Netflix’s Competitive Advantage is Losing?


Netflix's Competitive Advantage is decaying due to the competitors don't need to make money.
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If we inspect carefully the number of subscribers lost, actually Netflix is just fine. The streaming giant only lost 200 thousand subscribers from a total of 221 million. It is a tiny fraction, less than 0.1%. It is no big deal. Netflix said that number comes from 700 thousand losses due to Russian things. If we neglect Russia – Ukraine number, Netflix has an additional 500 thousand subscribers. Not bad. Far from it. Case closed. So, why we are here? To address a more important issue: Netflix’s Competitive Advantage.

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Competitive Advantage of Tesla: Chapter II


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The third quarter of 2021 illustrates the competitive advantage of Tesla due to its integrated business. In the midst of a chip shortage that trims the production of almost all automakers, Tesla still breaks the record in terms of production units. This article is the sequel to talk about Tesla’s economic moat that discussed brand power, direct sales, and low-cost producer.

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Tech Branding Strategy: Temple of Modern God

Tech Branding Strategy is about how the company looks like for a tech company

What is the important element for a browser? Speed, Of course. User Interface? Check. What else? We would say… name. In 2012, Microsoft lost in browser war not only for its sluggish browser but also for its name. Internet Explorer isn’t sexy at all. Firefox is a better name, it reflects speed and energy, like Chrome. The first move of the tech branding strategy isn’t about introducing them to the public. It begins with building the brand, including the name, identity, and characteristics they represent.

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The Economy of Scale Analysis: Physical to Apps

In Moat versus growth investing, companies could be classified into growth categories or moat categories. Investors need to be very careful in this field.
Economy of Scale
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Online-ing physical business doesn’t necessarily translate into financial profit. Teladoc, Uber, Doordash, and even the European counterpart Justeat Takeaway1 still recording losses. Investors may believe once economies of scale are reached – the long-awaited profit will be materialized. Here we perform an economy of scale analysis to get deeper into that issue.

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Moat versus Growth Investing: 50 years Lesson

In Moat versus growth investing, companies could be classified into growth categories or moat categories. Investors need to be very careful in this field.
growth versus moat
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Dell Computer is the hottest stock in the 90s, the XPS maker recorded 120,000% capital gain from February 1990 to April 2000. Today, the business is declining as the PC industry’s fate dictates. Dell did not join the top 10 best stock performers in the last 10 years (2010-2020) – far from it. When someone chats with us about moat versus growth investing topics – we always take Dell as an example. Meanwhile, an old company like Boeing with a strong competitive advantage has become one of the best stock performers for the last 50 years.

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Competitive Advantage of GE Aviation

The competitive Advantage of GE Aviation is at its engineering excellence and great after-sales support
GE Aviation is a hidden gem
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The year 2020 is another story of fail, bleakness, and uncertainty for General Electric. Yet, our task as an investor is to seek the opportunity offered by a mismatch between consensus and reality – between expectation and fact. To exploit that, we think we need to know the competitive advantage of GE Aviation – the largest segment owned by the conglomerates.

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