The Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business

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Wiley, Dec 23, 2009 - Technology & Engineering - 250 pages
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Valuable lessons from Japan’s mobile industry yield 6 Immutable Laws for Mobile Business globally

Japan’s mobile customers enjoyed better mobile devices, more content, and the most advanced functionality and services for the last 10+ years. This book helps cut through the many myths and all of the hype surrounding Japan’s mobile dominance to identify the most important laws that will guide the success of mobile businesses around the world. Based on detailed market analysis and unprecedented access to the major players and pioneers of the Japanese mobile industry, this publication helps you understand the Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business. These will help you and your business successfully navigate the challenges that the world’s Wireless Revolution brings. From Law #1 through Law #6, authors Philip Sugai, Marco Koeder, and Ludovico Ciferri will help guide you to distinguish mobile myth from mobile fact, micro developments from macro trends, and regional characteristics from universal truths.

The book highlights Japan’s incredible efforts to offer consumers complex, high-tech devices with enriched services that are nonetheless elegant and easy to use, a quest which the authors have labeled "Simplexity." Based on their interviews and observations, the authors assert that, "Simplexity will be what truly empowers individual users through their mobile devices.

Filled with case studies exploring all aspects of the Japanese mobile industry, this unique publication points carriers and content and service providers towards successful business models and practices for today’s and tomorrow’s mobile Internet.

This book is the beginning of the conversation of The Six Immutable Laws of Mobile Business, which is regularly being updated and expanded upon at:www.siximmutablelaws.com

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Mobile phone technology is ascendant. With billions of subscribers across the globe and more signing on every day, it is the technology of today and tomorrow. Japanese firms are by far the leaders in the thriving “mobile market.” Three experts on Japan’s cellphone industry – Philip Sugai, Marco Koeder and Ludovico Ciferri – explain why, providing an in-depth, insightful report on where mobile is headed in the years to come. They also discuss six principles that mobile carriers and service providers around the world can learn from and may want to follow. getAbstract recommends this book – with its informative foreword by Martin Koelling, the Japan correspondent for the Financial Times Germany – as a worthy reference guide for professionals in the mobile arena. In this area, as Japan goes, so goes the globe.
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About the author (2009)

Philip Sugai, DSc, MBA, is the Director of the Mobile Consumer Lab and Professor of Marketing at the Graduate School of International Management at the International University of Japan. He is an advisor to a number of companies in Japan and overseas on the strategic implications of wireless technologies on consumer behavior.

Marco Koeder, MS, is Executive Director of CyberMedia K.K., a leading digital media agency in Japan. He is also a mobile evangelist and strategic advisor to global players in the online and media industries.

Ludovico Ciferri, MA, is Research Manager at Istituto Superiore Mario Boella, where he is in charge of the Japan and Australasia regions. He is a researcher at Mobile Internet Capital, Inc. and teaches mobile business strategy at the International University of Japan's Graduate School of International Management.

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