How AB InBev and Zé Delivery Are Changing Ecommerce in Beverages (Tech Strategy – Podcast 139)

This week’s podcast is about AB InBev’s rapidly rising beverage delivery service Ze Delivery. I visited the facilities and spoke with CEO Rudolfo Chung. It’s a fascinating business model. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is one of the dark kitchens. ——– Related articles: Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, […]

3 Big Digital Changes in Retail and Ecommerce (Tech Strategy – Podcast 138)

This week’s podcast is about important digital changes happening in ecommerce and retail, and that are mostly coming out of China / Asia. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are my digital operating basics. ——- Related articles: Why I Really Like Amazon’s Strategy, Despite the Crap Consumer Experience (US-Asia Tech […]

Steam, Garena and Specialty Gaming Businesses Models (Tech Strategy – Podcast 137)

This week’s podcast is about Steam and Garena, which are good examples of specialty gaming businesses. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are my criteria for specialty ecommerce businesses. Is the company sufficiently differentiated in the user experience? Can the company compete and/or differentiate in logistics or infrastructure without ongoing […]

Why I Don’t Like Netflix, Singapore Press and Most Digital Content Businesses (Tech Strategy – Podcast 136)

This week’s podcast is about digital content businesses, which are entirely digital economics. They can have great economics but absolutely need a moat. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Three digital content strategies I do like are: Network effects with long-tail of UGC. Such as YouTube and TikTok. Creates durable IP. […]

Why Economies of Scale Is Still the Default Digital Strategy (Tech Strategy – Podcast 135)

This week’s podcast is about economies of scale – and why it is still the standard strategy. Especially in specialized areas and niche markets. 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 Article) 3 […]

Lessons in Digital Operating Basics 5 and 6 from Majid Al Futtaim (Tech Strategy – Podcast 134)

This week’s podcast is about the human capital part of the digital operating basics. Specifically, DOB5: Leadership and management and DOB6: People, Culture and Teams. Middle Eastern retailer is a good example of a company that has been focusing on this area. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts.   —–– Related […]

The 5 Important Concepts of Web3 (Tech Strategy – Podcast 133)

This week’s podcast is about web3 strategy and business models. It’s a big confusing and still evolving space. But I think there are 5 really important concepts to understand (in terms of strategy). 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 […]

Powerful New Digital Business Models by Walgreens and Ping An Good Doctor (Tech Strategy – Podcast 132)

This week’s podcast is about Walgreens and Ping An Good Doctor. Both are using digital tools to create entirely new business models in healthcare. And both look like they have real strengths, if successful. I also mention CVS health. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are the Ping An […]

Amazon, Tencent and When Rate of Learning Becomes a Competitive Advantage (Tech Strategy – Podcast 131)

This week’s podcast is about rate of learning as a concept. That is the digital version of what was originally called the learning curve and the experience effect. Rate of learning has gone from an important idea in production-intensive products to a digital requirement. But the key question is when does rate of learning become […]

What Xiaomi Can Learn About Strategy from Apple and Amazon (Tech Strategy – Podcast 130)

This week’s podcast is about Xiaomi and ongoing strategy changes and moves. This is a good case for my 6 levels of digital competition. It takes apart the situation fairly effectively. And Apple and Amazon provide good counter-examples. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here are 6 levels of digital competition. […]