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"Essential reading on the state of business today-and where it is going. Ignore this book at your own peril."
Buoyed by the success of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, companies of all sizes are fundamentally rethinking how they do business. They are creating vibrant ecosystems, and in the process, reaping big rewards. In the tradition of The Long Tail, The Age of the Platform demonstrates how the world of business today is vastly different from that of even ten years ago. Today the most successful companies are operating under an entirely different business model-one predicated on collaboration, rapid development, emerging technologies, and externally driven innovation. The Age of the Platform introduces and describes a critical new business model, one essential to survive in today's increasingly fragmented and dynamic economy.
Finished reading the book which was very revealing and insightful on the topic of platforms which I had almost now knowledge of when I started reading. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert Yawe
A gripping and insightful book on the phenomenon which is shaping businessPublished 6 months ago by Pramoy Pratap
A history lesson. Nothing more. If you are looking for a book on platform strategy, look elsewhere. You won't be inspired or even entertained here.Published 6 months ago by Jason
Mr. Simon leverages the successes of "The Gang of Four" (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google) to describe how companies can leverage some of the same ideas in their businesses. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jose Solera
One of the best business books I have read. Short, concise and practical. It thoroughly explains the concept of a platform, its benefits, key success factors and risks. Read morePublished 7 months ago by pyzak
Although the author is correct in his conclusions, IMHO, he's taking too much pages to explain why. Repeating himself over and over and not really going to the 'why'. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Iwan