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Dear community,
Welcome to another fortnightly newsletter by Boundaryless.
The last two weeks have been hectic! We've closed a great certification Bootcamp and published a new date (October 2021, click on the link to access a 15% Discount code) and we ran our Regenerative Platforms event where almost 200 participants shared insights on rethinking platforms for regeneration: video recordings from the sessions are coming soon so stay tuned in case you missed it.
Our latest Essay:
"The 3 Key Challenges in making your Organization Platform-ready"
As most companies are now transitioning to the Platform Age, they face huge challenges in coping with their organizational and technological debt while bridging the distance between the inside and outside of the organization.  
👉 Here you can find some key reflections we offered to frame these challenges 
Stay tuned for the Closing Webinar of our Growth Series: "zooming into Marketplaces and Defensibility"
On June 23rd, at 18:30 CEST, we will go live with the closing webinar of the New Growth Landscape. For this occasion, we have an incredible guest speaker coming from Turtle Ventures (a fund with a focus on highly defensible marketplaces), the Founding Partner Josh Breinlinger, "The Marketplace Guy". Catch up with the recordings from the previous growth-related webinars here and don't forget to subscribe!
Discover more and join us  by clicking here
Catch up with all our Research on Growth!
Check out the latest news and events for the EEEO/3EO org. development research stream:
1️⃣ Finally: the 3EO/Rendanheyi Masterclass as Cohort-based, Self-Paced training!
Check all the features of the 3EO Rendanheyi Facilitated Self-Paced Masterclass here!
A special 15% discount is already set for the Boundaryless community.
Place your order now!
2️⃣ June 23rd - EEEO Live event:
Rethinking Leadership in the Platform Era
On June 23rd, at 16:30 CEST, there will be a deep conversation with the amazing David Nour (author of "Curve Benders"), GE Appliances' Antonio Boadas and Platform Summit Co-Chair Peter Evans on "Rethinking Leadership in the Platform Era".
Tune in to the 1-hour conversation to explore the challenges, opportunities, and discontinuities introduced for leaders and the same concept/capabilities of leadership in organizations that aim to play an aggregator role in multi-sided markets and ecosystems.
3️⃣ Re-watch the latest EEEO Live event on Platforms and Ecosystems
On June 17th, at 17:00 CEST, we had a live conversation with the amazing Yolanda Martin (Director of Platform Ecosystem Design at Kaluza and formerly holding similar roles at Farfetch) about what platforms mean for a company business model & organizational structure.
Re-watch here on youtube!
And now enjoy our ...

Our curated list of the best reads, videos, and podcasts to inform and transform your understanding 👇
🗞️ Reads
An all-round publication on Metrics ↴
Very actionable advice from Lenny Ratchinsky on the new Future publication from A16z: it covers all the important stuff around metrics here, such as choosing a North Star metric based on your business type, or building your input metrics structure from output metrics, and more!
Really resonant with our latest post on metrics!
How to create a Liquid Super Team ↴

The guy with the newsletter strikes again: Packy Mccormick's The Cooperation Economy gives a real glimpse of emerging patterns of organizing in a low transaction cost economy. Truly #mustread.
Limits to Blockchain Scalability vs. Holochain ↴
Arthur Brock, one of the key contributors to holochain design, explains the different approaches to scalability between Holochain and Blockchain, rhyming with a recent update from Vitalik Buterin in response to the Blockchain FUD being spread by Elon Musk, recently.
The right moment for you to understand the difference between these two approaches.
From our Community: Token engineering and Platform Design ↴
"The Impact of Governance Token Design in Platform Strategies" and the related video from Boundaryless community member Renzo D'Andrea provide some initial rumblings around the true potential of token engineering as an extension of platform design.
More work to be done in this!
How creator and business patterns may be intertwined  ↴
"If creators are businesses that can generate financial returns like traditional businesses, it is only a matter of time before a full spectrum of financing opportunities opens up for creators": Li Jin explains the messy middle between independent creators and businesses.
It's not all that rosy.
Noam Boardin on early-stage traction ↴
Interesting reflections on early-stage traction in this post on nfx founder's list: "We tried many times to open up a specific city or country, but it never worked. While at the same time, for places started organically, we were able to pour the gasoline on the fire and it would light." says Waze's Noam Bardin. The most important tactic: be ecosystem driven.
... see our videos and podcast suggestions below 
🎙️  Podcasts & Videos
Did you catch up with Boundaryless Conversation Podcast Episodes published so far?
Check them out as the podcast is also available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle PodcastsSoundcloudStitcherCastBoxRadioPublic, and other major podcasting platforms.
If you're using an Apple device, and you want to support our podcast, please take a moment now to go here and rate our podcast 5 stars! This really helps listeners discover our conversations and join our community!
Latest Episode: From Platform Coops to Exit to Community ↴
We had an inspiring conversation with Nathan Schneider over the platform cooperative movement.  Among the topics discussed, we explored the various forms of community opportunities, including community ownership and exit-to-community,  the ‘benevolent dictatorship’, levels of community participation, multi-stakeholder structures, and what we mean by community.
In a nutshell, it is all you need to know about Platform Cooperatives!
Stay tuned for the upcoming episodes with:
  • One of the authors of the greatly appreciated book "Team Topologies" on team structures in software-intensive orgs  Matthew Skelton 
  • The Founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, and Internet legend Tim O'Reilly.
Rethinking the way you get dressed: the "closet in the cloud"  
Truly interesting interview on the masters of scale rapid response series with the amazing Jennifer Hyman CEO of Rent the Runway. Great inspiration and elaboration of the pandemic impacts to a deeper level and a lesson in strategy. Female CEOs lead the way.  
Ted Rau's take on sociocracy ↴
Great podcast conversation at The Ready's brave new work podcast with Sociocracy legend Ted Rau. We've found the conversation enlightening and made us  think about how we're approaching Sociocracy at Boundaryless as part of our broader ecosystemic evolution.
What can you learn from the growth of... cities? ↴
Truly great conversation here. Geoffrey West's (former former president and distinguished professor of the Santa Fe Institute) work on cities, unveils some universal nature of networks and scale and touches up the pharmacological nature of growth: bringing good and bad outcomes.
A deep dive on DAOs 
DAOs unlock some fundamental mechanisms that have the potential to fluidity a lot of the traditional hurdles of organizing: decision making, capital allocation, and more.
A lot of interesting insights in this excellent primer on DAOs.
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.
Download the Platform Design Toolkit Now!
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