Jeff Towson’s Podcast 150 delves into the transformative power of generative AI, like ChatGPT, on Hollywood’s entertainment industry. The discussion highlights the potential threats this technology poses to industry leaders like Disney and Netflix. Explore the future of tech strategy in Hollywood and understand why AI could be a game-changer.
In Part 1, I raised the problem of intangible assets in valuation and financial analysis. Value creation follows from growth, ROIC and RONIC, where the IC stands for Invested Capital. But how do you figure out the capital spent on intangible assets (also called Intangible Assets). And how to do you separate past from future […]
Key take-aways for this article: The key to valuation is estimating growth, ROIC and RONIC. This is difficult for digital companies because of the opacity of intangible assets and investments. In Part 2, I will give you frameworks for taking apart intangible assets in digital companies. *** I am in Kuala Lumpur this week, writing […]
In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses why he doesn’t like Netflix, Singapore Press, and most digital content businesses. He argues that these businesses lack a moat, which is a sustainable competitive advantage. He also argues that these businesses are too focused on quantity over quality.
In this week’s episode, Jeff Towson dives deep into the concept of the rate of learning as a competitive advantage, a significant shift from its origins in production-intensive products to a digital necessity. He explores how Amazon and Tencent have harnessed this capacity, transforming it into a formidable competitive tool. The episode offers insightful perspectives on the ‘smile marathon’, the experience effect, and the emergence of the rate of learning as a key competitive advantage.
In this insightful piece, Jeff Towson explores what Xiaomi, despite its strong management team and innovative approach, can learn from the strategies employed by Apple and Amazon. He underscores the importance of a clear, effective strategy, something he believes these two tech giants excel at. Furthermore, he brings attention to the vital role that artificial intelligence (AI) plays as a strategic tool in today’s digital business landscape.
I’ve mentioned externalizing capabilities as a strategic move many times. I thought I would detail that out. It’s common strategy in digital business models. And it has been very effective at Alibaba and Amazon in particular. Several years ago, I summarized the evolution of Alibaba’s platform business models in 7 graphics. The Rise of Alibaba […]
In Part 1, I argued that Amazon’s ecommerce business was getting stronger over time (in terms of competitive strength). It has an impressive series of competitive advantages. Amazon Has a Winning Long-Term Strategy. Amazon Prime and Netflix Don’t. (1 of 2) (US-Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Article) I also teed up the idea that Amazon’s […]
In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses how Amazon’s moat in ecommerce is growing, while its moat in video is falling. He compares Amazon’s video business to Netflix and argues that Amazon will need to make some changes in order to maintain its leadership position.
I’ve discussed Amazon’s basic business model in an article and podcast. What Amazon Should Copy from Alibaba and Pinduoduo (Tech Strategy – Podcast 124) Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, Despite the Crap Consumer Experience (US-Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Article) And I basically argued that I look for 3 things in this type of […]