Lessons in Purchasing Economies from Costco, JD and Pinduoduo (Tech Strategy – Podcast 142)

This week’s podcast is about economies of scale in purchasing power. I go through Walmart and Costco as traditional examples. And point to JD, Apple, and Pinduoduo as digital examples. You can listen to this podcast here, which has the slides and graphics mentioned. Also available at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are types of economies of […]

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Beer, Southwest and Why Location and Transportation Cost Advantages Are So Important (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update)

Digital transformation and disruption are usually about attacking the cost structures of established business models. Software companies have long used digital economics to devastate traditional companies. When Marc Andreesen says “software eats the world”, he is mostly talking about costs. But as soon as you talk costs, everyone jumps to “economies of scale”. These are […]

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