Platform Revolution

  • by Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary
  • Narrated by James Foster
  • 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An inside look at the revolutionary business power of the platform - from the experts who helped discover how it works.
Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber - these seemingly disparate companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform business model. Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms use technology to match producers and consumers in a multisided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value. When a company like Uber connects drivers with passengers, everybody wins - except traditional cab companies, which are scrambling to survive. Assumptions about operations, finance, strategy, and innovation all change. Platform Revolution explores the what, how, and why of this revolution and provides the first "owner's manual" for creating a platform marketplace. Revealing the strategies behind some of today's rising platforms, the authors explain how entrepreneurs - and traditional companies - can thrive in this new world. In cases as diverse as shoes, spices, dating, energy, home appliances, and education, Platform Revolution provides the essential guide to unlocking the potential of an economic landscape transformed.
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Absolute must read for pretty much everybody

This is my favourite audible book i've ever bought. The authors are clearly very very knowledgeable about platform businesses, and are systematic in their explanation of how platform businesses work, what makes them successful and the potential implications for society. Anybody interested in entrepreneurship, politics or just societal trends should listen to this book as soon as possible
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- phil chadwick

just what i was looking for.

I loved it. As an entrepreneur building a multi sided platform, this was spot on.
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- David M Fairbairn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-03-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio