Hossein is a guest writer at TechRasa.
Hossein Sabzian is a PhD student of technology management at University of Science and Technology in Iran. His major interests include ICT trends analysis, Platform-based business models' development for telecos, Strategic management, Fuzzy cognitive maps and Agent-based modeling.
A manager’s decisions are entirely shaped by the way he or she views the problems. These views or mental models can be divided into four types of periscopic mental models, microscopic mental model, telescopic mental model and kaleidoscopic mental model. In this writing, each of these mental models have been pursued in the telecommunications industry.
ICT organizations in Iran, particularly telecom operators have started several investments but their business models have stood still and such condition has slowed their revenue generation. To solve this problem, ICT managers could rethink traditional business models and develop new ones based on platform thinking.
Although every day more and more shopping malls are popping up across Iran, there's one fashion e-commerce in the country which is offering products that are not easily found in retail shops. Modiseh is an online fashion e-commerce known for its exotic discounts and stylish fashion products in Iran.
Almost every country has some kind of internet censorship and measures they would take, depending on their beliefs, cultures and laws. But we are not here to talk about the right or wrong and we are not here to explore the origins of this restrictions in our time but to rather explore the possibilities and opportunities that these restrictions provided for some startups in Iran...