No, WeWork Isn’t a Tech Company. Here’s Why That Matters
Last week, WeWork, the coworking space now known as The We Company, released its S-1 filing to go public. That spurred numerous concerns about the company’s large valuation ($47 billion at last count), given its hefty losses ($1.6 billion on revenues of $1.8 billion) and despite its rapid growth (86% year-over-year revenue growth). It also renewed questions about WeWork’s claims of being a...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 08/21/2019 at 07:55 am
The Gap Between Large and Small Companies Is Growing. Why?
Research and news headlines are replete with the idea that traditional large companies can’t innovate, and that smaller digital companies will render many larger ones extinct. While we’ve seen numerous startups of the last thirty years not only disrupt businesses but become the megacorporations of today, we wondered whether this disruption is accelerating with the momentum of digital...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 08/16/2019 at 07:21 am
Thinkers 50 nomination for Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Choudary
I strongly endorse three thought leaders for Thinkers 50 2019 List. Please send your nominations for Geoffrey Parker, Marshall Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Choudary by going to this link: https://thinkers50.com/nominate-2019/
It is easy to make the case for Geoff, Marshall, and Sangeet. Consider a few highlights:
They are the co-authors of the best-selling book Platform Revolution, with nearly 200,000 copies sold; now...
Posted by: Vijay Govindarajan - 08/15/2019 at 07:32 am