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Great book, and quick, easy read.
Yes, it is best for small businesses and marketers, but everyone can relate and get great insight on these platforms and how to use them to build a personal platform.
As with his other books, Phil Simon has done an outstanding job of presenting a thesis, and backing it up with clear, well-presented information.
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 2 days 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 11 days 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 2 months ago by Iwan
Long story with very few insight points revealed, good for casual readers who has a lot of time to spend.Published 3 months ago by ImpressMe
This book offers a great look at how platforms are changing businesses. It focuses primarily on the the 'gang of four' (Amazon, Apple, Google, Facebook), but also draws from other... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Bob the Builder
Although the book list a proof reader and editor, they were missing in action. Face-book, to Face book, to Facebook, and it goes down hill from here. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Charles C. Brown
Age of the Platform is a wonderful book that I had the pleasure of reading recently. I am a big reader of business books, especially business narratives and business biographies. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ranger