I saw this tweet today and just had to smile:
Seems everyone is writing a "platform" book. @philsimon you were way ahead of the curve!
— Culver McCall (@CulverMcCall) December 4, 2013
As expected, there are many books out or soon to be released that touch upon platform thinking and collisions among the Gang of Four.
One particularly thorny collision is taking place in the world of mobility, with Apple and Google squaring off with Samsung. This is the starting point for the Dogfight: How Apple and Google Went to War and Started a Revolution, the new book Wired correspondent Fred Vogelstein. I reviewed the book on Huffington Post.
Brass tacks: Platforms aren’t going anywhere, nor are Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. Expect more books.