The books and articles this week are all about, you guessed it, platforms
: Considering how dominant the main platforms (Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Visa/Mastercard etc) are these days, one might be tempted to believe there are no more platforms to create. The Platform Revolution
suggests ways to look at markets and determine where the opportunities are.
: I read The Mesh
when it came out in 2010 and, while the model it talks about is ubiquitous today, was amazed at how well she laid out the value possibilities in platforms like Kickstarter and the ride-sharing winners. Quick and good read.
: Jeff Bezos’ ’it’s still day 1 for the internet
’ is one of three strategic consistencies he’s maintained since Amazon’s day 1. This 2013 narrative
**, missing recent innovations like Echo, shares the core strategic approach Amazon uses to dominate.
All the best this week!
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