How to Avoid Platform Traps

Book description

Many of today’s most successful technology businesses— including Apple, Facebook, and Uber — are built on a platform-based business model. But the increasing popularity of platform strategies masks a difficult truth: Such strategies are hard to execute well, and they are prone to several common pitfalls. Those platform traps include growth with no strategic focus, pursuing an intermediate approach between the mass market and a niche, and overlooking the value proposition of partners.

Product information

  • Title: How to Avoid Platform Traps
  • Author(s): Carmelo Cennamo, Juan Santalo
  • Release date: October 2015
  • Publisher(s): MIT Sloan Management Review
  • ISBN: 53863MIT57101