Digital Winners & Losers

February 02, 2017

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 digit.hbs.org 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.

Responses (99)

Nest: Falling Into The Chasm
CPerlman
Posted on February 2, 2017 at 5:36 pm
Nest, thought of as being on the forefront of the Smart Home, has been struggling to cross the chasm and gain mass consumer adoption. Can the company rethink its strategy to deliver consumer value?
Instacart – Leading the way for grocery deliveries
Rahul
Posted on February 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm
Instacart, an on demand platform for delivering groceries, is considered one of Americas most promising companies. The company was founded in 2012 and has rapidly expanded ever since - paving a new way for grocery deliveries
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