7 Things Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Alibaba Singles’ Day (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 107)

 This week’s podcast is about Alibaba and Singles’ Day. Just my thoughts on what really matters. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is my new book (released December 1): Moats and Marathons (Part 1): How to Build and Measure Competitive Advantage in Digital Businesses Kindle Edition My list of 7 […]

7 Things Everyone Is Getting Wrong About Alibaba Singles’ Day (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 107)

This week’s podcast is about Alibaba and Singles’ Day. Just my thoughts on what really matters. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is my new book (released December 1): Moats and Marathons (Part 1): How to Build and Measure Competitive Advantage in Digital Businesses Kindle Edition My list of 7 […]

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What Worries Me About Alibaba Long-Term (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 96)

This week’s podcast is about the recent political issues around China tech and Alibaba in particular. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. —— Related articles: Can Foodpanda / Delivery Hero Get to Profitable Scale in On-Demand Food? (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update) Meituan vs. Ctrip vs. Alibaba: […]

What Worries Me About Alibaba Long-Term (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 96)

This week’s podcast is about the recent political issues around China tech and Alibaba in particular. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes and Google Podcasts. —— Related articles: Can Foodpanda / Delivery Hero Get to Profitable Scale in On-Demand Food? (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update) Meituan vs. Ctrip vs. Alibaba: […]

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Forget Network Effects. Go for Switching Costs. (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Lesson / Update)

I look for four types of competitive advantages on the revenue and demand side: Share of the Consumer Mind, Share of the Producer Mind and Customer / User Activity and Buying Behavior. Which contains lots of sub-types such as buying habits, branding and emotional attachment. And not just for consumers and B2B customers. But also […]

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Can ByteDance Breach Alibaba’s Infrastructure Moat and Become An Ecommerce Giant? (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 82)

This podcast is about Alibaba’s 2020 earnings and the strategy implications. But it is really about how Alibaba is positioned as a “product / service + commerce infrastructure” business. And whether ByteDance can break into Chinese ecommerce with an “attention + mini programs strategy”. It’s really a cool and important question. You can listen to […]

Can ByteDance Breach Alibaba’s Infrastructure Moat and Become An Ecommerce Giant? (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 82)

This podcast is Alibaba’s 2020 earnings and the strategy implications. But it is really about how Alibaba is positioned as a “product / service + commerce infrastructure” business. And whether ByteDance can break into Chinese ecommerce with an “attention + mini programs strategy”. It’s really a cool and important question. You can listen to this […]

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What I Don’t Like About Alibaba (Asia Tech Strategy – Daily Update)

There is a lot to like about Alibaba (from a strategy and competition perspective). Massive, almost unprecedented, competitive strength. It’s a complementary platform and a digital-physical hybrid. That puts it at the top of my competitive strength pyramid. It is riding the mother of all secular trends – the rising wealth of Chinese families. And […]

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China’s New OMO Platforms: Alibaba, Sun Art and Beike (Asia Tech Strategy – Podcast 79)

This week’s podcast is about online-merge-offline (OMO) platforms. A business model that is just emerging in China. I talk about Sun Art Retail and Beike / Lianjia as examples. You can listen to this podcast here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya. Here is the BCG article I mentioned. —–   Related podcasts and articles are: Lianjia and […]