On Forbes recently, Darcy Travlos wrote an interesting piece entitled Importance of Being a Platform (Apple, LinkedIn, Amazon, eBay, Google, Facebook).
What about this for a controversial statement: Technology companies that become platforms or ecosystems are sustainable and, therefore, attractive long-term investments.
It’s gratifying to see major publications run pieces on the central premise of your book nearly 18 months after it was published. It’s particularly hard staying ahead of the technology/business curve these days, what with nearly constant change taking place. With the exception of Groupon (covered in the chapter on emerging platforms), the book has held up extraordinarily well since its publication.
Here’s to another 18 months of relevance and more people getting it.