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by Don Tapscott

  • ISBN: 1578511933
  • Category: Money & Business
  • Author: Don Tapscott
  • Subcategory: Marketing & Sales
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (May 2000)
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • FB2 size: 1210 kb
  • EPUB size: 1838 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 182
Download Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs fb2

I selected this book from the reading list of my e-commerce class in BUS 240 at California State University, San Jose.

The book finishes with strategies for business webs: 1. Describe your value proposition. Why exist?) 2. Dis-aggregate, identify the parts of your value system - suppliers, shippers, etc. and also look for weaknesses. 3. Decide what you would want if you were the customer. I selected this book from the reading list of my e-commerce class in BUS 240 at California State University, San Jose. It seemed applicable to today's evolving business environment and relevant to what we have been learning in our MBA program. I found it to be a very encompassing and well written book.

Harnessing the Power of Business Webs .

Includes bibliographical references (p. 249-258) and index. Value innovation through business webs - The new models of wealth creation Donor challenge: Your dona.

ISBN 978-1-57851-193-8. Don Tapscott, David Ticoll, The Naked Corporation: How the Age of Transparency Will Revolutionize Business, Free Press, 2003. Don Tapscott, Alex Tapscott, The Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, Penguin Books, Released May 2016. ISBN 978-0670069972].

This work demonstrates how readers can become part of a business web- a group of businesses that work towards a unified goal. Such webs are replacing the traditional business structure to create wealth.

Such webs are replacing the traditional business structure to create wealth

Such webs are replacing the traditional business structure to create wealth. To derive greatest value from it, make it required reading for all key people and then go off-site for 3-5 days and discuss it.

The key to success in this revolution is harnessing the power of the Internet to gain sustainable competitive advantage and to create value for your customers. Tapscott, Ticoll, and Lowy show you how to do this by defining the business model for your company's survival in today's economy. Read this book to stay ahead. John Chambers, President and CEO, Cisco Systems.

This work demonstrates how readers can become part of a business web- a group of businesses that work towards a unified goal. Such webs are replacing the traditional business structure to create wealth.
Reviews about Digital Capital: Harnessing the Power of Business Webs (7):
Innadril
This is one of the few business books that dare address the central issue for most companies today: How to establish competitively-advantaged business models for serving customers that capture the power of the Internet to work with others. Anyone who doesn't know what they want to do for an Internet-based business model or doesn't like the one they have will get great benefit from this book.
Like Blown to Bits, Digital Capital looks squarely at the economic impact of the Internet on existing business models. But Digital Capital goes further in laying out the necessary steps to build on five business models that have been working that involve creating business networks that are Internet enabled (b-webs in the parlance of this book).
You will instantly recognize the five business model types, because the authors provide lots of examples (at least some of which will be familiar to you) and lists of characteristics of each type.
You will also know how to go from where you are to reaching one of these archetypes by the strategy directions the authors provide. The only drawback of this section is that the language gets a little b-schoolish (and full of very long words).
The conceptual basis of the work is sound. The only two points that were not discussed were (1) how these models might evolve into more powerful models in the future, and (2) how they might merge with each other.
Where the book is at its best is in helping you think through how to add other companies into a related web of interests to get more done -- thinking that goes well beyond the well-known outsourcing mindset.
Good luck with improving your Internet-based business model! Keep in mind that technology will evolve rapidly and enable some new business models that can only be dreamed about today in just 3-5 years. So be sure to look at the irresistible forces of technology development in thinking ahead.
VAZGINO
Many books I've read on how the internet will change business consist of musings and mumblings about the trend of the day or compiling a years worth of news clippings and calling it a book. This book is different because the authors have clearly rolled up their sleeves and done some actual first-hand research on what is really happening at the cutting edge of business and the internet. The result of this old fashion, gum-shoe effort shows forth clearly as they rise above the haze of the internet and the trough of dotcom Wall Street and shows the reader what the next generation of e business is all about. Some companies like Cisco have already figured it out and they explain why. The rest of us have our work cut out for us, but at least this book give one a solid idea of where all of this e-business stuff is going. Bravo!
Hiylchis
I'll admit it: I read a lot of business books, Internet and otherwise, and most of them either bore me to tears or confuse the hell out of me. This one is that rare exception that makes an interesting argument in a clear and straightforward style. The big benefit of e-business is the ability to connect almost instantly with your customers, suppliers, distributors, and even your competition. This book tells you how to do that by building a "business web" to maximize your interactions with these constituents. The traditional integrated firm may not be dead quite yet, but it's certainly headed that way, and we're all going to have to figure out a new way to do business. These authors provide balanced and intelligent guidance.
Kare
I rated this book 5 stars for these reasons: 1)Excellent book for startups - it will not tell you how to do it but will certainly tell you where you are in the big complex b-web called the new economy - great for start ups who are always struggling with their business models 2)Was thinking of doing an MBA to understand business models but decided not to do it till I chew and digest this book completely - the 'old business models' may have to be thrown away 3)Helped me tremendously in changing my current mindset - that mind that was shaped under the old 'brick and mortar', linear model way of thinking.
Tegore
This book might have been cutting edge 2 years ago with the hype that created the Internet Bubble. But, a lot has happened in the last couple of years that debunk a lot of theories put forth in this book.
Several of the case studies that the authors tout as market destroyers are actually either going out of business or being bought for a pittance. Example Optimark.
Also, the authors present a lot of theories without any depth. How to translate stories into actions. There is a lot of breathless discussion of disaggregation, reaggregation, but very little guidance on how do this in a complex companies. These simplistic ideas don't work very well in complex organizations with multi-layered value chains servicing different customer segments and product lines.
My take-away was another attempt by so-called "digital gurus" to drum up consulting business.
Ral
For those who would like to understand internet businesses and their capabilities, this book is probably one of the best. This book points out critical success factors for five different types of internet business models. The classification is interesting for anyone who are interested in internet businesses. It also sharpens the understanding of core capabilities of internet businesses.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
The book provides very valuable insight into the new world of the electronic Economy. It is quite obvious that the authors have a deep understanding of the subject. Several times during the read, I almost had to resist the urge of crying "a-ha" out loud. Introducing the 'b-webs', the authors provide a highly useful and interesting framework on analyzing Internet businesses.
However, one might of course wonder whether 250 pages are enough for describing the whole e-Economy. Some parts of the book tend to be a little shallow and selective in the sharing of details. Also, the authors seem very keen on `branding' their own words and expressions, which spoils it a little.
Still, the book has a lot of value in it and covers a wide area of interest. Absolutely worth reading!

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