Ecosystems

By David Kish | Exploring the transition from industries to ecosystems.

The Future Is Here. So Why Are You Still Talking About Digital Strategy?

Technology is growing exponentially. Industries are merging, and new ones are being born.<p>It’s becoming clearer that there is no longer such a thing …

Innovation

Value in the Commons Economy

<b>What is at the heart of the problems erupting worldwide? Is anything good emerging from these multiple crises? Can a new system grow from within the</b> …

Innovation

The Real “State of Power” is Culture

A growing number of people have been connecting the dots across issues ranging from political corruption and biased corporate media to anti-science …

Linguistics

Prosperity By Design

Today we are in the early stages of building a new infrastructure for work; think of it as a new operating system for creating value and getting …

Innovation

Capitalism’s Future Is Already Here

On September 13, 1970, <i>The New York Times</i> published an article by Milton Friedman castigating any managers of businesses who were “spending someone else’s money for a general social interest” – in other words, requiring customers to pay more, employees to be paid less, or owners to accept smaller …

Why Empathy is Key to 21st Century Business and Why You Should Care

The top three currencies for the 21st century are trust, relationships, and community. You may have been conditioned to believe they are efficiency, …

Management

The Rise of Emergent Organizations

by Beth Comstock<p>As we pass the tipping point toward a world fast enough and interconnected enough to be dominated by emergent systems, our methods of …

2014: Year Of The Open Ecosystem

The most salient aspect of technology is its power to disrupt. The important innovations are the ones that change our world so profoundly that the …

Moving our innovation thinking from barriers to ecosystems

<b>Introduction</b><p>Commercialization of federally funded research at universities faces a bewildering array of obstacles. The reason: innovation — the …

Innovation

These Car Makers Are Ready to Compete with Silicon Valley

Alarmed by the threat posed by Silicon Valley firms developing autonomous driving systems, car makers at this week’s Paris Motor Show showed signs …

Silicon Valley

Ecosystem Growth Hacking: A New Approach To Corporate Venture?

<b>tl;dr: You’ve heard of corporate venture capital before, but did you know some funds are going small and close to the metal by targeting developers</b> …

Venture Capital

Digital business ecosystems and platforms: 5 new rules for innovators

Just as there's a dominant technology platform for digital business, comprised of a set of foundational emerging and disruptive technologies, there's …

Virality vs. Network Effects | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

From Pipelines to Platform thinking

IMPORTANT INFORMATION.<p>This ppt has been amended. I uploaded a version lacking the last two slides: a business model I was working on and the bibliography. In this version (amended) the bibliography has been added. Apologies.<p>A presentation over the characteristics and opportunities accruing from the …

Creating New Growth Platforms

Sooner or later, most corporations reach a point where their ability to generate growth internally falls well short of the growth rates expected by the board and CEO and demanded by investors. As the chart “Sustaining Growth Is Hard to Do” shows, companies entering the <i>Fortune</i> 50 averaged 9% to 20% …

Innovation

The end of the automotive supply chain

Alex Moazed Contributor<p>Alex Moazed is the founder and CEO of Applico and co-author of Modern Monopolies: What It Takes to Dominate the 21st Century Economy.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why Clayton Christensen Is Wrong About Uber And Disruptive Innovation<br>• Why SoundCloud Will Be Worth More Than …

Innovation

Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy

Back in 2007 the five major mobile-phone manufacturers—Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and LG—collectively controlled 90% of the industry’s global profits. That year, Apple’s iPhone burst onto the scene and began gobbling up market share.<p>By 2015 the iPhone <i>singlehandedly</i> generated 92% of …

Innovation

The Ecosystem of Shared Value

In the past, companies rarely perceived themselves as agents of social change. Yet the connection between social progress and business success is increasingly clear. Consider these examples: The first large-scale program to diagnose and treat HIV/AIDS in South Africa was introduced by the global …

Sustainability

Hardware becomes software and products become networks

<b>What is the digital economy, digitization and digital transformation?</b><p>In her article The Age of Distributed Capitalism (2010) Shoshana Zuboff argues …

Build companies on trust, not fear

Almost all companies are built on fear, not trust. It’s so common, we don’t even notice it. Quite the contrary, when we see companies built on trust, …

Salaries & Wages

Cities As Platforms

Gerard Grech Contributor<p>Gerard Grech is CEO of Tech City UK, a nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the growth of UK digital businesses.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Tools that help startups scale effectively<p>Take a look at the last decade’s fastest-growing companies. You’ll notice they …

Innovation

Amazon wants to turn your neighbor into your deliveryman

The e-tailing giant reportedly developing a mobile app On My Way that would pay participating members of the public to deliver goods<p>Amazon.com is considering recruiting the man on the street to deliver packages to the rest of his neighborhood.<p>The e-tailing giant is developing a mobile app that …

Outsourcing

The MassRoots Movement: How an Engaged Community Can Influence Apple and Change the World

Every community has the potential to fight for something much larger than ROI: ending childhood hunger, stopping violence against women, creating …

Business Boundaries Blur as Ecosystems Evolve

×<p><i>Many businesses today operate in ecosystems, with diverse players creating new value through advanced models of collaboration and competition. As a result, long-standing business boundaries are crumbling.</i><p>Disruption is hardly a new phenomenon in business, but digitization and exponential growth in …

Innovation

Trendy Open Office Coworking Is Blocking Productivity

<i>This coworking series is sponsored by .CO. We thank them for their support!</i><p>In the last few years, we’ve seen a surge of coworking spaces everywhere, …

The New Role of the 21st Century CEO: The Chief Enabling Officer

Several years ago, the future CEO of what is today a Fortune 100 company had a problem. The staff at the then young company had been working on the development of a major product line that its leaders hoped would become the principal revenue stream for the business. This revenue source was to be a …

Leadership

The future is podular

One of the most difficult challenges companies face today is how to be more flexible and adaptive in a dynamic, volatile business environment. How do …

Betting the farm

on the farm<p>Why sustainability is good for<br>people, planet, and profitability<p><i>by Kelly Goodejohn, director ethical sourcing, Starbucks Coffee Company</i><p>In …