Platforms 20.42 — A weekly digest

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


A Guide to Marketplaces:

We published our first edition five years ago and the second nearly three years ago. So much has changed since then – from the rise of B2B marketplaces to new crypto-native platforms [..] our work with marketplace founders and startups has continued to inform our understanding of the challenges and opportunities that these platforms face.

📓 Your Little Black Book to all things marketplace—VersionOne

A Guide to Booking.com:

As someone working on growth at Airbnb, I've always been fascinated by Booking.com –– a tiny startup in the Netherlands that became one of the greatest acquisitions of all time through world-class growth. Read on for rare insights into their early growth strategy 👇

📄 An appendix to the Little Black Book, perhaps—Lenny Rachitsky

Empowering everyone to build the internet:

There is low-end disruption at play as well. These creator-led offerings represent a lower-end, low-priced version of something that had been professionally produced by an organisation or a company before. And they have a completely different cost-structure than the old version [..] It taps into a lower segment of the market that has been over served or has not been able to access before.

🎙 Ankur Nagpal—Means of Creation Podcast


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