Why Most Incumbents Should Forget About Platforms and Build Consumption Ecosystems (Tech Strategy – Podcast 144)

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This week’s podcast is Production and Consumption Ecosystems as digital business models. This thinking is mostly by Professor Mohan Subramaniam, who wrote the book The Future of Competitive Strategy: Unleashing the Power of Data and Digital Ecosystems.

You can listen to this podcast here, which has the slides and graphics mentioned. Also available at iTunes and Google Podcasts.

My 9 digital business models are:

  1. Linear business models (i.e., pipelines)
  2. Production Ecosystems
  3. Consumption Ecosystems
  4. Company Ecosystems
  5. Platforms
  6. Pipeline plus Platform Business Model
  7. Protocol networks (i.e., blockchains) as stand-alone businesses
  8. Platform-protocol hybrids
  9. Protocol ecosystems (i.e., building blocks)

Here is a graphic of a Production Ecosystem:

Here is a graphic of a Consumption Ecosystem:

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Related articles:

From the Concept Library, concepts for this article are:

  • Production and Consumption Ecosystems
  • DOB4: Connectedness Interoperability and Collaboration Based Business Models

From the Company Library, companies for this article are:

  • Haier

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