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What business models are outdated and what are the alternatives?

One example to begin with:

"SOPA & PIPA are not about copyright. It is about protecting a dying business model. (...)
This isn't about stealing for the movie industry bigwigs and their high priced lobbyists. It's about desperately trying to maintain the old familiar business model that afforded them a lifestyle of Armani suits, lunch at Nobu and limos. It didn't work for music and its not going to work for movies."

- David Meerman Scott

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    Jan 25 2012: A business model that will gradually get obsolete is one that believes one can charge based on the cost of creating an Intellectual property. The benefit it gives and hence its usage value to customer will increasingly determine true value. In non linear terms this means business models that expect revenue from savings made for customer are sustainable. Finally in a Google age innovative business models will emerge when we start with the assumption that we will not be "directly paid" for our offering. NOW how to make profit? Those will be the innovative business models of the future.
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      Jan 26 2012: Like I've said in my previous reply (to David Grammer), I believe in successful models which derive from the ideology of social return on investment. While entering the 21st century, and as you call it 'the Google age' (I personally call the last decade 'the Google decade'), we're starting to notice that the customer is king once again.
      Just like the experience you would have had at bakery in the 1950's, businesses are becoming more transparent and accessible once again. At the same time hospitality is increasing and so is the quality of the advice they're giving their customers. More of the boundaries of formal handling are being taken away and at the same time the quality of support, maintenance and communications also increases. The internet is bringing really big change to the (business)world, and therefor I'm convinced that it's a real (economic and social) revolution that could be bigger than the Industrial Revolution.
    • Jan 27 2012: Perhaps you can clarify "A business model that will gradually get obsolete is one that believes one can charge based on the cost of creating an Intellectual property."

      Do you mean that - Intellectual property has no value? Or anyone who invests in creation of anykind in the future should expect a loss?

      If that's true and that's what you mean, that's why I ask you to clarify, then I wonder if the only people that can afford that price are the megacorperations of today.

      Doesn't it also imply there is no hope for individuality and the sole creator.

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