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On Evernote’s Platform Struggles

On Evernote’s Platform Struggles

Evernote is indispensable to untold numbers of people, and CEO Phil Libin knows it. As a result, the company is not lacking in ambition. As former TechCrunch writer recently Jason Kincaid put it, Evernote literally "aims to be an extension of your brain." 

At least, that's the theory. 

The company has fumbled of late on a number of fronts. As

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Products Over Platforms

Products Over Platforms

In the two years since the publication of The Age of the Platform, I have met some pretty smart cookies. At the top of that list, though, is Marshall Van Alstyne, a MIT and Boston University professor and student of platforms.

Watch his eDay keynote here. It's a riveting talk rife with examples on how platforms are overtaking

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VISTA 2013 – The Age of the Platform

VISTA 2013 – The Age of the Platform

I recently keynoted the VISTA 2013 Forum. I talked about The Age of the Platform for about 56 minutes. I then took questions from the audience.

On Android and Frenemies

On Android and Frenemies

Updated 4/4/2013

In its quest to kill Apple, has Google inadvertently empowered its rivals–and created new ones?

We know that Google has created a monster in Samsung. Giving away Android has certainly hurt Apple, but what are the other consequences of the move? Now add in Facebook Home. I'm wondering if Larry Page now thinks

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Santa Clara University Discussion

Santa Clara University Discussion

Yesterday, I spoke to students at Santa Clara University about the Age of the Platform via Google Hangout. Professor Terri Griffith facilitated a great discussion for her MGMT 524 class. We talk about the book, Facebook's new social search tool, The Innovator's Dilemma, and a bevy of other topics.

Click below to watch it.

Ecosystems in Action

Ecosystems in Action

What do you get when you mix Apple's developer ecosystem with Kickstarter? You get some amazing new innovations about which other companies can only dream. 

In the Age of the Platform, outside forces can take your products and services in fascinating directions.

Or not, as RIM is discovering.

 

 

On Platforms and Whining

On Platforms and Whining

I wrote yesterday about Microsoft's whining about Google's paid search results.

I find it interesting that competitors of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are so vocal. For the most part, the Gang of Four just focuses on building better products and offering better services. Sure, Larry Page complains about Facebook's walled garden. Apple pulled Google's maps

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The Economist on the “Big Four”

The Economist on the “Big Four”

You know that you've written an important book when The Economist basically validates its thesis. There's quite a bit in this piece about platforms.

Maybe someone should write a book about it. Note to self...

Thanks to Mark Cenicola for letting me know about this one.

 

NMHC Keynote: The Age of the Platform

NMHC Keynote: The Age of the Platform

In this 60-minute talk at NMHC in Dallas, TX, I discuss The Age of the Platform and the platform as a business model. I then take about 15 minutes worth of questions.

Keynote: Management in the Age of the Platform

Keynote: Management in the Age of the Platform

My 54-minute keynote and Q&A from the Columbus, OH OCLC event in September of this year is now up. I talk about the management philosophies of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. I also discuss the similarities between Instagram and YouTube, Microsoft's purchase of Yammer, and a whole host of other topics.

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