Why Netflix Disrupted its Business Model 4 Times in 22 Years

Most of us know Netflix as the online streaming company that makes money by selling a monthly subscription pack to its customers in exchange for access to all the content available on their platform.  But that’s not how Netflix originally started.  The Netflix of today looks nothing like the Netflix of day one. In the course of its 22 years of existence, Netflix’s business model underwent four big strategic shifts. In this blog, we will run you through all the four business model changes Netflix went through and have a look into Netflix's current financial standing. 1. Why was Netflix started? Before he started...

How DDG makes Profit without Tracking Users, Unlike Google

When you hear the phrase ‘search engine’, what’s the first name that pops into your head? For most of us, the answer would be Google, right? That's because for almost two decades now, Google has had more than 90% market share among search engines. Google’s market dominance is such that so many people haven’t used or even tried a different search engine. Even in 2008, the year in which Gabriel Weinberg launched DuckDuckGo, Google had around 90% percent market share? So why did he even bother building an alternative to a search giant like Google? Originally, he had no plans of launching...

McDonald’s is a real estate empire [It’s not a fast-food chain]

Some brand logos are recognizable the moment we see them. Whenever people come across huge giant golden arches, most of them think they are looking at one of the world’s largest fast-food chains. But the reality is that McDonald's is a real estate empire hidden under the face of a fast-food chain. And the McDonald's franchising system functions as a layer between the underlying real estate empire and the overtly visible fast-food operation. To understand the real way McDonald's makes money, we need to understand how their franchising system works. The structure of McDonald's franchise system  Instead of opening McDonald's outlets on its...