BCG.Perspectives has a very interesting new article, "Navigating a World of Digital Disruption". The article focuses on how the BCG clients (F500) can be disrupted and how they can position strategically and tactically to improve their performance. However, I found the more valuable parts to the article to be:
- A new perspective on why Amazon has succeeded
- A new way to look at the business model for digital companies
I really liked the graphic below. One point to note, I think you can only strategically focus on one "architecture" at a time for an line of business. For example Amazon uses communities to do book reviews, but the Amazon strategy is a platform strategy for its original business. I THINK A LOT OF STARTUPS TRY TO COMBINE PLATFORM AND COMMUNITY AND THAT IS WHY THEY DO NOT GET FUNDED. YOU CAN ONLY BE ONE.
The article also has an interesting proposal for how NGOs and multi-laterals could re-organize agriculture to be more sustainable and effective through big data.
This is an article worth reading slowly and not speed reading. Thanks to @John_Menenzes for the heads up.