Great post on monetizing the network effects! It looks like LinkedIn makes most of its revenue from businesses (HR & marketing), so I wonder if it is willing to give up some of its personal premium subscription revenue in order to increase its network effect and generate even more revenue from businesses (moving it closer to the Facebook model). The current premium subscription fee is quite hefty at $60/month, so by either lowering its fee or offering more features for its free users, LinkedIn could greatly increase its users and the amount of time users spend on the site.
Great post on the effectiveness of an organizational change on sales performance! As expected, profitability in 2009 declined immediately after the reorganization as costs have gone up due to the decline in supply chain and manufacturing efficiency. However, Nike seemed to be able to quickly adapt and improve its efficiency in the following year. Any idea what is causing the significant jump in profits for 2015?
Ditto on the usefulness of the post for recruiting! You mentioned that Strategy& and PwC will work together to submit a response for client’s RFP. How would that actually work? Wouldn’t the execution/operational aspect of the work from PwC depend on the recommendations from Strategy&? Wouldn’t you need Strategy& to perform the work first before PwC can submit a response back to client?