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  • Writer's pictureAdriana Lakatosova

Platform Digest 2021.23: Links and Relationships

👋 On time for your weekend: a round-up of this week's most remarkable stories at the intersection of #ecosystem#innovation and #platform#organisation.

The fabric of the org is links, not bricks

But perhaps the most daring indictment of what most managers assume to be conventional practice is that this would have been 10x harder, slower and more costly if we had tried to do this from within a traditional office-based organisation using project management, meetings and assistants to find diary slots. In a way, it makes me think that Ronald Coase’s thesis on ‘the nature of the firm’ has flipped - the transaction costs of co-ordinating work are now higher within a conventional office-based firm than without, in many cases.

👯‍♀️ Links, Interactions, or the behaviour you want to see — by Lee Bryant

The Cooperation Economy 🤝

The Cooperation Economy is about what’s possible when many of those individual atomic units recombine in new ways, of their own volition. The Cooperation Economy is emergent; if companies are planned top-down, collaborations form and dissipate as needed. Individuals will come together -- formally or informally -- to create Liquid Super Teams, formed of people with the right set of combined attributes for the task at hand. They might last a day, they might last three years. Then each member will go their own way, until they find the next quest to join.

👊 Relationships, cooperation, or the power to the person — Not Boring by Packy McCormick

😸 Github

In the second, your company's programmers work in confidential, utilizing the collaborative tools GitHub has created but not its dispersed global force of talent. In the same breath, GitHub is like a junkyard and assembly line. Programmers on the platform can go pick out, or help develop, pretty much all of the open-source raw materials they need to build their product and set up their own closed work space to integrate those materials with their existing products.

🤖 An online factory for programmers — by First 1000

If you like this digest, you might appreciate the sister newsletter at the intersection of #technology, #business, #design, and #culture as well. This week's edition is all about Narratives.

👷🏻‍♀️👷🏻‍♂️Our Work

I will be about to share how to beat the Innovator’s Dilemma in the Passion Economy— R&D Innovation Conference.

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