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Where & how LLM Leaders conquer new Territory. (3 Blue Ocean Strategies & Business Model Canvases)

Explanation Terminology

Blue Ocean Strategy is a book published in 2004 written by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, professors at INSEAD, and the name of the marketing theory detailed in the book. They assert that these strategic moves create a leap in value for the company, its buyers, and its employees while unlocking new demand and making the competition irrelevant. The book presents analytical frameworks and tools to foster an organization's ability to systematically create and capture "blue oceans"—unexplored new market areas.

The Business Model Canvas is a strategic management template used for developing new business models and documenting existing ones. It offers a visual chart with elements describing a firm's or product's value proposition, infrastructure, customers, and finances, assisting businesses to align their activities by illustrating potential trade-offs.

I fed Claude V2 a few PDFs and this prompt

Act like a smart, visionary, and out-of-the-box thinking CEO, CCO, CTO, and CSO.

Analyse all PDFs.

Compute all info about global markets, world developments, AI companies, and soon emerging AI competitor xAI from Elon Musk.

Identify 3 blue ocean strategies each for LLM-focused AI companies like OpenAI, Anthropic, etc.

Before you tell me your strategy, explain your chain of thought and how you got there in as much detail as possible.

Point out possible scenarios for each of your 3 blue ocean strategies.

Create 1 business model canvas for each of your 3 blue ocean strategies.

Please impress me with your business creativity!


LLM's Chain of Thought

After carefully reviewing the provided PDF documents, I synthesized the key insights regarding the state of the AI industry, major players, emerging technologies, market forces, and potential opportunities.

The core findings that informed my strategic thinking are:

  • The AI market is experiencing explosive growth, fueled by advances in deep learning, increasing data, and mounting demand for automation. Total spending on AI is projected to reach $1.2 trillion by 2023.

  • Competition is intensifying as tech giants like Google, Amazon, Microsoft invest heavily in AI, and new startups emerge constantly. Staying competitive requires continuous innovation and differentiation.

  • Large language models (LLMs) like GPT-3, ChatGPT, and DALL-E 2 are having a breakout moment, demonstrating new capabilities in natural language processing, text generation, and image creation.

  • Generative AI is unlocking new possibilities in content creation, personalized marketing, process automation, scientific exploration and more. Properly managed, it can become a source of tremendous value.

  • Responsible AI development focused on transparency, ethics, and positive impact is becoming imperative to build trust and counter potential risks from misuse of AI.

  • Emerging players like Anthropic and Stability AI are gaining traction with their commitment to beneficial AI aligned with human values.

  • Elon Musk's new company xAI looms as a potential disrupter given his track record, resources, and ability to attract talent.

With these insights in mind, I devised three blue ocean strategies for LLM companies to pursue uncontested market spaces and achieve differentiation and rapid growth.

Blue Ocean Strategy 1: LLM for Scientific Discovery

Offer LLMs fine-tuned for scientific domains like physics, chemistry, and biology to generate hypotheses, predict experimental outcomes, synthesize novel molecular structures, and accelerate the pace of discoveries.

Target customers would be R&D teams in pharma, biotech, materials, energy, and academic institutions.

Key highlights:

  • Enables firms to exponentially increase their innovation productivity, reducing lab costs and time-to-market.

  • Democratizes access to powerful predictive capabilities only available in elite labs before.

  • Continually learns from new experiments and discoveries, improving over time.

  • Can spark creativity by proposing left-field hypotheses that humans may have overlooked.

  • Aligns with the company's mission of using AI to benefit humanity.


  1. Offer industry-specific LLMs like LLM-Materials, LLM-Pharma, and LLM-Energy.

  2. Develop a SaaS platform where customers can fine-tune the LLM on their proprietary data.

  3. Release open-source LLMs pre-trained on public scientific knowledge to enable free experimentation.

Blue Ocean Strategy 2: LLM for Personalized Education

Provide individual students with an AI tutor that assesses their strengths and weaknesses, customizes teaching materials accordingly, and adapts in real-time based on performance and feedback.

Target customers are K-12 schools, higher education institutions, vocational centers, and individual learners.

Key highlights:

  • Enables hyper-personalized instruction optimized for each student's needs and learning style.

  • Continuously tracks student progress and refines approach, ensuring better outcomes.

  • Makes high-quality education accessible to all by reducing costs.

  • Alleviates teacher workload by automating assessments and recommendations.

  • Upskills students in crucial skills like critical thinking, ideation, and communication that will be valued despite increasing automation.


  1. Offer LLM-Tutor bundled with curriculum content for different subjects and grade levels.

  2. Develop APIs/widgets so schools can integrate it with their LMS and content.

  3. Release LLM-Tutor to individual learners directly or via a subscription model.

Blue Ocean Strategy 3: LLM for Autonomous Self-Driving

Develop an LLM specialized in visual scene understanding and spatial reasoning to provide the brains for fully autonomous self-driving across diverse environments.

Target customers are automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers, fleet operators, and autonomous driving startups.

Key highlights:

  • Enables safe rollout of driverless capabilities without human oversight, unlocking new applications and business models.

  • Continually learns from real-world driving data across situations and conditions to improve safety and performance.

  • Reduces development time and costs by orders of magnitude compared to hand-coded systems.

  • Adaptable to new vehicle types and environments far easier than conventional approaches.

  • Aligned with the company's ethos of deploying AI to benefit people's lives.


  1. Offer LLM pre-trained on diverse traffic, weather, and driving conditions datasets.

  2. Develop simulation environments for customers to validate capabilities before real-world trials.

  3. Pursue joint development partnership with a major OEM to co-design optimized AI stack and infrastructure.

These three strategies leverage the unique capabilities of LLMs in beneficial applications that tap into large, high-growth markets.

The key is to start focused - prove value and build trust with early adopters, before expanding.

With authentic commitment to ethics and positive impact, they can position the company as an AI leader that uplifts humanity.


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