This is part 3 on building digital moats. You need to build at two levels: Moats and structural advantages. That’s Warren Buffett land Operating performance. Elon Musk’s crazy pace is a good symbol for this. —–Transcript Below
In this insightful piece, Jeff Towson explores what Xiaomi, despite its strong management team and innovative approach, can learn from the strategies employed by Apple and Amazon. He underscores the importance of a clear, effective strategy, something he believes these two tech giants excel at. Furthermore, he brings attention to the vital role that artificial intelligence (AI) plays as a strategic tool in today’s digital business landscape.
In this episode of the Tech Strategy Podcast, Jeff Towson discusses how digital technology is wrecking havoc on traditional barriers to entry in the business world. He talks about how new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, are making it easier for startups to compete with established incumbents. He also discusses how the rise of digital platforms is changing the way businesses compete and interact with customers.
As many of you know, my focus / obsession is on how to measure the competitive strength and defensibility of digital businesses. I want to know who is going to win before others. So I focus on the intersection of competitive advantage and digital. I call it “Michael Porter meets Jack Ma”. My previous summary […]
Xiaomi is an important company. And it has really important strategy lessons. I think there are 5. But the big question that cuts across all of them is: Can the company’s operational excellence compensate for its weak business model? Here’s my take. Lesson 1: Xiaomi’s Foundational Asset Was World Class Tech Management. From its founding […]
In this podcast, Jeffrey Towson discusses the potential value of WeChat Mini Programs, which are small, standalone applications that run within WeChat. He argues that Mini Programs could revolutionize the way people use WeChat, and could make the platform even more powerful for businesses and consumers.
This week was the annual WeChat Open Class conference in Guangzhou. And one of the perks of being an influencer-type is I get invited to most of these. I find them to be really helpful for getting a good read on what management is focused on. On what they think the strategic imperatives are. On […]