Platform Digest — 21.12

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


It's time to finish the revolution Uber started:

A better answer would start by getting rid of a slew of arbitrary licensing rules that restrict how drivers can earn. Depending on where you are in the UK this includes rules rules that prohibit drivers from picking up outside certain areas, rules that prevent drivers receiving trips from multiple apps, rules that prevent drivers waiting in certain places, and more besides.

👷🏻‍♀️ Not done building the Platform Economy—Yiu


NFTs and the Future of Work:

Technology is on the cusp of enabling us to keep track of every person's economic contribution at a granular level and of compensating each person for that contribution and all instances at which it ends up being useful [..] Those who are particularly productive or innovative will get paid more than ever. And those who aren't will no longer have a stable salary.

👩‍🎨 Not done building the Creator Economy either—Dror Poleg


Product-to-platform (part IV):

This is a question we think about a lot when evaluating investment opportunities in startups: we prefer to invest in platforms or products/services that have clear platform potential. For the usual reasons: the prospect of network effects creates higher upside and defensibility. Of course, this exercise should also be quite valuable to founders and executives at companies of all sizes.

👩🏻‍🎓 Quite the seminal series—Platform Chronicles

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