A platform is a plug-and-play business model that allows multiple participants (producers and consumers) to connect to it, interact with each other and create and exchange value.
A network of connected peers who do something new for customers and earn the rewards that follow.
When a product or a service becomes more valuable to its users as more people use it.
Why Business Models Fail: Pipes vs. Platforms
Why do most social networks never take off? Why are marketplaces such difficult businesses? Why do startups with the best technology fail so often? Read more from Wired here.
P2P set consumers free. So what's next?
A truly global brain of knowledge and expertize. The revolution that is peer-to-peer buying, selling, renting and sharing is ubiquitous and thriving. But where is it all heading? Read more from Trendwatching here.
It’s one of the most important concepts for business in general and especially for tech businesses, as it’s the key dynamic behind many successful software-based companies. Read more by Anu Hariharan here.
What Motivates Gig Economy Workers
The gig economy workforce is growing. A new Pew Research Center survey on the sharing economy shows that 8% of American adults earned money from an online employment platform in the last year across industries, such as ride hailing, online tasks, and cleaning/laundry. Read more from the HBR here.
"Leuk is dit (I love it when a plan comes together)!
Ik wens jullie nog veel succes met het platform. Ik geloof keihard in het concept, en ik hoop van harte dat jullie erin slagen om het te laten uitgroeien tot een referentie."
"I’m deeply impressed by the transparency and clarity of your service and your site."