HBR's 10 Must Reads on Platforms and Ecosystems (with bonus article by "Why Some Platforms Thrive and Others Don't" By Feng Zhu and Marco Iansiti)

Harvard Business Review, Marco Iansiti, Karim R. Lakhani, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Geoffrey G. Parker

Key Insights from the Book:

  1. Understanding the Platform: The book emphasizes on understanding the nature of platforms and how they create value by facilitating interactions between users.
  2. Ecosystems and their Importance: The book highlights the importance of ecosystems in platform businesses and how they contribute to the success of a platform.
  3. Network Effects: The book delves into the concept of network effects and how they lead to rapid growth and value creation in platform businesses.
  4. Monetization Strategies: The book discusses various monetization strategies that platforms can employ to generate revenue.
  5. The Role of Data: The importance of data in...

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Henrique Paternostro