The Sexy But Dangerous Economics of Digital (Tech Strategy – Podcast 173)

Immerse yourself in the compelling realm of digital tech strategy with Jeff Towson’s latest podcast. This episode explores the attractive yet hazardous economics of the digital tech industry, providing insights into its potential benefits and inherent dangers. An essential listen for anyone eager to comprehend the complexities and future trends of this swiftly evolving sector.

The Winners and Losers in ChatGPT (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Key concepts for this article: The Brutal Economics of Digital / Information Audience-Builder Platforms *** ChatGPT and large language models (LLM) have everyone talking. The ChatGPT prototype launched on November 30 is stunning. ChatGPT, which stands for Generative Pre-Trained Transformer, is basically a superpowered chatbot built on top of OpenAI’s GPT-3.5 suite of large language […]

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Alibaba, WeChat and How Nike Won as a “Platform Participant” in China (Tech Strategy – Podcast 118)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses how Nike has successfully built a competitive advantage in China by participating in the large platform businesses of Alibaba and WeChat. He shares insights on how other businesses can do the same. Towson argues that businesses need to focus on providing a great customer experience and building strong relationships with platform partners. He also emphasizes the importance of data-driven decision-making.

How Digital Creates and Destroys Competitive Advantage. Digital Economics II. (Tech Strategy – Podcast 55)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses how digital economics can impact well-established competitive advantages like economies of scale. He argues that digital economics can create new competitive advantages, but it can also destroy old ones. For example, he cites the example of Amazon, which has been able to achieve economies of scale by using digital technologies to automate its warehouses and distribution network.

Digital Economics II: Why Pricing Is Getting Both Complicated and Critical. (Tech Strategy – Podcast 53)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses how the economics of digital are changing, and how this is impacting pricing. He argues that pricing is becoming increasingly complicated, as businesses need to factor in factors such as bundling, switching costs, and platform business models. Towson believes that businesses need to adapt their pricing strategies to the new digital economy in order to remain competitive.

How Should Education Companies Like New Oriental Respond to AI Digital Natives Like LAIX? (Tech Strategy – Podcast 35)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses how digital native education companies like LAIX are challenging traditional companies like New Oriental. He argues that education companies need to embrace digital technology and create a more personalized learning experience in order to compete. Towson provides examples of how LAIX is using digital technology to improve the learning experience, and he discusses the implications for education companies of all sizes.

Is Baidu the New AT&T? The Basics of Physical vs. Virtual Networks. (Tech Strategy – Podcast 26)

In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses whether Baidu can become the new AT&T in China. He considers factors such as Baidu’s strengths in search and artificial intelligence, as well as the challenges it faces from rivals like Alibaba and Tencent. For example, Baidu has a strong foothold in the Chinese search market, but it faces competition from Alibaba in the e-commerce market and Tencent in the social media market.