This article delves into the rare and quirky competitive advantage of scarce or cornered resources, highlighting its increasing relevance in the digital age. It uses the Star Wars franchise as a case study to illustrate how valuable intellectual property and unique creative teams can be cornered resources, and how their mismanagement can lead to downfall. The discussion also sheds light on other potential forms of scarce resources, including tangible assets, people-based assets, and emerging digital assets.
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. […]