Legacy TV and Internet TV aren’t fighting a zero-sum war, but rather coming together slowly like a weird, drawn-out merger, so that in a few years, the distinction between apps and channels might be invisible.
There’s nothing about our model that can’t be copied over time. But you know, McDonald’s got copied. And it still built a huge, multibillion-dollar company. A lot of it comes down to the brand name. Brand names are more important online than they are in the physical world.
Jeff Bezos (via designinfo)
(Brand is a by-product of execution. Pinning success on having a innovative “model” or strategy or idea or “first mover advantage” is never enough. There is no sustainable competitive advantage, only sustained competitive execution.)