For those of you reading the Moats and Marathons books, I have been slowly laying out the key competitive advantages for digital businesses. And this is really my area of expertise. Here is the list I keep showing. I think it’s the best list of competitive advantages out there. At least, I haven’t found anything better. […]
In this episode of the Tech Strategy podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses the classic marketplace platform playbook, using Fiverr as an example. He explains how these platforms work, the competitive advantages they enjoy, such as network effects and economies of scale, and the challenges they face, such as competition from other platforms and the need to keep up with changing customer demands.
Coupang is a South Korean e-commerce company that is building a competitive fortress in its home market. The company has a number of advantages, including economies of scale, a strong distribution network, and a focus on customer service. Coupang is also investing heavily in technology, which could give it an edge over its competitors.
This week’s podcast is my third on the well-known 7 Powers framework by Hamilton Helmer. I go through the last 4 of his 7 powers. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. His fundamental equation of value is: Value = M0*g*s*m = market scale * power M0 is Market at time zero. […]