Creating a Valuable Platform

Sangeet Choudary is the Founder and CEO of Platform Thinking Labs, best known for his work on platform business models and multi-sided network effects. He is also the co-chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Group at MIT Media Labs, Boston, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at INSEAD Business School, a Global Fellow at the Centre for Global Enterprisein New York, […]

What’s Next

From Ben Thompson’s post – “The State of Consumer Technology at the End of 2014” While the introduction of the iPhone seems like it was just yesterday (at least it does to me!), we are quickly approaching seven years – about the midway point of this epoch, if the PC and Internet are any indication.4 […]

Creating a Market with Dynamic Pricing

From James Surowiecki article titled – “In Praise of Efficient Price Gouging” “In the four years since the car service Uber launched, it has been beset by criticism from myriad groups, including city officials annoyed by its sometimes cavalier attitude toward regulation and taxi companies annoyed by increased competition. Some of the harshest criticism, though, […]

IoT – Everything to Everything Communication

  Xively is a leader in the evolution of the Internet of Things and provides free, open and supported libraries and certified Xively Enabled™ hardware platforms to make connecting to the Internet of Things simple, intuitive and fast. In this infographic, Xively outlines how the Internet of Things is rapidly transitioning from “What” and “Why” to […]

Rethinking Knowledge Work

In HBR, Roger Martin outlines a new model for managing the expensive resource of “knowledge workers”. He recommends: – Move from “Job” to “Project” to move skills easily and efficiently – Code-ify learnings from “Projects” so an algorithm can be applied next time “Companies everywhere struggle with the management of knowledge workers. They compete fiercely […]

Apple’s 2001 Four

Originally posted by Joe Wilcox of Betanews.  Reposted here for my own notes on how early strategic choices create ripples of opportunity down stream. In 2001, Apple made four investments that bore fruit in a 21st-century success story. Everything that came afterwards, even iPad and iPhone, traces back to what I call the “2001 Four.” […]

A New Wave

I think we all agree that the enterprise software industry is in transition.  Some will argue the path and pace, others the extent of impact on the incumbents, but the enterprise software space is in the midst of significant change. I characterize my vision for the future state of enterprise applications as having 6 elements […]