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Dear Reader, 
here's your latest newsletter on Platforms – a curated list of links brought to you by the Platform Design Toolkit Team.
First of all, a bit of big news!  We're launching, together with Haier Model Institute the first and unique certified RenDanHeYi introductory course for a limited cohort of 40 participants.
It will be ONLINE on June 16 to 18 over three half-days; the timing optimized to allow more or less anyone to join from all over the world! If you're still not familiar with the importance of Haier's Rendanheyi organizational model, checkout our blog post on the Entrepreneurial, Ecosystem Enabling Organization or register for our first free webinar. You can use PDT-Community  discount code to get a -25%. This  will apply for a limited set of 5 tickets, by clicking on the links here, you'll get the discount automatically applied. 

The Paradoxes of Organising in a fast-changing world: Markets & Networks
Tracking some key insights (mainly) from the first round of interviews for the 2020 White Paper

We've been always exploring how risk factors could impact business models, the organising of value creation in general (and organizations), but we didn't necessarily expect to live through this ten-years-in-one acceleration. 

As the current pandemic is changing the world in real-time, we gained a new awareness through our first round of podcast interviews: in the post we’re trying to capture some key lines of thought on how this translates into changes in our perception of value. We explore the interplay between global and local, between brands, companies and their ecosystem, the governance of the chaotic transition, and much, much more.

Explore the main insights we captured by this amazing journey we've started
Do you want to get involved in the Sense-Making Process? Then join our upcoming Community Sense-Making session on Friday this week

Watch the latest on youtube
Support our "New Foundations" Research Campaign:
Explore all the new information on our dedicated page here. From that page you can:
Book an Explorer package that gives your company early access to the research and a dedicated strategic session to rethink your strategy in line with the transition. plus several other perks.
Book a Community package that gives you as an individual an opportunity to attend our Ecosystem Sense-Making event on June 30th (TBC)  and much more.
It's time for you to join us in this research effort: we count on your support to make strong and seminal research to guide our work with platforms and ecosystems in the coming decade: if Platform Design Toolkit has been useful to your work, this is the moment to contribute!  
Also, note that through the pre-sale campaign you'll be able to pre-book heavily discounted training tickets!
Our curated list of the best reads, videos, and podcasts to inform and transform your understanding 👇
🗞️ Reads
UNMISSABLE  - The Human Organization Explained ↴
A monumental piece of work by Emanuele Quintarelli. What is it going to be for? If there's a continuity between industrial and post-industrial organisations I guess we'll have to start from maps like this.
ON THE HORIZON  Li Jin's Newsletter debut
First @lijin18 newsletter doesn't delude with a peek into China's technological and institutional response to covid19 and its long term effects on customer behavior. A nice complement to this, is recent Hong Kong focused consumer behaviour change report from IPSOS: some data available in the press release.
Cone: The Future of Decentralized Organizations  ↴
A great read on organizations as markets: Rob Solomon explores "the point where the cost associated with using the decentralized market option is equal to the cost associated with the complexity that comes with operating a large, centralized organization. [...] Beyond that point, the decentralized market option is more effective."
AirBnB experiences go online: a plot twist? ↴
As a result of covid19 and the global lockdown, AirBnB opens to online experiences. If you want to frame how this iconic company is going through such a massive disruption, you can peek into Chesky's podcast conversation on Masters of Scale. See below.
🎙️  Podcasts & Videos
This week's podcast session is pretty jammed! ...but don't forget to listen to our brand new podcast first! Also, from this week we're going to collapse our Video and Podcast section into one.
Jumping S-Curves and Inventing the Future ↴
Another awesome podcast at Aperture with legend Bill Fischer: "Innovation should describe the characteristics of the way we work. It should be about how we do things, rather than what we’ve done at any particular time, or who’s doing it."
 Below the Line podcasts: Eric Ries! ↴
This episode of Below the Line features a thoughtful response from an iconic figure: Eric explores how to respond to #covid19 at the human, team and organizational levels. An act of leadership.
 Vitalik Buterin through the Portal ↴
A truly interesting conversation between Eric Weinstein and Vitalik Buterin: this podcast succeeds to touch all the important points that make Buterin one of the most important visionaries, leaders and intellectuals of our time.  [VIDEO AVAILABLE]
 Chesky on the future of Airbnb ↴
In an awesome situational (#covid19) deep dive Chesky offers an interesting peek into his vision of the world to come, and some essential thoughts on the future of travel. He believes that remote technologies will transform the future of work, making us living disconnected from a single city.
He therefore anticipates that Airbnb is going to provide monthly rentals (moving into #proptech) and, in another passage, he says he believes travel will be much more "localized" and regional - agreeable.  A truly interesting podcast where he also covers the recent fuss about refunds that actually put him in serious trouble.

Learn more about the Methodology👨🏿‍🎓

Check the new possibilities for learning both Online and Live: below the list of the currently pllaned courses (click on each link to book your ticket): 
  • Certification Bootcamp available both in-person (September) and Online (May)
  • Project work based Masterclass to learn the basics of Platform Design - available online in English (June) and Spanish (May)
Information on all courses available here
Use PDTCOMMUNITY code to claim a 10% discount on all tickets except early birds
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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