Hamilton Helmer – Power + Business – [Invest Like the Best, EP.174]

My visitor today is Hamilton Helmer, the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Strategy Capital and the author of one of the finest organisation books in history called 7 Powers, which is the subject of much of our discussion. In the last three decades he has actually also utilized his method principles as a public equity investor. In this discussion we cover all seven service powers, from counter-positioning to scale economies, and how companies earn and keep those powers.

Show Notes

( 1:31)– (First concern)– What power means to him

( 5:05)– Benefits being more common than barriers in the power equation

( 6:28)– How early stage business establish their barriers

( 11:23)– The power of counter positioning and how hes seen it applied

( 14:47)– The product side of counter positioning

( 16:39)– Daniel Ek Podcast episode

( 17:27)– Applying the concept of counter positioning to yourself

( 20:40)– A cornered resource

( 23:49)– A take a look at google as a cornered resource

( 27:12)– Unique power of network economies

( 31:18)– What subtleties disqualifies network results

( 32:54)– Nuances of scale economies

( 35:56)– Learning economies and who can scale it better

( 37:07)– Building a switching expense and barrier into your service

( 40:10)– Branding as power

( 44:27)– Defining procedure power and how it varies from scale economies

( 46:40)– The idea of the time lag and capital

( 50:42)– Why is a lot power focused in innovation organisations

( 52:07)– What does power imply for clients

( 53:43)– Developing power as an art vs science, and the best power artists

( 55:08)– Kindest thing anybody has actually done for him

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My visitor today is Hamilton Helmer, the Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Strategy Capital and the author of one of the finest business books in history called 7 Powers, which is the topic of much of our discussion. In the last three years he has likewise utilized his strategy principles as a public equity investor. In this conversation we cover all 7 organisation powers, from counter-positioning to scale economies, and how companies make and keep those powers. Any financier or business owner should comprehend these ideas, and 7 Powers is the best work Ive seen that describes them in depth. Please enjoy our discussion.