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. […]

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Amazon, Tencent and When Rate of Learning Becomes a Competitive Advantage (Tech Strategy – Podcast 131)

This week’s podcast is about rate of learning as a concept. That is the digital version of what was originally called the learning curve and the experience effect. Rate of learning has gone from an important idea in production-intensive products to a digital requirement. But the key question is when does rate of learning become […]

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What Xiaomi Can Learn About Strategy from Apple and Amazon (Tech Strategy – Podcast 130)

This week’s podcast is about Xiaomi and ongoing strategy changes and moves. This is a good case for my 6 levels of digital competition. It takes apart the situation fairly effectively. And Apple and Amazon provide good counter-examples. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are 6 levels of digital competition. […]

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Amazon’s Moat is Growing in Ecommerce. But Falling in Video. Just Like for Netflix. (Tech Strategy – Podcast 125)

This week’s podcast is about Amazon’s competitive advantages. We can see clearly growing moats in ecommerce. But increasing competition is revealing the lack of defenses in video streaming. Netflix has the same problem. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. —— Related articles: Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, Despite the Crap […]

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Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, Despite the Crap Consumer Experience (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

For the past five years, I’ve been watching Alibaba pull farther and farther ahead of Amazon in its consumer offerings. Alibaba’s ecommerce products have integrated with entertainment, especially live-streaming (which is fantastic). Payment, credit and wealth management products were built upon Alipay. Ecommerce services, like food delivery and hotels, have been added with ele.me Social […]

What Amazon Should Copy From Alibaba and Pinduoduo (Tech Strategy – Podcast 124)

This week’s podcast is about Amazon vs. Alibaba and Pinduoduo. There are some important strategy differences between the ecommerce leaders of the US and China. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. —— Related articles: Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, Despite the Crap Consumer Experience (US-Asia Tech Strategy – Daily […]

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