Why Digital Platforms Are So Powerful (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update)

Strategy thinking has traditionally been focused on linear processes that create mostly tangible products and services. It’s a legacy of the industrial age when everything was mass production and assembly lines. Virtually every business model was a concentration of activities and assets to create value for one user group, which we call the customer. These […]

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6 Digital Superpowers (and Runners-Up) for 2021 (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Update)

It’s easy to get lost in all the factors and phenomena emerging as digital and data technology transform industry after industry. As I have argued before, there are actually four things happening at once: Accelerating digital transformation and / or disruption. New digital tools and data technologies keep emerging. There’s big data and AI. There […]

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The Pros and Cons of Farfetch’s Global Luxury Marketplace (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Daily Update)

In my previous article on Farfetch, I asked the question of whether Alibaba or another Chinese company might buy the company – and at what price. And I did a brief introduction on Private Market Value (PMV). Which is basically a take-over price. Is Alibaba (or Another Chinese Company) Going to Buy Farfetch? (Jeff’s Asia […]

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7 Reasons Digital Platforms Fail (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Daily Lesson / Update)

There was a great article by the Boston Consulting Group. Some really well-thought out points. Here are some excerpts. I have added the bold and highlights. “The traditional model of the integrated firm with its hierarchical supply chain is increasingly being replaced by business ecosystems, dynamic groups of largely independent partners that work together to […]

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Jeff’s 6 Digital Superpowers for 2020 (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Daily Lesson / Update)

I have been giving you lots of frameworks and concepts. And after a while, it can all get kind of confusing. Is this new software critical for my business? Is this new business model going to seriously impact our industry? Is this like Amazon disrupting retail? Is this more like Mobike, which was nice but […]