First rule of first principle thinking, do not use first principle thinking when a mental model is available

Skype & FON partner together

Nytimes breaks the story of Skype & FON partnering together. (via Martin)

Network architecture that have service & connectivity unbundled allows innovation to happen by new ways of rebundling. Of course one cannot ignore that in the process this would disintermediate many players in the old value chain.

This piece of news has excited so much interest and is buzzing a lot in the blogosphere.

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Thinking about Business Models

In most simplistic terms a business is about value creation and a business model refers to value capture function of the person/organization coordinating the value creation. Peter Rip (who writes interesting posts about entrepreneurship and I always find good takeaways from him) has a very detailed diagram which captures his thought process when he thinks about business models. The diagram is a little complex but it is definitely worth spending time and understanding it.


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