Here’s a graphic I’ve seen a lot, in slightly different forms, at dozens of conferences in recent years. It comprises the logos of a handful of “disruptive” firms which are changing the world around us.
Accompanying speeches often include the words “Amazon has no shops, but is one of the world’s biggest retailers; Airbnb owns no hotels, yet shelters so many holidaymakers; Uber owns no cabs, but is one of the largest taxi companies…”
The discussions which follow are often along the following lines : “How do we emulate them? Or destroy them? Or survive despite them?” - if you’re an established rival business.
But add to that another option : “How can we join them?”
Nitai Utkarsh is looking into that, as part of his role heading a large Family Office in India. He manages the investments of a wealthy family which is also involved in manufacturing things. (I mustn’t reveal more).
A rival firm is encroaching. Nitai’s solution is : to work inside and alongside the competitor…
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