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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How Coupang Is Building a Competitive Fortress in South Korea (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 70)

This week’s podcast is about the Coupang of South Korea. An interesting case of local dominance (geographic) based initially on competitive advantages on the cost side. But potentially also on the demand side. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. The advantages for Coupang I mentioned are: Production Cost Advantage: Location […]

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