey & Co for equipping him with the experience and skills to start a business and make it a success. Ho now runs The Fun Empire, a self-funded, innovative team building and events company, with his wife and business partner Natasha Koh. It is the couple’s third venture, having started and shuttered T-shirt printing and online tuition businesses while still in school.

Trump's tariff could kill thousands of small businesses in China

Wilbur Ross

SHANGHAI/HONG KONG (March 20): Higher labor costs and stricter regulations keep nudging Eric Li’s glass factory in southeast China toward insolvency, even though his lampshades are on the shelves at Home Depot. President Donald Trump’s threatened tariff on his goods may be the final shove.

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