How Digital Is Wrecking Havoc on Barriers to Entry (Tech Strategy – Podcast 115)


This week’s podcast is about Barriers to Entry, which is one of my 6 levels of competition.

You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts.

Here is my new book:

I break competition under digital change into 6 levels.

Most of my favorite businesses have key operating assets that can’t be easily built, bought, or transferred. This turns out to be an interesting list. Think about:

  • Reputation, loyalty, and love.
  • Personal customer relationships.
  • Intellectual property, creative activities, and rare technical abilities.
  • Certain technologies, scientific capabilities, and trade secrets.
  • Certain physical assets.
  • Physical and digital networks.


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From the Concept Library, concepts for this article are:

  • 6 Levels of Competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Cost Timing and Difficulty of Entry?

From the Company Library, companies for this article are:

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I write, speak and consult about how to win (and not lose) in digital strategy and transformation.

I am the founder of TechMoat Consulting, a boutique consulting firm that helps retailers, brands, and technology companies exploit digital change to grow faster, innovate better and build digital moats. Get in touch here.

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