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The birth of business models

17 March 2010

The term business model only really entered the mainstream in the 1990s, when so many unfamiliar ones emerged. Earlier inventors of revolutionary models like Henry Ford (mass production) and Frank McNamara (credit cards) just thought they had come up with a good business idea. Now business model innovation is analysed by academics […]

Competitive advantage

10 March 2010

Two fascinating books on the troubled media industry have appeared recently. I have written a great deal about Google lately so I will comment on Ken Auletta’s Googled later. Reading The Curse of the Moguls by Jonathnn Knee, Bruce Greenwald and Ava Seave is a bit like coming across Machiavelli’s The Prince […]