The Fight Between Alibaba Cloud, AWS and Friedrich Hayek (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 51)


 At Alibaba’s Investor Day, CEO Daniel Zhang outlined 11 growth stratgies. Five were under Alibaba Cloud (Aliyun). These are the early days of cloud and, likely, a new paradigm for computing and connectivity. It’s chaotic and unclear. But Alibaba is very well positioned to win big.

This is part of Learning Goals: Level 7, with a focus on:
  • #30: Ecosystems vs. Platforms

Concepts for this class.

  1. Ecosystems vs. Digital Platforms
  2. Platform Types: Coordination, Collaboration and Standardization

Companies for this class:

  • Alibaba
  • Alibaba Cloud


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