Lessons from Grab in Geographic Density and Other Tech Enabled Cost Efficiencies (3 of 4)(Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Newly public Grab has recently had an investors day (September 2022), with lots of presentations by CEO Anthony Tan, COO Alex Hungate and others. It was quite good and had a surprising amount of detail. I went through the slides and found what I think are the important take-aways. In this and the next article […]

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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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Will Southeast Asian Grab Become Meituan or Didi? (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 121)

This week’s podcast is about Southeast Asian tech giant Grab, its impressive execution and its chronic unprofitability: You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is my new book: Moats and Marathons (Part 1): How to Build and Measure Competitive Advantage in Digital Businesses Kindle Edition       —–- Related articles: Grab […]

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ANE Logistics and 3 Types of Economies of Scale in Physical Networks (3 of 3)(Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

In Part 1, I laid out how to think about physical networks. For logistics, that means lots of warehouses and trucks doing various routes between them. In Part 2, I talked about one of the big competitive advantages of logistics networks, which is network effects. Note: These are significantly different than the network effects we […]

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