Why Most Incumbents Should Forget About Platforms and Build Consumption Ecosystems (Tech Strategy – Podcast 144)

This week’s podcast is Production and Consumption Ecosystems as digital business models. This thinking is mostly by Professor Mohan Subramaniam, who wrote the book The Future of Competitive Strategy: Unleashing the Power of Data and Digital Ecosystems. You can listen to this podcast here, which has the slides and graphics mentioned. Also available at iTunes and Google Podcasts. My […]

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9 Digital Business Models: An Intro to Consumption Ecosystems (2 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

In Part 1, I summarized my list of digital business model types. For Web2: Linear business models (i.e., pipelines) Production Ecosystems Consumption Ecosystems Company Ecosystems Platforms Pipeline plus Platform Business Model For Web3 (and Web1): Protocol networks (i.e., blockchains) as stand-alone businesses Platform-protocol hybrids Protocol ecosystems (i.e., building blocks) Which I showed in this graphic. […]

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9 Digital Business Models: An Intro to Production Ecosystems (1 of 2) (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

I have described digital business models as either pipelines or platforms. That’ s a standard distinction. In a pipeline, a firm creates value with a linear process (similar to a pipeline), where inputs are turned into something more valuable for the customer. You concentrate assets and activities in a linear sequence internally to achieve this. […]

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