Platform Digest — 21.11

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


The Five Essential Roles of Corporate Ecosystems:

Aspiring ecosystem builders frequently forget that one doesn’t need to “own” an entire ecosystem to be successful, much like a frog doesn’t need to own a pond to live a happy life eating mosquitoes. Rather, they could focus on fulfilling one (or several) of the five key roles that are necessary for an ecosystem to succeed.

🤔 And how 'corporate' are ecosystems, ultimately?—INSEAD


The Whole Coupang:

Coupang is a unique platform in the global e-commerce market — birthed from a market which is uniquely large, dense, and rich. These factors enabled Coupang to build out a lucrative core e-comm business with best-in-class logistics. And those logistics have enabled it to build other services to extend its reach in commerce.

🧐 And so much of it is infrastructure, really—Drinking from the Firehose


Gen Z has what it takes to be at the forefront of a 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' of tech:

Gen Z are creative, adaptable and have the ability to harness the power of technology for good. We believe they have enormous potential not only to bounce back from the pandemic, but also to grow the economy of the future.

🙃 I for one welcome our new platform overlords—Claire Valoti, Snapchat


👷🏻‍♀️👷🏻‍♂️Our Work

Presentation on innovating for the Passion Economy—Google Slides


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