Pinterest: “An overnight success four years in the making” The early story of Pinterest reads like the story of many other start-ups. A great idea followed by many struggles to make it come true. Their initial idea did not work out (though one of their recent features is pretty close to the original idea). But […]
Groupon was once the fastest growing company ever. But they could not continue on their initial stellar growth.
And yet they are still one of the most popular apps and ecommerce platforms with over 200m downloads and 50m active users despite their share of mistakes.
Under a new leadership they are now embarking on a strategic transformation program that shows us what this famed company believes are the biggest opportunities in demand-aggregating platform business models right now. And that is your opportunity to learn from one of the sill best …
The Kindle is generally described as an Amazon gadget that mainly generates revenues through its own sales and the sales of ebooks. But what if I told you that there are at least 10 business models enabled by the Kindle system. How many would you be able to list?
The Kindle is a much bigger endeavour than just a product. It is not only disrupting brick-and-mortar bookstores but also the publishing industry. And there is yet more. Amazon Kindle, Fire TV, Tablet, Echo and Alexa are gateways to something much more complex behind the screen. And they have a number of characteristics in common:
TripAdvisor has given travellers a voice and a channel to exchange experiences. It has shown how to enter an old-established industry mainly based on user-generated content and from there grow into adjacent areas.
Reading this article, you will understand the differences to Booking.com and Expedia and be able to use ideas from these vastly successful platform businesses for your own innovation ideas.
Uber is making a big splash in the start-up world and beyond. But how does its business model work so well and scale so rapidly? Using the popular Business Model Canvas tool, I am explaining all elements in depth so you can transfer some of it to your own ideas.