Hbr's 10 Must Reads on Platforms and Ecosystems (Paperback)

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Competition is moving beyond industry to ecosystem. Are you ready?

In the shift from pipeline to platform, value is no longer created by your company's product or process alone--it's created through interactions. And the strategy you used to become an industry leader won't help you compete in an evolving and complex ecosystem.

If you read nothing else on platforms and ecosystems, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We've combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you address classic challenges such as navigating the shift from controlling resources to orchestrating them, redefining value, thwarting competitive threats, and adapting your strategy.

This book will inspire you to:

  • Manage network effects and inspire users to attract more users
  • Understand the myriad dynamics at play in a platform business
  • Decide whether to be a chief architect or a complementor in your ecosystem
  • Consider which of your company's existing products and services can be turned into platforms
  • Shift from managing products to managing interactions
  • Collaborate with other firms in an ecosystem that spans sectors
  • Learn to allocate--and reallocate--resources as conditions change

HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781633699885
ISBN-10: 1633699889
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Date: November 24th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: HBR's 10 Must Reads