Tag Archives: scale

Sales-Product Tension: Small Companies Scale and Big Companies Fail

Steve Denning has a great short article in Forbes, referencing Peggy Noonan on what Steve Jobs had to say about why big companies fail. The article is worth reading – actually, the entire Isaacson biography of Jobs is a great read – but here … Continue reading

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Conway’s Corollary – Design Determines Scale

When I went to business school, I worked closely with an incredibly smart woman with whom I shared a very similar method of thinking and mindset. When we would find the same responses to the same questions in the same manner, inevitably I … Continue reading

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It’s All About the White Rats

No, this is not about “White Hats” – security hackers who try to break into systems in order to strengthen them, as opposed to “Black Hats” – but really about what we can learn from white rats. In the last few weeks, I … Continue reading

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Nimbleness of Scale

In business, there are two benefits that accumulate to large or diversified companies: Economies of Scale Economies of Scope Economies of Scale are the benefits of from doing more of the same. If you make 10MM laptops a year, your cost per computer will be cheaper … Continue reading

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Should Your Mobile App Shutter Your Web Site?

Last week, Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce firm, and its fashion subsidiary Myntra, announced that they shuttered their mobile Web sites. According to the article, which has a good analysis on zdnet, their desktop Web site is still active, but they are … Continue reading

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