What a great post!
I think the idea of Combatant Gentleman is very interesting especially since there are places such as China where you can get a tailor-made suit for a very affordable price. Combat Gent seems to be bringing these services to the US in order to satisfy the lower end of the suit market.
Similar to Charlie’s comment, it seems that everyone likes their suits tailored a certain way and wants to have a good quality product that will last them for some time. I wonder what happens when a customer gets a suit that does not fit well or needs a quick alteration. Do they get a refund? Do they need to alter it on their own? Other things to consider: Are there enough variety of fabrics? How good is the quality of the suit material? Is it durable? How long will it last for?
The business and operating model of Combat Gent is very intriguing, but it seems like they will have to overcome some of these perceptions in the market before gaining a large market share.
Completely agree with the comments above – Athenahealth is definitely disrupting the EMR environment with its cloud-based solutions. As I think about their future, I can’t help but wonder:
1. Do you think that they will be able to continue growing at such a fast pace? If so, how do you think this growth will impact their operating model or internal organizational structure?
2. A known issue within hospitals and even across hospitals and payers is the inability to easily share data. As they begin to think about hospital solutions, are they considering how to connect the various disparate devices within the hospital to their cloud-based solutions?
3. How does their More Disruption Please program complement their core business model. Does it currently bring any added value to their client relationships?