Mercado Libre vs. Magazine Luiza / Magalu in Brazil is an Awesome Strategy Question (Tech Strategy – Podcast 147)

This week’s podcast is about two leading and well run ecommerce companies in Brazil: Magazine Luiza / Magalu and Mercado Libre. Both companies have compelling but different business models. You can listen to this podcast here, which has the slides and graphics mentioned. Also available at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is the link to the Asia Tech Tour. […]

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3 Questions Will Determine the Future Value of Mercado Libre (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

I recently visited Mercado Libre’s headquarters outside of Sao Paolo and had some interesting discussions with management. It was a great visit and Mercado Libre is really an interesting company in terms of strategy. The core ecommerce business is what you would expect for a large regional, multi-country marketplace. And the expansion from ecommerce into […]

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3 Strategy Questions for Brazil’s OMO Leader Magazine Luiza / Magalu (Tech Strategy – Podcast 140)

This week’s podcast is about Magazine Luiza / Magalu and how they ended up as the pioneer of online-merge-offline (OMO) in Brazil retail. They have a fascinating business model. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are my three strategy questions about Magalu: Big Question #1: Will Magalu Become an “Ultimate […]

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What Amazon Should Copy From Alibaba and Pinduoduo (Tech Strategy – Podcast 124)

This week’s podcast is about Amazon vs. Alibaba and Pinduoduo. There are some important strategy differences between the ecommerce leaders of the US and China. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. —— Related articles: Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, Despite the Crap Consumer Experience (US-Asia Tech Strategy – Daily […]

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7 Things Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Alibaba Singles’ Day (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 107)

This week’s podcast is about Alibaba and Singles’ Day. Just my thoughts on what really matters. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is my new book (released December 1): Moats and Marathons (Part 1): How to Build and Measure Competitive Advantage in Digital Businesses Kindle Edition My list of 7 […]

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Can Dingdong Win in Groceries and Specialty Ecommerce? (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 90)

This week’s podcast is about Dingdong, a specialty ecommerce player in China focused on fresh groceries. It has gone public while still operating profit negative – but brings to mind a similar situation with Meituan at IPO. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. —–— Related articles: Should Vipshop Build a Logistics […]

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