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Network Revolution: Creating Value Through Platforms, People and Technology

Companies whose business models involve leveraging networks – such as Uber and Airbnb -- generate more value than traditional firms. The lessons to …


Firms should diversify networks to transform into digital superpowers

As market incumbents look for new ways to transform their operations, in response to digital disruptors, a new report has suggested that hybrid firms …


Business Model Innovation

Kodak invents digital photography in 1975 but doesn’t capitalize on it. Xerox famously devises the mouse, the laser printer, and the graphical user …


Embracing Digital: Why Boards That Don’t Could Put Companies at Risk

×<p>Years ago, boards and management teams could be comfortable that a company’s business model would endure for 30 years or more. Today, technology is disrupting business models every day, and business model risk is today’s biggest strategic risk. Companies without boards that are digitally savvy …

Going digital: Build a digital spine for your enterprise

In the digital era, where technology has become central to everything we do, it’s essential that enterprises adopt a digital mindset.<p>Think about some …

Behavioral Sciences

Zuckerberg in DC exposes how little our governments understand where humanity is heading

Mark Zuckerberg has spent this week sitting in a giant hall having people who know nothing about the nuances of technology, and the way the internet …


The 3 Types of Innovation: Product, Process, & Business Model

Innovation has become such a buzzword it can be hard to remember what it actually means. Depending on who you talk to, the bar for “innovation” might …


Disrupting beliefs: A new approach to business-model innovation

In a disruptive age, established business models are under attack. Discover how incumbent companies can reframe them.<p><b>Let’s face it:</b> business models …


very funny video on innovation


Innovative Business Models Answer 3 Fundamental Questions

Saul Kaplan - Business Model Innovation

What is innovation?

Infographic: The Most Valuable Companies in America Over 100 Years

How much does the business world shift in a century?<p>Today’s visualization comes from, and it uses Forbes data to show how the list of the …

Sears Canada

Business Model Innovation: What It Is & Why It’s Important

Amazon launched in 1995 as the “Earth’s biggest bookstore.” Fast-forward 22 years, and that “bookstore” is now a leader in cloud computing, delivers …


GM Plans to Launch Airbnb for Your Car

General Motors Co. plans to start a pilot program this summer that will enable car owners to rent out their vehicles when they aren’t using them, …


Four Paths to Business Model Innovation

Business model innovation is a wonderful thing. At its simplest, it demands neither new technologies nor the creation of brand-new markets: It’s about delivering <i>existing</i> products that are produced by <i>existing</i> technologies to <i>existing</i> markets. And because it often involves changes invisible to the …


What Airbnb, Uber, and Alibaba Have in Common

When Facebook acquired the messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion in the spring of 2014, the question on everyone’s mind was, <i>does the service really merit a valuation of almost 20 times projected revenues?</i><p>WhatApp’s valuation may be extreme, but huge gaps between revenues and valuation are …

We Need Breakthrough Business Models, Not Breakthrough Technology

Technology doesn’t transform markets, business models do.<p>When humanity encounters a shiny new technology and senses its potential, we usually glibly assume that the world will instantaneously jump aboard and surf the resulting wave of change.<p>Anyone who has experienced at least one of these wave …


Defining Aggregators

(<i>Note: this is not a typical Stratechery article; there is no over-arching narrative or reference to current news. Rather, the primary goal is to</i> …


Electric car dream comes at a cost

As carmakers race to replace diesel with electric, concerns are mounting that they may have to sacrifice margins to succeed in selling battery …


Solar now costs 6¢ per kilowatt-hour, beating government goal by 3 years | Ars Technica

Cost goals met, the DOE is moving on to address grid reliability in solar.<p>On Tuesday, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that utility-grade …

Solar Power

With Self-Driving Cars, The Feds Get A Tech Policy Right For A Change

Bureaucrats haven’t always done a great job of regulating tech, but new DoT guidelines set a clear path for driverless vehicles.<p>For the last few months, Tesla, GM, Ford, Uber, and every other company seeking to play a part in the future of autonomous transportation has been anxiously awaiting the …

Driverless Cars

Astonishing self-driving Uber cars hit the road and will take over 'within five years'

Self-driving Uber vehicles have hit the streets today as the industry predicts the technology could be as little as five years away from replacing …

Driverless Cars