The Cold Start Problem – also known as the “chicken and egg” problem – describes a paradox found in two-sided business models: Your business only works when you have both supply and demand. But when you start, you have neither, and to get one, you need the other. In this post, we’ll look at how […]
If you’re considering competing in a red ocean, modern business strategy has very clear advice for you: Don’t. Red oceans are zero-sum, closed games where everyone is competing along the same dimensions. They’re brutal. You have to be prepared to deploy a stunning amount of capital. Customers view you as a commodity and have no […]
This post on the Philippines is the first in a series where we’ll explore different marketing ecosystems in APAC. The Philippines is a good one to start with because the consumer behavior we find here is common across most of Southeast Asia – but as you’re about to see, there are a few areas where […]
As Grab prepares for its history-making SPAC listing, numerous profiles of Grab CEO Anthony Tan have been published. Several features describe a man who works so hard that he reads business case studies while exercising. In Grab, Tan leads a sprawling multinational in one of the world’s most complex, fragmented and increasingly competitive regions. Studying […]
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