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What Airbnb, Uber, and Alibaba Have in Common

40 years of financial data have been examined, for the S&P 500 companies to see how valuations trends have evolved along with business models and emerging technologies.

One key take out; a simple way to characterize the different types of business that were engaging the hearts and minds, and pocket books, of investors. Because today's highly valued, fast growing businesses can be found in almost every industry, we quickly moved past standard industrial classifications and developed a new framework based on business model, which is the principal way an organization invests its capital to generate and capture value.

The four models are: Asset Builders, Service Providers, Technology Creators, and Network Orchestrators.


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