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Dear community,
Welcome back! ...to another fortnightly newsletter by Boundaryless.
A peek into season 3 of Boundaryless Conversations Podcast:
Are you a good listener of our Boundaryless Conversations Podcast? If yes, probably you're wondering what is going on in the background as we approach the launch of Season 3. In this post, Simone and Stina, open outline some of the new questions we want to explore and some guests we would love to have at the show.
>> Read the post <<
>> Subscribe for the upcoming episodes here  <<
 
Watch the highlights of the Rendanheyi Open Talk 2021!
Recently, our Simone Cicero and Emanuele Quintarelli participated in the Rendanheyi Open Talk 2021 Conference, gathering with the world's leading thinkers and practitioners of the most advanced models of organizing.
During the event, Boundaryless team ran a session on the role of contracts in reshaping organizing at today: you can watch the highlights of the event here, where we premiered a demonstration of our EMCOS (codename) software project!

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Learn Platform Thinking and get Certified:
On October 7th, we'll be starting our next Live Bootcamp. It may end up being the last in the current format (in six 4-hour sessions) as we're launching a new format early next year. Don't miss the opportunity to get certified and learn all about Platform Design!
THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO BOOK!
Book your seat and Get Certified! (-15% Community Discount)
Learn how to foster Entrepreneurial Organizing:
On October 21st, we will be starting the Rendanheyi Masterclass. Take the opportunity to obtain the certification by the Haier Model Institute and learn all the basics of the revolutionary Haier model of organising!
Book your seat and Get Certified! (-25% Community Discount)
FANCY A SELF-PACED LEARNING PATH?
If you don't fancy a live course, note that on November 8th, we will launch the 3EO cohort-based Rendanheyi Masterclass, a facilitated training lasting 2 months! At your own pace, you will dive into the principles of the Model of organising and understand how you can apply it to your organisation, while harnessing perks and get facilitated with dedicated sessions!
Learn at your own pace and Get Certified!
And now enjoy our ...
PLATFORMS & ECOSYSTEMS 

KEY READS & MORE 
Our curated list of the best reads, videos, and podcasts to inform and transform your understanding 👇
🗞️ Reads
THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE ISSUE
Another juicy report: fintech-enabled martkerplaces ↴
 
As marketplaces and fintech become more intertwined and create "more value than either marketplaces and financial services alone", Dealroom, Adevinta and Speedinvest released the first part of a reporting series investigating that relation. Must read
Dark Matter Labs' unconventional style of organizing ↴
Our Friends at Dark Matter labs explain their end-to-end process to organize... "Beyond the rules". How does it feel to you? Check out also the deepening posts on  learning and legibility and the one on distributed agency and care. More to come!
Bio start-ups: a model for Platform-Partenrship Fit ↴
Platform thinking is slowly embedding itself also in biology (that gradually draws patterns from the context of software development).
A16z, as always offers a great recap around the key ideas emerging in the space.
Also interesting to catch up with the original Platform-Disease Fit post from earlier on in August!
Business Ecosystems? ↴
 
What if we apply the lenses of the natural ecosystems to our business thinking? A great piece to reflect upon by Paul Hobcraft a long time explorer of all things platform-ecosystems thinking.

An insightful and provocative read.
How Web 3.0 interface will be different ↴
 
Another interesting one by Packy McCormick: an exploration of the role of interfaces in the evolution of the internet and why Web 3.0 interface may need to be a spatial, embodied, 3D one. This resonates with a twitter thread recently shared by Chris Dixon : are we still in the skeuomorphic era of Web 3.0?
Platforms, contracts and the future of work ↴
 
Creators and gig workers are reckoning the extent to which their working conditions are dictated by algorithms and they are looking for alternatives. Not only through new laws and contracts, but by harnessing technology themselves. Read more about it here.
A piece on network effects and competition ↴
 
"The big challenge that the internet poses to capitalism is that the network effect is fundamentally anti-competitive." 

No way out of this (without real unbundling between data, and marketplaces governance).
... see our videos and podcast suggestions below 
🎙️  Podcasts & Videos
We're wrapping our heads around kicking off the third season of the Boundaryless Conversations Podcast, in the meanwhile check out these recommendations:
Let's talk Transformation...  With our Simone Cicero 
Suzie Lewis, the host of the "Let's talk Transformation" podcast series, interviews Simone about Platform-Ecosystem thinkingListen to this episode to get into the details of, among others, designing new platforms, open business models, and transitioning to interconnected thinking!
Two podcasts on token governance 
First, listen to this podcast episode on Colony's podcast series "collectively intelligent" (Colony is a company building software to allow people to build online and collaborative organisations): "The Fantasy of Token-based Governance with Elad Verbin(that spurred from this great thread).
Second, listen to this one"Beyond Coin Voting Governance" by Bankless, with Vitalik Buterin: so much food for thought in the future of crypto plus a good dose of Vitalik's realism.
Energy expenditure, NFTs, Crypto-sovereignty and more ↴
Justin Murphy discusses with Mónica Belevan, the crypto entrepreneur and co-founder of the Web 3.0-based production studio Accursed Share, about a wide range of topics around crypto, covid and more. Highly interesting.
Insights from the Web 3.0 with the team at Loot ↴
Excellent panel on Loot, a fascinating recent development from the Web 3.0 space that gives us a hint about the depth of the composability of metaverse.

REALLY. CRAZY. STUFF.
A superlative talk on community building and the creator economy  ↴
A superlative talk with the founder of Mighty Networks, Gina Bianchini. In this episode, you will learn about what motivated her to help creators building communities, the long process behind it, her conception of leadership, and much more. 
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Play with Platforms: Platform Design Toolkit
Enjoy Platform Design Toolkit 2.2, grown on several years of experience with startups, corporations, and institutions of all kinds. 
Highlights on this release:
  • an updated Transaction Board canvas, now more explicitly helping you to work on reducing transaction costs in interactions;
  • an updated User Guide (2.2);
  • the possibility to instantiate a virtual board for online collaboration, thanks to our partnership with Miro, a leading online collaboration software worldwide.
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