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 digital.hbs.edu/platform-digit 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)

Lynda.com and the Making of the Mother of the Internet
Last modified on February 2, 2017 at 1:45 pm
Lynda Weinman, dubbed the Mother of the Internet, created Lynda.com as both a byproduct and a catalyst of the modern era of digital innovation and transformation. Technologies that made her business possible are the exact ones her company teaches to [...]
Amazon: winner of current generation of e-commerce
Jing
Last modified on February 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm
First to enter the battle between brick-and-mortar and online retailers, Amazon has won by providing seamless one-stop shopping experience and leveraging technology to capture value. Since then, It has also evolved into a technology company. As we enter a new [...]
Legen…wait for it…dary…
opheliac
Last modified on February 2, 2017 at 6:09 pm
With the rise of online, digital and social media marketing, it is incredibly and increasingly difficult to cut through the clutter and reach one’s target consumer. This is even more pronounced in the entertainment space, where the overall number of [...]