Most Asian companies are simply a clever copy of Western companies – or so the cynical among us might say.
As investors, we will miss out on opportunities if we are swayed by this sweeping statement. The reality, however, is more nuanced. Broad generalisations can hold both truths and lies.
Sure, there are Asian companies that seek to replicate what Western companies have done before. But increasingly, companies in our region are coming of age and holding their own.
Some are even flipping the script and showing that they are able to operate better than their Western counterparts.