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As countless marketplaces emerge, user stickiness will be key to scaling network effects
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Why the future of SAAS isn’t SAAS, it’s network effects.
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Business is about solving customer problems. It’s been claimed that business is primarily about beating the competition or about maximizing shareholder returns, but if the successes (and failures) of the past decade are anything to go by, the primary goal of business is solving customer problems. If you think about the approach that businesses take … Continue reading A Platform Thinking Approach To Problem Solving
“An authoritative guide to the role of online platforms: what they are, how they work, and what they mean for business and economics.”
— Hal Varian, Chief Economist of Google
“A compelling framework for building platforms, networks and marketplaces. Essential reading for every entrepreneur and innovator.”
— Jon Oringer, CEO, Shuttershock
This guest post looks at a common challenge for local marketplaces.
A keynote laying out the shift that platforms are bringing about in the nature of business today.
Shouldn’t users see some money when they are the reason for Facebook’s massive valuation?
Can cities be modeled as platforms? This guest post shows how.
Platforms may leverage implicit social and usage data to challenge traditional industries like banking.
A detailed breakdown of how platforms like Airbnb, YouTube, Wikipedia, and Upwork entire industries.