Platforms 20.44 — A weekly digest

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


Evolving an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem:

you’d be thinking in generations not in, you know, weeks or years. [I]t must be inclusive of anyone who wants to participate. And it must engage the entire entrepreneurial stack — so people from various domains, roles, experience levels, and so on. And that that engagement is constant.

Ian HathawayStructural Shifts podcast

The App Store Debate: A Story of Ecosystems:

The problem isn’t customers or even distribution. The problem is that any platform at scale is going to become something of a hacking surface — a game board to be exploited. That’s really unfortunate but just is. The platform rules (APIs or contracts) form the board.

🕹 Ours to hack and to own—Learn by Shipping

How to price your SaaS product:

What matters much more is two other questions: Your value metric [and] your ideal customer profiles and segments. These two elements are the foundation of your monetization and pricing strategy.

Patrick Campbell, CEO of ProfitWellLenny's Newsletter


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