Why I Don’t Like Netflix, Singapore Press and Most Digital Content Businesses (Tech Strategy – Podcast 136)


This week’s podcast is about digital content businesses, which are entirely digital economics. They can have great economics but absolutely need a moat.

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

Three digital content strategies I do like are:

  • Network effects with long-tail of UGC. Such as YouTube and TikTok.
  • Creates durable IP. Such as Disney.
  • Service and community businesses that uses content.

Here are the 8 ideas within digital economics I pay attention to:


Related articles:

From the Concept Library, concepts for this article are:

  • Economics of Digital / Information
  • Soft Advantages: Bundling and Cross-Selling
  • Digital Operating Basics

From the Company Library, companies for this article are:

  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Singapore Press Holding

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