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Platform Revolution Audiobook

Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You

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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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©2016 Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, and Sangeet Paul Choudary. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Jason Close 05-28-16
    Jason Close 05-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book"

    This was a great book. The only downfall is that it is so jam packed with talking points, it probably needs to be purchased as a physical book, so that one can reference it much easier.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Client Amazon Europe 05-01-16
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    "Platforms, the disrupters of the network economy"
    What did you love best about Platform Revolution?

    The book does a great job of explaining platforms form an economist's viewpoint


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    It does not provide too much background, however on the technological underpinnings of this revolution, nor on the difference between closed platforms managed by single operators and fully decentralized platforms. It is appreciable that the book does not only mention the well-known examples like Uber, but also future platforms that have yet to materialize as such and disrupt their own markets, like smart grids,

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jesse J. Gardona 05-01-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great audio book"

    great book, filled with helpful information for anyone thinking about starting an app. Goes into detail about how giants like Google, Uber and airbnb got their start and established tremendous growth rates in their industries. So much information that I will listen to this book 3 to 4 times to absorb all this audio book has to offer for any app start up.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    iVan Madrid 12-02-16
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    "excellent must read book for more than platform s"

    it highlights how platform disruptions are changing day to day consumer and shopping behaviours.. as well as well.. pretty much everything in day to day life. contains fresh insights and business examples

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Phillip 11-27-16
    Phillip 11-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing Book!"

    I took me nearly 4 months to complete this book - not because it was boring - but because there is alot of truth in it! Definately a must-listen for anyone looking to be part of the future of platforms and to those that want to challenge the old systems by disrupting them for the betterment of human kind.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ruben 11-13-16
    Ruben 11-13-16
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    "great book"

    I really like the book. congratulations for it. I learn a lot from it. thanks

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vignesh Krishnan 11-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Amazing strategic learning "

    Modern industry is changing and this book share some very detailed and sites into leveraging those changes. Pretty awesome read!

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    mike 10-19-16
    mike 10-19-16 Member Since 2015
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    "good detail"

    thankful for good detail in this book, insightful for a changing economy. I'd recommend for others in related industries.

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    Leonardo 10-16-16
    Leonardo 10-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "practical and enlightening"

    you do learn the fundamental steps to design a platform. I will start tomorrow, seriously

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    Joseph 10-11-16
    Joseph 10-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Will become required reading(listening) for new hires"

    This book is a must for any entrepreneur who's interested in building a platform business or any company who's looking at innovative ways on how to get an edge on the competition.

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  • David M Fairbairn
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    "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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  • S. Moores
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    "excellent summary"

    best synopsis I've read / heard to date - perhaps read a little too fast

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  • ShopMyStyle
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    "Inspirational"

    Insightful and like a user manual. But still takes huge imagination to create a platform business. I hope I have that imagination as I start my journey

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    "Platforms are taking over!"

    If you'd like to learn how to grow your platform, make sure to read/listen to this book. Awesome read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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