How AB InBev and Zé Delivery Are Changing Ecommerce in Beverages (Tech Strategy – Podcast 139)

This week’s podcast is about AB InBev’s rapidly rising beverage delivery service Ze Delivery. I visited the facilities and spoke with CEO Rudolfo Chung. It’s a fascinating business model. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is one of the dark kitchens. ——– Related articles: Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, […]

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Jeff’s 7 Digital Superpowers for 2022 (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

I have been giving you lots of frameworks and concepts. And after a while, it can all get kind of confusing. Is this new software critical for my business? Is this new business model going to seriously impact our industry? Is this like Amazon completely disrupting retail? Is this more like Mobike, which was nice […]

3 Big Digital Changes in Retail and Ecommerce (Tech Strategy – Podcast 138)

This week’s podcast is about important digital changes happening in ecommerce and retail, and that are mostly coming out of China / Asia. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are my digital operating basics. ——- Related articles: Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, Despite the Crap Consumer Experience (US-Asia Tech […]

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Steam, Garena and Specialty Gaming Business Models (Tech Strategy – Podcast 137)

This week’s podcast is about Steam and Garena, which are good examples of successful specialty gaming business models. These are niche businesses that have thrived in the shadow of the giants. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are my criteria for specialty ecommerce businesses. Is the company sufficiently differentiated in […]

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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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Can YouTube or Facebook Catch TikTok in Short Video? SMILE Marathons vs. the Spill-Over Effect. (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

There was an interesting article in Insead Knowledge (Jason Davis and Vikas Aggarwal) about how innovation gets copied by imitators. I liked the question it posed: “In the game of digital innovation, imitators often outrace the original innovators…at the heart of this race is what we call the innovator’s imitation dilemma. This dilemma arises because […]

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Why Economies of Scale Is Still the Default Digital Strategy (Tech Strategy – Podcast 135)

This week’s podcast is about economies of scale – and why it is still the standard strategy. Especially in specialized areas and niche markets. 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 Article) 3 […]

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Buffett’s Airline Stocks and an Intro to Economies of Scale in Fixed Costs (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Economies of scale as a phenomenon goes back to Adam Smith, so it is, unsurprisingly, often described in industrial terms. It is the phenomenon where per unit costs decrease with increasing volume or throughput (i.e., output produced per unit of time). This can result from quite a few different factors – such as: The division […]

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