Beer, Southwest and Why Location and Transportation Cost Advantages Are So Important (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update)

Digital transformation and disruption are usually about attacking the cost structures of established business models. Software companies have long used digital economics to devastate traditional companies. When Marc Andreesen says “software eats the world”, he is mostly talking about costs. But as soon as you talk costs, everyone jumps to “economies of scale”. These are […]

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How Coupang Is Building a Competitive Fortress in South Korea (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 70)

This week’s podcast is about the Coupang of South Korea. An interesting case of local dominance (geographic) based initially on competitive advantages on the cost side. But potentially also on the demand side. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. The advantages for Coupang I mentioned are: Production Cost Advantage: Location […]

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