The Next Wave of Business Models in Asia

There’s a new generation of sophisticated entrepreneurial growth companies in Asia — and they’re competing by reconfiguring business models.

Asher Devang, Christian Kruse, Andy Parker, and Pontus Siren

WINTER 2017

The South Korean television drama “My Love From the Star” features a dashing, 400-year-old alien who falls in love with an actress. The plot isn’t difficult to grasp. It’s essentially a boy-meets-girl story with an interstellar twist. The global appetite for such Korean entertainment — movies, TV shows, and music videos — has exploded in recent years. For non-Korean-speaking viewers, subtitles are crucial to the experience. Enter Viki Inc., a company that hosts content for streaming and provides ...

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