Info Dictators and Why Mark Zuckerberg Will Choose the Next President (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 103)

This week’s podcast is about how digital impacts society, business, news and politics. And how centralized planning might be the best solution in a digital world. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. — Related articles: Valuation Like Warren Buffett in 1 Slide (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update) An […]

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Ant Financial and the 3 Types of Network Effects (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 86)

This week’s podcast is about separating networks (an asset) from platforms (a business model) from network effects (a phenomenon). And the three standard types of network effects. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. I put networks into 3 types: Physical Networks Protocol Networks People Networks I put network effects into 3 […]

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3 Types of Network Effects (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update)

Network effects are the brass ring of the digital age. Companies and investors, especially venture capitalists, are actively reaching for them. And, like platform business models, they can have multiple important effects. Creating surprisingly durable competitive advantages is one of them. First some general comments and then I’ll go into three types of network effects. […]

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3 Ways Network Effects Suck (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 41)

In this class, I talk about network effects. And some of their strengths and weaknesses. You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. This is part of Learning Goals: Level 7, with a focus on: #28: Network Effects Concepts for this class: Networks Effects NE: Critical Mass and Chicken-and-Egg NE: Interaction Failure […]

How the Coronavirus Quarantine Economy Is Supercharging Taobao Live & the China Digital Consumer Network (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 19)

In this class, I talk about how live-streaming and KOLs (especially Taobao Live) are activating the China Digital Consumer Network (CDCN). And how the quarantine economy is supercharging this. Correction. I mistakenly said Scott Gottlieb was former CDC head. I meant FDA.   You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. China’s […]

How Huawei Is Turning Smart Cities Into Operating Systems (1 of 2)

I keep an eye out for digital phenomena where China / Asia is on the frontier. We’ve seen this sort of digital leadership in mobile apps, mobile payments and e-commerce. And after meeting with head of smart cities at Huawei, I am convinced we are seeing the same phenomenon in smart cities. Below is my […]