Digital Winners and Losers

February 11, 2020

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Digital technologies are upending many industries and companies. Think about Uber’s impact on the taxi business or Amazon’s impact on retail stores.

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 750-word post to make your contribution on digit.hbs.org by 6pm on Feb 11. 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. Feel free to use graphics, data, videos and links to other sites to corroborate your points.

Selected posts will be discussed in class.

Submitted (79)

The Louvre: Winning at Digital Engagement
Joe Tung
Last modified on February 9, 2020 at 7:32 pm
Background Established in 1793, the Musée du Louvre is one of the world’s largest and most visited museums. Despite its age and size, the Louvre has become one of the most forward thinking and digitally innovative museums, resulting in increasing [...]
Coursera – Revolutionizing Education For Anyone, Anywhere
DA
Last modified on February 11, 2020 at 11:22 am
As Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”Coursera is attempting to do just that by providing “world-class learning for anyone, anywhere”.
Mercado Libre: a winner in Latin America
Andres Perez
Posted on February 9, 2020 at 6:13 pm
Mercado Libre, the largest online eCommerce ecosystem in Latin America, has disrupted the retail industry. Its innovative business model has positioned the company as a winner in Latin America, which has been reflected in its impressive growth.
DJI: Winning in consumer drones
Amanda Dong
Last modified on February 9, 2020 at 9:21 pm
DJI Overview: from hobbyist to billion-dollar business When Frank Wang incorporated DJI (Da Jiang Innovations) Co in his dorm room in 2006, the market for unmanned aerial vehicles (commonly known as drones) was limited to a few die-hard hobbyist and [...]
One Medical wins at digital health
GDC
Posted on February 9, 2020 at 11:52 pm
By applying a technology business model to the healthcare industry, One Medical has successfully aligned incentives of different parties to become a clear winner in digital health.
Flexport: Disrupting international freight shipment
C. Xu
Posted on February 9, 2020 at 11:58 am
Flexport is a freight forwarder based out of San Francisco that is digitizing the international freight shipment market. There are a number of reasons why I think they are a #winner in today’s digital world.  
PayTm- Disasters are Subjective!
Krish Sreedevi
Last modified on February 11, 2020 at 2:33 pm
"I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity"- John D. Rockerfeller. This is the story of how Paytm turned one of India's most recent economic disasters -Demonetization- into the reason for its unicorn status!
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