What is the core of your business model?
Before Google was established, what Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted to do was to let everyone find the information they wanted for free and easily in the Internet age. Larry Page is a very business-minded person and when Google was founded, he often invited elites from all walks of life to come to the company to share their experience and stories. This included EchoStar, the second-largest satellite TV network in the United States. EchoStar’s business model is summarized as below:
- The company does not make satellites. All satellites are bought or rented.
- The company does not produce TV programs by itself but obtains authorization from the media company.
- The company does not make satellite receivers and TV set-top boxes. The former is bought from China, and the latter is customized from Motorola.