Confluent, Red Hat, and More on Coordination Platforms (2 of 2) (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

In Part 1, I discussed Snowflake and its compelling business model for a “data ecosystem”. I argued it was a collaboration (CCS) platform based on data intelligence. Plus some other stuff. And I also outlined 4 types of collaboration platforms, which were: Communication. Zoom, Slack, etc. Data Intelligence. Snowflake and Confluent Team Projects. Manual and […]

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Snowflake, Confluent and 4 Types of Coordination Platforms (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 112)

This week’s podcast is about Snowflake and Confluent. But the main topic is how to think about coordination, collaboration and standardization (CCS) platform business models. And the 4 types of these platforms. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is my new book: Moats and Marathons (Part 1): How to Build […]

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Snowflake, Red Hat, Confluent and 4 Types of Coordination Platforms (1 of 2)(Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

I recently wrote quite a bit about Snowflake – and their strategy for building a “data ecosystem”. It’s a big idea and my explanation was to think about Snowflake’s business model as three complementary platforms. Part 2: Snowflake is Building 3 Complementary Platforms with 4 Network Effects (Pt 2 of 3) (Asia Tech Strategy – […]

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What Is the Secret of Zoom’s Success in Video Communications? (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 21)

In this class, I talk about why Zoom has been so successful in video communications. You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. Choose two options for why Zoom has been so successful. Good Product. Reliable, easy-to-use, high quality video communications. Viral service Collaboration / Coordination Platform Network Effect Switching Costs Correction/Clarification: […]

3 Ways the Coronavirus is Supercharging Innovation in Digital China

When the SARS virus swept through China / Asia in 2002-2003, it resulted in millions of workers isolating themselves in their homes. And this phenomenon turned out to be pivotal for several, now dominant digital companies. For then small company Alibaba, it created a surge of activity in e-commerce. And for then physical-only retailer JD, […]