4 Types of Intangible Assets in Digital Businesses (Tech Strategy – Podcast 151)

This week’s podcast is about why intangible assets are so important in operations, competitive moats and valuation. They are central to digital businesses – but confusing. You can listen to this podcast here, which has the slides and graphics mentioned. Also available at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is the AI company Movio.la Here is the link to the China […]

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4 Types of Intangible Assets in Digital Businesses (Tech Strategy – Podcast 151)

This week’s podcast is about why intangible assets are so important in operations, competitive moats and valuation. They are central to digital businesses – but confusing. You can listen to this podcast here, which has the slides and graphics mentioned. Also available at iTunes and Google Podcasts. Here is the AI company Movio.la Here is the link to the China […]

Valuing Amazon (Part 2): Good Frameworks for Intangible Assets (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

In Part 1, I raised the problem of intangible assets in valuation and financial analysis. Value creation follows from growth, ROIC and RONIC, where the IC stands for Invested Capital. But how do you figure out the capital spent on intangible assets (also called Intangible Assets). And how to do you separate past from future […]

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Valuing Amazon (Part 1): The Problem of Intangible Assets, ROIC and RONIC (Tech Strategy – Daily Article)

Key take-aways for this article: The key to valuation is estimating growth, ROIC and RONIC. This is difficult for digital companies because of the opacity of intangible assets and investments. In Part 2, I will give you frameworks for taking apart intangible assets in digital companies. *** I am in Kuala Lumpur this week, writing […]

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