Dear community member,
enjoy this week's newsletter! As always some relevant news. Don't forget that we recently opened the ticketing for our last pre-summer Bootcamp and enjoy our regular flow of news, reads and updates from the inside!
Have you attended our New Growth Landscape webinar with James Currier?
In case you weren't able to join us live last week find a moment to catch up with the recording: James shared precious insights on the relationship between strategy and tactics, approaches to acquisition and virality, the importance of pricing in business marketplaces, and much more.
Don't miss the launch event for the Business Ecosystem Alliance
On March 24th - 25th attend the 2-day launch event of the Business Ecosystem Alliance. On March 25th Boundaryless CEO Simone Cicero will also run an adopters' panel with two adopters from the Boundaryless community Yolanda Martin (from Kaluza) and Roberto Battaglia (Intesa Sanpaolo) about the need to see continuity between the inside transformation of a company and its business model innovation strategy. Check out the whole program and subscribe here
Are you a Positive Shaper?
We just relaunched our Positive Shaper program to facilitate socially minded and impact-focused entrepreneurs and designers to join our April Platform Design Sprint to accelerate your platform thinking on a specific project that you can also bring!
Transform your Organization
Boundaryless is open-sourcing Rendanheyi into what we call the EEEO, the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Enabling Organization model, by integrating the revolutionary Chinese giant's insights on organizing in complexity with a broader set of practices and ideas that will make it applicable to any context.
In short, EGMs seem an excellent workaround to the internal purchasing bureaucracy that holds back innovation in many large corporations today but the problem is bureaucracy, not necessarily decentralized purchasing. On the other hand, EGM signals that the process of unbundling of the corporation, going from 1:1 to 1:N contracting, towards N:N contracting (micro-enterprises, fully unbundled organisation) is well underway.
Dark Matter Labs on Mental Wealth for Resilience ↴
An important point here made by the Dark Matter Labs team: to let people build resilience, society needs to invest in mental wealth cause... "Without developing people’s social and emotional capacity, it becomes difficult to unlock complex collaboration." Future platforms will be entangled with this.
Murmurations in Organizing ↴
Our recent podcast guest Aaron Dignan (see below) introduces Murmur, a "best practice as a service" solution that aims at helping founders adopt and share practices on how to organize work, make decisions, budgets, share profits, and more.
We believe this is a hot space - as organizations and organizing unbundled into smaller pieces - let's see if Murmur will crack the code.
All the articles provide good insights even if they seem to be a little unattentive of the recent broader pervasivity that platform-ecosystem thinking is gaining in the business context. Nevertheless, a bunch of good reads.
A couple more on Product to Platforms ↴
Check out these two more installments of the product-to-platform strategies review (i, ii, iii) from the folks at Platform Chronicles: despite the number 2 seems to confuse virality with network effect a bit, still, the posts are full of exemplary case studies.
... see our videos and podcast suggestions below
A New Bootcamp with a New Format!🧑🎓
As an answer to the feedback of the community, we also published a new Bootcamp for June that follows a different structure:
planned over three weeks
4 hours sessions (on two following days per each week) - 1PM/5PM CET
If you're not interested in a certification and instead you want to invest two days into a strategy sprint for your own project check the Design Sprint below!
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Latest Episode: Leadership and Legitimacy through Consent and Coherence ↴
This week's podcast episode features a heartful discussion by Boundaryless CEO Simone Cicero and EEEO ME Lead Emanuele Quintarelli with The Ready's founder and author of the best-selling book "Brave New Work" Aaron Dignan. In the conversation that starts from the challenges of leadership in self-organizing entrepreneurial and scalable organizations, Aaron shares a radically different approach to leadership as something that needs to be more coherent and inclusive.
Aaron also explains how, in his own company, they are using the power of consent and purpose to create legitimacy around distributed leadership, allowing teams to work dynamically and in tune with internal and external market forces.
Bill Baue and Ralph Thurm- founders of r3.0 the revolutionary project that wants to change the way we account for planetary sustainability.
Complexity thinking legend Nora Bateson - about what is a trans-contextual organization
A short video primer on the Urgency of EEEO ↴
A few days ago, Boundaryless CEO Simone Cicero had the chance to present at Innov8rs conference drawing connections between the inside and the outside of organizations, with the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Enabling Organization: a shared model of unbundling and re-bundling. Check out the video
Social Media and Cultural Transformations ↴
In this podcast, James Currier talks to Josh Elman — who had direct experience building some of the most used Internet consumer products of the last 20 years - about the evolution of social media and its massive impact on culture. Really an important space of cultural evolution.
Ethan Buchman on all things future - and the blockchain(s) ↴
Quite an interesting chat with Ethan Buchman, discussing the internet of Blockchains, the game of standardization and interoperability plus on a whole lot of other stuff about the future with Anthony Pompliano (who else!!).
Ben Horowitz on all things Culture and Entrepreneurship ↴
As a final appendix of this issue two conversations featuring Ben Horovitz. First, an amazing interview of Ali Ghodsi — a former Iranian refugee that become a computer scientist and co-founder of Databricks: a story of change, resilience, and entrepreneurship. (PS in general, don't miss The Boss Talk show if you're building a company!)
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