Airbnb v. Hotels

The sharing economy is what brought us Lyft and Uber, the ride-sharing services, but what this collaborative consumption trend was started by is a little, remarkable company called Airbnb. We have seen the sharing economy absolutely BOOM in the past few years. You’re not using those power tools? Rent them out!  This shift in how …

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Dell v. IBM

It was a boy in his late teens that can be credited for starting the personal computing revolution. He wasn’t afraid of the corporate giants. In this case, when asked by his father, “What do you want to do with your life?” Michael Dell—then a freshman in college—already had his goal. “I want to compete …

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Uber and Lyft vs the Cab Industry

You know the scene: a person standing in the rain in some major city, waving frantically at all the passing yellow sedans in hopes of some salvation, but are rewarded with only dirty street-water-soaked clothes for the effort. This is not only a cliched scene in every romcom you’ve ever seen, but a very real …

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Honda Motorcycles vs the US Market

“You meet the nicest people on a Honda.” That simple phrase, coined in the 1960s, made the Honda motorcycle a casual vehicle. David Chooses to Go After Goliath Honda started manufacturing motorcycles in 1955 and was the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Japan. Once it dominated its domestic market, its senior managing director decided it was …

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Netflix vs Blockbuster

The tale of David vs. Goliath tells the story of a young, un-armored teenager, David, who battled a shield-and-spear-wielding 9-foot tall giant, Goliath. The odds of winning were not in David’s favor, with his minimal body protection and not-9-foot-tall stature. With the hit of one rock, David defeated Goliath and became the champion, and king, …

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