Tag Archives: bop markets

Floating Upwards: The Bottom of the Pyramid Segment is No More

By | July 9, 2015

Pew Research Center’s latest results on global income distribution show some rather large shifts among the lowest income segments. The Bottom of the Pyramid or Base of the Pyramid (BoP) segment, defined as those who live on less than $2.50/day has just lost a significant percentage of the population. While one can quibble that $2.50… Read More »

Understanding at the bottom of the design pyramid

By | September 5, 2012

source Before we can give form – and it does not have to be a tangible product but could even be a service, a business model or a strategy – to what we wish to do, its not enough to step back to just the function level, one must step even further back to envision… Read More »

Exploring the market forces acting on the cyber cafe industry in Kenya

By | September 18, 2011

This post continues on the challenges of estimating size and value of an untapped market in the developing world – in our current case, it is the cyber cafe industry in Kenya.  A critical aspect of this exercise will include assessing the impact of a variety of market forces acting on the industry in the… Read More »

The challenge of assessing the size of an emerging market opportunity

By | September 17, 2011

Untapped opportunities in the developing world bring with them their own challenges for businesses seeking to invest in them.  An interesting one is that of assessing the market size and value, particularly for the lower income demographic that operates primarily in the informal economy (often called the BoP or bottom of the pyramid).  This snippet… Read More »