Platforms 20.41 — A weekly digest

Updated: Oct 13

👋 A weekly round-up of what was written or said at the intersection of #platforms, #marketplaces and #business, and stood out.


Strategy in the Post-fixed Costs Economy:

However, the difference between the long tail as it’s conceived now and the original theory, is that supply is abundant, not demand. The constraint on all digital-era businesses is demand and the gatekeepers of demand – the most profitable actors in the digital ecosystem – are aggregators.

🚀 Your refresher course on platform strategy in all its manifestations—Aperture

Creator Economy Market Map:

We’ve created a crash course on over 100 of the top startups and tools built to help influencers, so whether you’re a creator seeking help, a founder identifying opportunities, or an investor looking for the next rocketship, this market map will give you both a broad and deep view of the creator ecosystem.

🤓 Your crash course in the Creator Economy—SignalFire

Digital platforms’ boundaries: [..] digital platforms make strategic decisions over three distinct types of interrelated boundaries: (1) the scope of the platform firm, (2) the configuration and composition of the platform's sides, and (3) the digital interfaces.

📐Managing the trifecta of platform scope, sides, and digital interfacesAnnabelle Gawer

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