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How could you overlook 2018's best of from one of the leading voices in platform thinking? Read here Sangeet's selection. From Big Tech platforms to geopolitics and the industrial platform economy, Sangeet recap some of the major topics of 2018.
An Excellent Report on The future of online marketplaces ↴
This report released by Dealroom in December is crazy interesting: it sheds a lot of light on where opportunities lie in the future: an excellent complement to Andrew Chen's perspective on the next 20 years of Marketplaces.
And one on... the present ↴
If the report shared above sheds light on the present, this one is excellent at giving you an overview of the trends on Marketplaces in the past year (and more). A key read on Amazon and the dynamics it generates in its competitors and the market asa whole.
Designing in Networks (and why it matters) ↴
We cannot design networks, but we can design IN networks. In this very interesting piece, you'll find a nice exploration of the elements and implications of the concept of designing in networks and what we can learn from it to inform our work especially in dealing with complex social issues.
The Documentary on the history of the Platform Organization at Haier ↴
A nice complement to Gary Hamel's busting bureaucracy perspective below, this documentary on the history of Haier - about how the Chinese giant, the poster child of the platform organization, ensure continuous value creation - will change your perspective.