In the previous article, we talked about Wang XingheMa Yun broke, he not only took Meituan away, but also plunged into the arms of his rival Tencent, but this matter Did it end so easily? not that simple.
01. Join Tencent
Anyone who knows Jack Ma knows that this is a master who only takes advantage and does not suffer; he wants to squeeze Ali Wool, how can it be so easy?
Half a year has passed, Ali has regained its reputation and found Meituan’s former rival. Are you hungry? He gave founder Zhang Xuhao $1.25 billion:either follow me or wait here to be consumed by Meituan dead.
Zhang Xuhao joined Ali’s banner without even thinking about it.
Since then, Jack Ma has created a full range of life service platforms including Are you hungry, Flying Pig Travel, and Hema Xiansheng, intending to squeeze it step by step.The living space of Meituan.
Meituan is also tit-for-tat:the same city flash sale, Xiangxiang Fresh and other businesses have been released one after another, fully competing with Ali with the support of Tencent Capital.
After this battle, Meituan transformed from a group buying platform to a food delivery platform, and then into Under the persecution of Ali, Meituan has also completed the construction of its own moat as a comprehensive life service platform.
However, there must be someone to ask:Ali and Meituan cooperate I want to swallow Meituan, but is Tencent an angel investor?
Of course it’s impossible. The reason why Wang Xing dares to join Tencent is Because Ali and Tencent have different management methods for funded companies.
If Ali and Tencent are compared to countries, the former is centralized and the latter is federal self-control.
a seek for all-round control, strictly regulate business behavior and corporate development direction ; One is just to engage in joint operations to get dividends, and rarely end up directly imposing hard demands on affiliated companies.
The advantages and disadvantages between the two are also very obvious. For the company, Ali can guarantee that they will not make mistakes or lose money and move forward steadily, at the cost of surrendering control; for Tencent companies, the sky is high for you to fly, but if you fall down, you can pay me a dime. No relationship.
Obviously, Wang Xing prefers and is more adaptable to the Tencent franchise. In 2016, he I finally found the source of discomfort five years ago-Jack Ma said that his strongest place lies in management, it is better to say that his strongest place lies in the control of everything:
But Wang Xing is a very ambitious junior who entered the game late. What he needs is someone to push him into the sky instead of being tied up. A protective rope binds hands and feet.
In 2017, Wang Xing, who had money, began to lay out his commercial territory on a large scale. In April, 160 million invested in Netease Weiyang, in May, Angel Wheels Fire Internet, and in June entered the Asian Food Union B2B e-commerce company. In July, the backhand was over one billion to the water drop.
Spend money online, and Wang Xing is not idle offline With.
Nanjing will test water online car-hailing in March, and increase hotel travel in April , In June, Zhangyu Shengxian announced the landing of physical stores. In July, under the guidance of Beijing Food and Drug Administration, a special fund for food safety was established to strictly control catering risks.
Meituan will officiallyTo go public, just go on the market, but Wang Xing obviously forgot the old saying”a big tree attracts the wind”. He likes to talk and talk about it all day in Fanfu posted several tweets, he was targeted by someone, to be precise, he was targeted by a foreign newspaper.
02. The scolding war is back
In March 2019, Bloomberg in the United States published an article titled”The World’s Largest Takeaway Empire”. The article stated that Wang Xing publicly stated in an interview:”I think Jack Ma He is a person with integrity problems.”
To be honest, a foreign newspaper mentioned Wang Xing’s one-sentence book in its report There is no evidence, but if things go bad, the Chinese editor of Bloomberg directly changes the original title in the Chinese version of the post. Changed to”Interview with Wang Xing:I still think Jack Ma has integrity problems”.
This is good, all China knows that there is a problem with Ma Yun’s integrity. It is true that shopping malls do not speak, and there are not many BBs that can be solved with money, but Ali saw that you Wang Xingdu was kicking his nose, and he didn’t care about his own image, so he went to fight Wang Xing directly.
For this, Ali PR spokespersonWang Shuai responded strongly:”The state of business leaders determines the future of the company, and malicious slander cannot hurt Ali.”
Then Wang Xing said that Jack Ma does not speak good faith, is it really malicious slander? Of course it cannot be that simple, the origin of the story goes back to 2011.
Before 2011, today Ant Financial’s Alipay was originally Alibaba’s business, and Alibaba’s majority shareholder was Yahoo. However, when Alibaba went public in 2011, Jack Ma was not approved by Yahoo’s board of directors. Under the circumstances, Alipay was secretly separated from Ali.
When the board members found Ma Yun angrily holding the transfer letter, Ma Yun said:Yes The national team asked me to do this, otherwise Alipay would have to shut down. Yahoo, who was awkward, became dumb tiger in seconds.
Because of the breach of contract, Jack Ma lost Yahoo and Softbank 42.6 billion; and after the investigation, although There are national teams going off the field, but it is more of Jack Ma’s guise for the privatization of Alipay. When he took Yahoo’s life-saving money, he broke his nose and tears, but now he is going to pay dividends and refuse to recognize people.
Although it seems that Jack Ma is doing a good job as a Chinese now, it is 2011 not 2021. In the general environment where all Chinese companies are staring at external investment, Wang Xing’s accusation against Ma Yun is completely justified.
The story is not over here. At the end of July of this year, Wang Xing again Meituan cancels Alipay payment and bombards Jack Ma:WeChat has lower handling fees than Alipay and more users than Alipay. Why don’t you open WeChat on Taobao? Pay? The fame and banknotes have been earned by Ma Yun, so Wang Xing will carry the scapegoat?
Meituan at the same time officially issued a statement:Are you hungry? There are also only two payment modes, Huabei and Alipay, neither does it support WeChat payment.
However, face-slaps will come soon, are you hungry? Official No. 29 Post a screenshot on Weibo:Ele.me not only supports WeChat payment, but also ordered a chicken and duck talk package mockery; Boss Wang, You are telling a joke in the United Nations, making an international joke.
This year’s epidemic has affected the Internet industry Brings a new crisis. Wang Xing’s Meituan seems to belong to the Internet, but he is still an offline asset-heavy industry.
4 million Meituan riders can lift him to the sky during the boom, but they can also Shattered him under the depression.
Meituan’s high revenue and low stock price are precisely the nature of Wang Xing’s profit-seeking in capital. The best feedback from the market.
Whether it is the old owner Ali, the current owner Tencent, or the hand The employees below, in Wang Xing’s eyes, everything is for profit, and everything must be for value-added.
Ant Financial, Jack Ma has surrendered, maybe sometime in December At night, when Wang Xing stared at the company’s financial report blankly, he would remember the contempt of the riders today, just as he scolded Ma Yun back then.
The big guys are not easy to do, the times are still moving forward, and Jack Ma’s lessons learned Wang Xing reminded me how much, but never bowed his head to be a kid is the real Wang Xing.
Author:Jinling Wind Whispers