Companies Can Have Digital Superpowers: Lazada vs. Grab. Luckin vs. Hellobike. (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 37)


In this class, we go through 6 digital superpowers, which is a simple high-level checklist for when digital tools can significantly change the competitive dynamics of a business.

You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

Which of the 6 Digital Superpowers does the company have? If any.

  1. Dramatically transform the user experience
  2. Enable a platform business model
  3. Network effects
  4. Other competitive advantage
  5. Virality
  6. Scalable

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This is part of Learning Goals: Level 4-5, with a focus on:
  • #25: 6 Digital Superpowers

Concepts for this class:

  • 6 Digital Superpowers
  • SMILE Operational Marathon
  • Competitive Advantages: Traditional vs. Digital

Companies for this class:

  • Lazada
  • Grab
  • Luckin Coffee
  • Hellobike

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