Winners & Losers March 30, 2017

Who Wore It Best? Amazon Edition

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Winner: Cadillac, which just launched a major innovation. For $1500/month you can lease any Caddy you want, then switch to a new one when you realize how lame you look.

Loser: Apparel brands that Amazon is ripping off. Many of the e-tailer's new private label designs look strangely...familiar.

Loser: Uber drivers, who don't benefit from the company's success.

Winner: Nintendo, which sold 1.5 million Switch consoles in a week. Another metric for the brand's success: how many gamers stopped watching porn to use the Switch.

Sources
(0:11) “Introducing BOOK by Cadillac, a Bold New Luxury Vehicle Subscription Model,” Cadillac, January 2017. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU
(0:17) BOOK by Cadillac, March 2017. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU
(0:48) Cowen Group, 2011-2015. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU http://bit.ly/2od7MdU
(1:19) L2 Analysis of Various Sources.
(1:30) “How Much Do Uber Drivers Make in 2017?” I Drive With Uber, January 2017. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU
(1:38) L2 Analysis of Various Sources.
(1:41) “Uber Is Finally Realizing HR Isn’t Just for Recruiting,” Harvard Business Review, March 2017. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU
(1:44) “2017's Uber IPO,” Investing.com, December 2016. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU
(2:01) “Nintendo Has Sold More Than 1.5 Million Switches in The First Week,” Ars Technica, March 2017. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU
(2:04) “Popularity of Sony’s PlayStation VR Surprises Even the Company,” The New York Times, February 2017. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU
(2:16): YouPorn, March 2017. http://bit.ly/2od7MdU

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