Looking back after four years at TechNode · TechNode

There’s no easy way to say it: I’m leaving TechNode. This wasn’t an easy decision, but I believe that it’s the best for myself and my family.

Our editor David Cohen will be taking over as acting Editor-in-Chief. I have full confidence that, under his leadership, TechNode will move strongly into its next phase and get closer to achieving our vision of becoming the number one tech media platform covering China.

To our members, I want to thank you for your support, advice, and friendship. Your investments in our content over the last year have made it possible for us to double down on our passions. TechNode will continue to serve you with good quality content and more new media products and events. 

When I first took the job, many of my friends, professional acquaintances, and former colleagues cautioned me about joining a niche publication. The logic was, “Not only is the appetite for China relatively small, but the appetite for China tech is even smaller.” I would love to be able to say that I, against all the naysayers, knew that China tech would blow up like it has. The truth is, I got lucky. 

Bottom line: I never expected to be able to make a career out of covering technology in China. But since I started at TechNode, China, and its technology, have become a real field of study.

I joined TechNode not because of an uncanny ability to predict the future, but because it clearly would scratch several of my “meaningful work” itches: 

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Written by Aakash Malu


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