The Innovation Stack

by Jim McKelvey
The Innovation Stack
  • ISBN-13: 9780593086735
  • Author(s): Jim McKelvey
  • Subject: Business & management
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Portfolio
  • Publication Date: 12-03-2020
  • Format: h/b

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In 2009 Jim McKelvey lost a sale because he couldn't accept American Express cards. Frustrated by the high costs and difficulty of accepting card payments, McKelvey joined his friend Jack Dorsey (the co-founder of Twitter) to launch Square, a startup that would enable small merchants to accept card payments on their mobiles. But just as Square was taking off, Amazon launched a similar product - but retreated within a year. How did Square beat the most dangerous company on the planet? Was it just luck? McKelvey eventually found the key: a strategy he calls the Innovation Stack.
About the book

In 2009 Jim McKelvey lost a sale because he couldn't accept American Express cards. Frustrated by the high costs and difficulty of accepting card payments, McKelvey joined his friend Jack Dorsey (the co-founder of Twitter) to launch Square, a startup that would enable small merchants to accept card payments on their mobiles. But just as Square was taking off, Amazon launched a similar product - but retreated within a year. How did Square beat the most dangerous company on the planet? Was it just luck? McKelvey eventually found the key: a strategy he calls the Innovation Stack.