If you haven’t realized it yet, we are smack in the center of a spectacular tectonic transition that is rendering all previously accepted business models obsolete—the transition to a digital services economy. The new services economy is making services more relevant than products. Others might boldly proclaim the end of the product era and herald the rise of the new services economy. Services have become the new product.
Per a recent post from the US secretary of commerce, the United States exported roughly $400 billion in digitally-deliverable services, accounting for more than half of U.S. services exports and about one-sixth of all U.S. goods and services exports. Global giants like IBM now treat their business as a services business. Companies like Google, Facebook, Airbnb and others are leaning on new services to grow their footprint and revenues globally.
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