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)

Touch Surgery: The Uberization of Surgical Education
Partha Ray
Last modified on February 11, 2020 at 5:51 pm
Touch Surgery has been #winning the medical education game through its groundbreaking platform, which has expanded globally to offer step by step instructions for over 300 surgical procedures spanning 17 specialties. The platform has over 2 million users and has [...]
Bloomberg: Four victorious decades
ssingayapally
Last modified on February 10, 2020 at 11:09 pm
Founded in 1981, the Bloomberg LP revolutionized the financial services sector through technology. Nearly 40 years later, its flagship product, the Terminal, continues to dominate trading desks even as it faces a number of competitors trying to take on the [...]
Ghost kitchen attacks 7-eleven’s food business
H&M
Last modified on February 11, 2020 at 5:44 pm
Seeing potential in Japanese food delivery market, Uber Eats, Door Dash and several other platformers are entering Japan. This competition has just begun and it is difficult to predict who will win, but since it seems that food delivery business [...]
Samsara and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
Jared V.
Last modified on February 11, 2020 at 6:02 pm
The shift to “Industry 4.0” presents a unique opportunity for startups to emerge and win. One of the early winners in this race so far is Samsara, which provides its customers with end-to-end solutions across a variety of industries, giving [...]
China Literature: Winner in Content Creation
PZ
Last modified on February 10, 2020 at 6:15 pm
Company Overview China Literature is the leader in the online literature market in China. It is an online platform that connects writers and readers. As of June 30, 2019, China Literature had approximately 8 million writers, 12 million online literary [...]
Uber vs. Taxi
Carla SanchezArmas
Posted on March 31, 2020 at 9:21 pm
Previous to entrance of Uber in public transportation market (in 2009) the service provided by taxis, in general, was very deficient and expensive. Uber’s entrance broke the monopoly that taxi drivers had in each city, particularly in airports. Uber’s unique [...]
MarketAxess: Winning via bond disruption
Sky Deck
Posted on February 11, 2020 at 5:43 pm
Cross the widely known benefits of electronic platforms with the massive but unfamiliar-to-most world of bond trading, and you get MarketAxess (Nasdaq: MKTX). The question isn’t if their fixed income marketplace will win or even when, but just by how [...]