Too many articles are written on why startups fail. We all know why and its dead simple: not enough customers. What is critically difficult is simply not to get caught up in the startup game of partnerships, contests and events, and just focusing on that. Customers.
We use innovation to say many things, which usually translates in being smart and fast about it. This is a wide-spread fallacy. Let’s understand why…
Apple is playing big on privacy against the other GAFA and right now specially Facebook. This seems to be an obvious move easy to play. But is it really?
After trying not to sell stand-alone training programs for execs for so many years, we must admit that this is more necessary than ever. Let’s discuss what we want to offer and why:
Eugene WEI wrote a reference article on social network business as « Status as a Service ». This is an important read. Here’s why:
I’ve been sharing for many years our own business model canvas that we’ve been using with a wide range of customers (from startups to multinationals) in many industries. If you ever been frustrated with the generic business model canvas and were not really able to activate it and gets real life results with it, well, there is a reason. And you might want to check this.
For the last ten years I’ve been in China at least once a year. As such, there is no way I consider myself an expert with deep understanding of this market. No, what I have now is a long string of snapshots, flowing together in an accelerated vision of how this market is evolving.
Beyond the usual and excellent writing tips you can find in books and online, there is the hurdle of overcoming your own writing blocks. So here are 3 (sometime counter-intuitive) insights to help you write your business blog.
As a major surprise, Microsoft at the end of 2018 turns out to have now a higher market cap than Apple. Although Microsoft doesn’t manage to have the same customer’s reach that Apple commands in B2C, the Redmond firm managed to regain its leadership in B2B… even maybe in parts of the business that you don’t see coming!
Every six months or so, we have another warning that Apple is doomed. Well doomed or not, wiping off $74.6 billion in valuation on a trade day is unprecedented in the history of business. So yes, let’s pause a moment on that.