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.
Napolean enters Moscow. The second volume of What If? features today's foremost historians speculating on Napoleon's missed opportunities, and other world-altering events. What If?: Volume 1 asked, what if Hitler had won the war, if Japan had another sneak attack, or if the cold war turned hot?