China Mobile, the CEO shared with us, hold on to your boots here --- "has a market capitalization value of $270 BILLION dollars (U.S.), has 300,000 employees, 300 MILLION customers (there are approx 300 million PEOPLE in the U.S. total, as an example), 5 million NEW CUSTOMERS PER MONTH, and processes more than 1 BILLION SMS messages DAILY! Can you believe this...? Just to provide some context, China Mobile's $270 billion market cap compares to say, the News Corporation, owner of the Fox Channel, News, etc, which impressively has a market cap of approximately $50 billion or so. So....China Mobile is almost six times as large, on the basis of market cap alone. China may be what I call an "economic democracy," but my response here remains the same -- hello world, here comes China.
Onward with HOPE
John Hope Bryant