NY Business Models

This is interesting business model innovation case material: New York Magazine has an ambitious piece that looks at 21 different organizations, and the ways they make money: The inner workings and profit mechanisms of diverse outfits (from drug dealing to the city government …) are explored in The Profit Calculator.

Doing so it also looks at the complexity (relatedness, adaptivity and emergence) that characterizes business ecosystems (like the big apple in this case):

We also asked Edward Glaeser, a pioneering urban economist at Harvard, to analyze the New Yorkonomics of the businesses we profile. […] how New York’s great density makes our lives—and livelihoods—hugely dependent on one another. We’re all plugged, at different entry points, into the same awesome web.

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