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. […]

Get Ready for Alipay+ and Ant Group 2.0 (Tech Strategy – Podcast 129)

This week’s podcast is about Alipay+, which is Ant’s new international payment initiative. But it is also about the return of Ant Group after 2 years in restructuring. I call that Ant 2.0. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. ——– Related articles: Ant Financial Is 3 Platform Business Models Combined. (Jeff’s […]

3 Lessons in AI/ Machine Learning from Artefact (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

I had a good interview with Arthur du Passage and Edouard de Mezerac of Artefact, a data consulting and digital marketing company. And I thought they had a really good vantage point for how AI / ML is being used on the ground in China. I’ve summarized my 3 take-aways from our discussion. An Introduction […]

Why GE Failed in Digital (For Now) (Tech Strategy – Podcast 128)

This week’s podcast is about GE and their big digital transformation initiative from 2011-2018. However, I am not a GE expert by any stretch. I am just presenting a very simplified version of their digital initiatives (from case studies) for a discussion about digital transformation. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. […]

Ant’s Newly Launched Alipay+ Is Clever Digital Strategy

A few years ago, I wrote about how Alibaba.com was launching an ambitious global strategy around B2B cross-border transactions and solutions. It was a sweeping vision. Basically, they were creating digital tools and services that enabled SMEs to buy and sell products and supplies like multi-nationals. It was super cool as an idea. And this […]