In just over two decades, Shenzhen has gone from being a small farming village, to becoming the sprawling, first-tier Chinese city that it is today. Is there something to be learned from the Shenzhen experience in other parts of China?

This is the topic of a recent conversation between Nick Leung, Jonathan Woetzel, Elsie Chang, and Changqing Zheng. Jonathan is a director who leads the McKinsey Global Institute in Asia, where Elsie is a Senior Fellow. Changqing is an associate principal who is co-leading McKinsey’s newly opened office in Shenzhen. And our host, Nick Leung, is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Greater China Practice.