We dive into the new thing. Can a well known brand do something new? Must the new thing stand alone? Must it have a new name, a new distribution model?
We evaluate BMW’s “i” initiative from both a strategic and tactical perspective. BMW, Ford and the other automakers have not a small number of new products and services, apart from traditional cars.
Jobs to be done appears again, as Horace expresses his single pedal “serenity” in traffic.
We close with a few quotes from Ford CEO Mark Fields.
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Ford CEO Mark Fields interview, including “Today, the future goes to the company that makes the best products and collects the best data to turn into services.”