Do they “need” us?
A friend, who is doing some great work in the space of delivering quality healthcare to remote rural customers, narrated a story of how she went to meet an old lady whose medical tests revealed that she had a high risk of cardiovascular disease but when suggested regular monitoring and diet restrictions,the old lady said that she…
Would you pay for “Information”?
The biggest problem plaguing rural supply chains is lack of information and/or information assymetry. However, owing to the developments in technology in recent years, it is now possible to reach out to the remote rural locations and make such information available at a fraction of a cost than what was possible in the past. The…
Characterisitics of good franchisees
Methodically screened agents (Implies that a fair amount of trial and error has to be done to decide upon the best fit profile of a potential franchisee operator.) Strict quality monitoring and follow-up training (Standardised and exhaustive training modules ) Uniform branding and product mix (Centrally experimented and released based on the learnings obtained by the…
The approach to the “marketplace” business model
Jason is back with another great post on market place business model. By marketplace, he refers to a platform which connects buyers and sellers who find it difficult to connect. A few insights distilled from his post: (I must say that the full post is a MUST Read. This summary here, is not the best!)…
Wondering: What is the business model for cash carriers for banks like SDB Cisco? What is the business model for McDonalds/CCD/Barista/Coffee World/KFC? Do they differ? What is the business model for a Call Taxi service?
Got my hand on a book named “Starbucked” which narrates the story of Starbucks (the American coffee, tea chain). Interesting facts: They didn’t start as a food service concept. Their idea was to sell coffee so that people could make it at home! It was started by three people who ultimately sold the business off…