Digital Winners & Losers

February 02, 2017

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Digital technologies are upending many industries and companies. Think about Uber’s impact on the taxi business or Spotify’s impact on music downloads and the record industry.

For this assignment, we would like you to identify companies/organizations that you think are winning or losing. Just work on either winners or losers. Please focus on just one organization. Tell us why they are a winner or loser. Discuss elements of how they create and/or capture value that is leading you to call them a winner or loser.

Create an approximately 500-750 word post to make your contribution on by 6pm on Feb 2. Please create appropriate tags for your post including if it is a “winner” or “loser.” Please also respond to and comment on three other posts per module. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos and links to other sites to corroborate your points.

Selected posts will be discussed in class and also featured on the HBS Digital Initiative website.

Please prepare a 2-3 min summary of your blog post before class.

Submitted (99)

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 11:46 pm
In 2013, Alibaba Group went public on the Nasdaq stock market. With its sky rocketing sales revenue and profit, Alibaba is a clear winner. A key reason in Alibaba’s success is its effective use of foreign capital and know-how. But [...]
SquadRun: Uprooting traditional BPO workforce by on-demand jobs
Last modified on February 3, 2017 at 1:22 am
How does one convert people who are connected digitally and looking for freelance jobs into a high quality workforce? – by training and connecting them with e-commerce companies. Squadrun, a 5 year old start-up in India, is trying to create [...]
Atlassian: Quietly Rebuilding the Enterprise from the Bottom Up
Last modified on February 2, 2017 at 2:11 pm
The Australian firm sells enterprise software directly to teams and anticipates a future in the cloud.
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