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Boundaryless Conversations Podcast, an ongoing exploration on the future of Platforms & Ecosystems: in these conversations we make sense of what’s next.
Here we explore new perspectives about how we organise at scale in a rapidly changing world.
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Wardley Mapping is a method used to help generate a shared understanding of strategic landscapes and their evolution. From all levels – individual businesses, industries, to Nation States and even culture – it can be applied to pretty much anything. And as our adopters know well, Wardley maps are a key feature of platform strategy design. And the person who invented these maps is joining us on the podcast today: Simon Wardley.    Simon Wardley is a former CEO and advisory board member of startups (all now acquired by US Giants) and a fellow of Open Europe. He’s a regular conference speaker and a researcher for the Leading Edge Forum. Simon uses mapping in his research at the Leading Edge Forum, covering areas from Serverless to Nation State competition whilst also advising/teaching clients on mapping, strategy, organisation and leadership.   We’re referring a lot to the “Wardley’s Doctrine” table - which is linked in the notes. Go to our medium publication to find it: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast-S2E11-Simon-Wardley     You’ll hear about why the Economy should start learning from China, why Tech should go serverless, why Businesses should focus on doctrine, and what Simon means when he says Society should have that “We vs Me” conversation. You’ll probably find that this episode is worth listening to a few times to get the depth and breadth of the conversation!    If you enjoy the show, we’d kindly like to ask you to go to your favorite podcast platform and rate the show. In our ethos to keep all our knowledge open, we want to spread ideas as widely as possible and high ratings help us secure important guests. Thanks so much for your help!    Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast-S2E11-Simon-Wardley   To find out more about Simon’s work:   > Website: https://learnwardleymapping.com/  > Twitter: https://twitter.com/swardley  > Medium: https://medium.com/wardleymaps  > Wardley Maps: https://list.wardleymaps.com/   Other references and mentions:   > Simon Wardley, Wardley Mapping, The Knowledge: Part One, 2020: https://www.amazon.com/Wardley-Mapping-Knowledge-Topographical-intelligence/dp/1913805182/ > Avinash Dixit and Barry Nalebuff, The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist's Guide to Success in Business and Life, 2010: https://www.amazon.com/Art-Strategy-Theorists-Success-Business/dp/0393337170/r   > Giancarlo Gonzalez Ascar, From Intention to Action: A Plan for the Digitalization of Puerto Rico, 2020: https://www.amazon.com/Intention-Action-Digitalization-Puerto-Episode/dp/B08HGTJHJR/    > Jonathan Allen and Thomas Blood, Reaching Cloud Velocity: A Leader's Guide to Success in the AWS Cloud, 2020: https://www.amazon.com/Reaching-Cloud-Velocity-Leaders-Success/dp/B086PTDP51   > Margaret Mead: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Mead    > The Entrepreneurial Age: Networks and a fragmenting world — with Nicolas Colin: https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/the-entrepreneurial-age-networks-and-a-fragmenting-world-with-nicolas-colin-718c066b19bc    > Control and Coherence in the New Strategy Playbook — with Rita McGrath: https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/control-and-coherence-in-the-new-strategy-playbook-with-rita-mcgrath-5346fefc7a36    > Re-bundling the Firm around Problems to Be Solved — with Sangeet Paul Choudary: https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/re-bundling-the-firm-around-jobs-to-be-done-with-sangeet-paul-choudary-af69f7d2bcbb    > Boundaryless whitepaper (2020), New Foundations of Platform-Ecosystem Thinking — Designing Products and Organizations for a changing world, https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/DOWNLOAD-NF Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast   Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music   Recorded on 27 January 2021.
Today we’re joined by a true legend in the space of strategy, innovation and management: Rita Gunther McGrath. Rita is widely recognized as a premier expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. She is a best-selling author, speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School.   Rita has received the number one achievement award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50 and has been consistently named one of the world’s Top 10 management thinkers in its bi-annual ranking.    Join our conversation as we explore the positive and negative impacts of inflection points for organizations and markets. We uncover discovery-driven leadership, irreversible versus reversible decisions, responsibility towards local communities as a key principle for organizing value creation, and much more.   This discussion testifies the true depth of the rabbit hole of the future of organizing!   Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/Podcast-S2E10-RitaMcGrath   To find out more about Rita’s work:   > Website: https://www.ritamcgrath.com/ > Twitter: https://twitter.com/rgmcgrath > LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ritamcgrath/ > YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/rgmcgrath > Medium: https://rgmcgrath.medium.com/   Other references and mentions:   > Boundaryless whitepaper (2020), New Foundations of Platform-Ecosystem Thinking — Designing Products and Organizations for a changing world, https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/DOWNLOAD-NF   > Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, 2014: https://www.amazon.com/Alliance-Managing-Talent-Networked-Age/dp/1625275773   > Healthy San Francisco: https://healthysanfrancisco.org/   > Peter Turchin, “Intra-Elite Competition: A Key Concept for Understanding the Dynamics of Complex Societies”, 2016: http://peterturchin.com/cliodynamica/intra-elite-competition-a-key-concept-for-understanding-the-dynamics-of-complex-societies/    > Rita McGrath, Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen, 2019: https://www.amazon.com/Seeing-Around-Corners-Inflection-Business/dp/0358022339/   Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast   Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music   Recorded on 12 January 2021.
Today we have a fabulous duo of Future of Work experts with us, Albert Canigueral and Laetitia Vitaud. We chat about some of the key evolutions in this space, and how platforms contribute to crystalize trends in the continued unbundling of jobs.      Albert Canigueral is Ouishare Connector for Spain and Latin America. In 2011 he founded the blog Consumo Colaborativo, becoming a reference in the platform economy in the Spanish-speaking world. He recently published the book ‘El trabajo ya no es lo que era’ – ‘Work Is Not What It Used To Be’ – a book about the future of work and workers. In short, he works as an explorer, consultant and disseminator in the field of platform economics. He is currently mainly focused on the future of work, the impact of digital platforms in cities and regulatory innovations.   Laetitta Vitaud is a teacher-turned-entrepreneur and, like Albert, a key reference - both writer and speaker - about the future of work and consumption. She has her own newsletter about the future of work with a feminist perspective, Laetitia@work, is editor-in-chief of the HR media of Welcome to the Jungle and leads a media called Nouveau Départ with her partner and husband Nicolas Colin, who we previously had on the podcast. Laetitia is working with clients on how organizations, management, work space, and social protection are impacted by the unbundling of jobs and the empowerment of freelancers.    In our conversations, we cover a lot of ground, where we focus on the apparent “innovation dilemma” that results from the gap in how the concept of work is evolving and the systems in place to protect a new age of independent workers with fragmented “careers”.    We explore how worker tech and different scales of collective arrangements help platform workers gain agency and rebundle traditional worker benefits.    While governments often seem helplessly stuck in the old paradigm, digital transformation is leading to new modes of organising at scale that depart from the industrial efficiency-based model, with workers starting to take matters in their own hands to organise collectively.    Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast-S2E9-Vitaud-Cañigueral To find out more about their work: > Albert’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlbertCanig    > Laëtitia’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/Vitolae    > Albert’s Website: https://www.albertcanigueral.com/    > Laëtitia’s Website: https://laetitiavitaud.com/    > Laëtitia’s Newsletter: https://laetitiaatwork.substack.com/    > Albert Cañigueral, El trabajo ya no es lo que era: Nuevas formas de trabajar, otras maneras de vivir, 2020 https://www.amazon.co.uk/El-trabajo-que-era-trabajar-ebook/dp/B08DT67CG8/     Other references and mentions:   > Albert Cañigueral, The Digital Labour Market Under Debate, 2018: https://cotec.es/media/COTEC_PIA_Ouishare_WorkerTech_EN_ExecutiveSummary.pdf    > Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain: https://iwgb.org.uk/   > Mastercard’s Digital Payments & Labs, Mastercard Labs for Financial Inclusion, and White Paper Media Consulting, The Gig Economy in East Africa, 2020: https://newsroom.mastercard.com/mea/files/2020/09/The-Gig-Economy-in-East-Africa-White-Paper.pdf    > Happy Dev: https://happy-dev.fr/en/   > Cosme Collectif: https://collectif-cosme.com/projets/    > MyWay Spain: https://mywayspain.es/   > Hoxby: https://hoxby.com/   Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast    Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music    Recorded on 5 January 2021.
In this episode we are speaking Adrien Nussenbaum, co-founder and U.S. CEO of Mirakl, a global leader in online marketplace solutions. Since graduating from HEC in Paris in 2001, Adrien's career has been focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and disruption. His background in corporate finance and management consulting has allowed him to support top Fortune 1000 companies in their strategic growth and transformation initiatives, including creating and leading FNAC's marketplace from 2008 to 2011. A serial digital entrepreneur, Adrien has always been driven by the desire to invent tomorrow's economy: All Instant, a NY-based Instant Messaging platform sold in 2003, and SplitGames, an online video games marketplace, sold to FNAC in 2008. Along with co-founder Philippe Corrot, Adrien has built and led winning teams across the globe, created hundreds of jobs, and generated billions in sales for customers. In our boundaryless conversation, we cover the platform revolution from many angles, from how companies tackle digitalisation to how platforms contribute to breaking boundaries in space and time in an age of full information transparency. We also explore the necessary mindshifts, for example transcending the idea of competition, and realising that as a platform you need to "earn the right" to serve an ecosystem, turning competition into partnership. We also explore more generally what it means for brands to find a place in an API first, modularized economy, where suppliers and customers are aggregated and explain why the future of commerce may be in niches that require brands to meddle with the economy profoundly, leaving an opportunity space for incumbents that can transform as he cannot remotely shape everything directly from San Francisco. Adrien talks about some exciting examples among Mirakl's own clients, including members of the "platform pioneer club", where peer learning, opportunities to "plug in" to the ecosystem, and creating a sense of belonging are key. As a platform player, you can essentially choose to be "anything in the value chain", and that's an exciting future outlook. Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast-S2E8-Adrien-Nussenbaum To find out more about Adrien's work: > Website: https://www.mirakl.com/  > LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anussenbaum  > Twitter: https://twitter.com/adriennus  Other references and mentions: > Mirakl Connect: https://www.mirakl.com/mirakl-connect/  > Stop Covid-19 Marketplace: https://stopcovid19.fr/  > Companies with platform businesses cases mentioned: AB InBev, Maison du Monde, 3M, Madewell > Aurora James' 15% pledge: https://www.forbes.com/sites/morgansimon/2020/12/21/aurora-james-is-helping-companies-invest-in-accountability-with-the-15-percent-pledge/?sh=2a56e3d78216  Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast  Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music  Recorded on 11 December 2020.
Today we’re talking to Robyn Scott, co-founder and CEO of Apolitical, a global learning network for public servants. The Apolitical Academy, Apolitical’s non-profit arm, helps young and traditionally excluded people run for political office.    Previously, Robyn co-founded OneLeap, an executive education company, and two southern African non-profits teaching coding and entrepreneurial skills to vulnerable youth, women, and prisoners. She has written a critically acclaimed memoir about growing up in Botswana. She has also worked for the Financial Times. She is an ambassador for the Access to Medicine Index, an advisor to the Responsible Mining Index, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. She has a BSc in Bioinformatics from Auckland University and a Masters in Bioscience Enterprise from Cambridge University.   The team at Apolitical works passionately towards “fixing” the Democracy Flywheel on three levels: making politics a credible and trustworthy path, making the narrative around governments and civil servants one of talent and pride rather than “necessary evil”, and reviving interest among citizens in a democracy based on free-flowing and accurate information, where democracy is not “traded in” in return of quick fixes.    In our conversation, we talk about how Apolitical is working to facilitate peer learning among civil servants, creating a go-to marketplace for new ideas and innovations. Beyond that, we also explore emerging aggregation possibilities in the space of government platforms such as the potential to aggregate private sector suppliers to let the best emerge across the space.   We also talk about current tensions between the imagined “global village”, a trend of fragmentation and localism, and the fact that we won’t find all solutions in any of these extremes.    A very thought-worthy conversation about a sector that arguably has to yet reap all the benefits in a platforms and ecosystems world.    Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast-S2E7-Robyn-Scott    To find out more about Robyn’s work:   > Website: https://apolitical.co/   > LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/robynscott    > Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobynScott  Other references and mentions:   > McKinsey Center for Government (MCG), Government productivity: Unlocking the $3.5 trillion opportunity: https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/public-and-social-sector/our-insights/the-opportunity-in-government-productivity#    > Alison Gopnik, The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us about the Relationship Between Parents and Children, 2016: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gardener-Carpenter-Development-Relationship-Children/dp/0374229708   > The Apolitical Academy https://www.apolitical.academy/   > Twitter: https://twitter.com/apoliticalco  Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast    Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music    Recorded on 15 December 2020.
Today we have the great pleasure of speaking to Juho Makkonen, CEO and co-founder of Sharetribe – and a common friend from the heydays of the onset of the sharing economy.    Sharetribe builds software that helps entrepreneurs and organizations create their own online marketplace platforms. Today their software powers more than 1,000 marketplaces in 70 countries around the world. Juho is also co-author of The Lean Marketplace, a practical guide for building a successful marketplace business where our Platform Design Toolkit is also featured.   In this episode, we get into the details of marketplace trends, with a special peek into trends of componentization and modularity, and the “tension” between standardization and offering a more managed and tailor-made marketplace as a service.    We take a deep dive into the evolving Sharetribe offerings and understand why the company decided to become source-available rather than open-source after 8 years into the business. We also get some insights about different marketplace needs and trends in different geographies.   Finally, we explore how Juho sees the position of Sharetribe compared to other players such as Mirakl or Shopify regarding defensibility strategies and key audiences. He also explains what Sharetribe does to protect its mission - to democratize the sharing economy - by experimenting with a stewardship model, and how their history coming from the “grassroots world” keeps influencing how the company grows and is run. A highly thoughtful episode to enjoy!     Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication. To find out more about Juho’s work:   > Website: https://www.sharetribe.com/   > LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juhomakkonen/    > Twitter: https://twitter.com/kusti    Other references and mentions:   > New Foundations of Platform-Ecosystem Thinking, 2020: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/New-Foundations-of-Platform-Ecosystem-Thinking-Boundaryless-Platform-Design-Toolkit-2020_8-12.pdf.pdf   > Juho Makkonen, Cristóbal Gracia, The Lean Marketplace: A Practical Guide to Building a Successful Online Marketplace Business, 2018: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0796XMKYC    > Sharetribe Marketplace Academy: https://www.sharetribe.com/academy/   > Sharetribe Flex: https://www.sharetribe.com/products/flex/    > Two-Sided: The Marketplace Podcast: https://www.sharetribe.com/twosided/   > Decathlon: https://www.decathlon.co.uk/    > Mirakl: https://www.mirakl.com   Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast    Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music    Recorded on 2 December 2020.
Today we’re talking to Professor Dave Snowden, the founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Cognitive Edge and Director of the Cynefin Centre Wales. His internationally acclaimed work covers government and industry, and looks at the complex issues of strategy, organisational development and decision making. He has pioneered a science-based approach to organizations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience, and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a range of subjects, and is well-known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style. Dave holds visiting Chairs at the University of Pretoria and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as well as a visiting fellowship at the University of Warwick. He is a senior fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore. In this conversation, we start by exploring a frequently used idea and quote from Dave in our emerging work on organizational design, namely that “the next generation of organizational design is about contextually unique solutions to emerge and adapt based on a coherent whole”.   We then go more specifically into what having context-specific solutions means and talk about the need to build systems that do not assume that you create a rational objective human being, but which work more in tune with ideas of diversity within constraints, like in nature.  Dave talks about the importance, especially for entrepreneurial organizations, to build internal scaffolding – a sort of endoskeleton that empowers the organization to grow and adapt more easily in a complex and rapidly changing world, compared to external scaffolding which gives a more rigid structure that could be more apt in times of temporary crisis management, for instance.   He also describes how, in the current nexus moment, experimenting with novel forms of widely distributed citizen engagement in problem-solving will be needed to face the challenges ahead, in terms of economic depression and massive unemployment. And we need to learn to become more “virtuous” in the process. This process will be highly collaborative and collective. According to Dave Snowden, as we move ahead in this challenging start of the century, “the capacity to manage with uncertainty is going to be something we need to build communities around”.  Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication: https://medium.com/@Boundaryless_/88ef04b7fadb?source=friends_link&sk=d3d9dd800cfb45e535e57fb4cd0cb4d2     To find out more about Dave’s work:   > Website: https://www.cognitive-edge.com/    > YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CognitiveEdge    > Twitter: https://twitter.com/snowded    Other references and mentions:   > Dave Snowden, Zhen Goh, Sue Borchardt, Riva Greenberg, Boudewijn Bertsch, Sonja Blignaut, Cynefin: Weaving Sense-Making into the Fabric of Our World, 2020: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cynefin-Weaving-Sense-Making-Fabric-World-ebook/dp/B08LZKDCYM > The Cynefin framework: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cynefin_framework > Embeddedness: Exploring the Roots of the Eastern idea of Organizing — with Alicia Hennig: https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/embeddedness-exploring-the-roots-of-the-eastern-idea-of-organizing-with-alicia-hennig-62cbb75fce0f > Terry Eagleton, Radical Sacrifice, 2018: https://www.amazon.com/Radical-Sacrifice-Terry-Eagleton/dp/0300233353 > Terry Eagleton, Hope Without Optimism, 2019: https://www.amazon.com/Hope-Without-Optimism-Terry-Eagleton/dp/0300248679/  > SAFe®: https://www.scaledagileframework.com/    Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast  Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music  Recorded on 26 October 2020.
In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking to Joe Pine, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor. Joe has addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, the original TED conference in California, and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He's a Lecturer in Columbia University's Technology Management Program, and has co-founded Strategic Horizons LLP to help businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. As a prolific writer, Joe is most famous for his 1999 book The Experience Economy, which was updated in 2011 and re-released in hardcover in 2020 with new ideas on Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money. Joe's work on the experience economy has been central to our work on platform design and thinking, and so we wanted to explore with him what has changed - or not changed - in the original ideas of the book. We talk about how experiences cannot be "delivered" but staged, and how it's important to also consider the experiences of the employees contributing to the development of the organization, and of the providers who participate in co-creating the platform, so that they can stage the best experiences. The experience economy is not a fad, but a profound transformation of our economies. That's why, like Joe points out, there is no "recovery" of the economy, without the recovery of experiences that people value. Peeking into the future, we see patterns of continued modularity of experiences, whether physical goods or activities that make up a final experience. Once businesses recognize that they are staging experiences, not delivering services, they can gain much more economic value by leveraging on the time and attention of their guests. Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication: https://medium.com/@Boundaryless_/9238ca1f91a5?source=friends_link&sk=ccd59a37a23303ac5283887c5183c14d    To find out more about Joe's work: > LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/joepine/ > Twitter: twitter.com/joepine > Website: strategichorizons.com/ > B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore. The Experience Economy: Competing for Customer Time, Attention, and Money. 2019: www.amazon.com/Experience-Econom…ors/dp/1633697975   Other references and mentions: > MIT Platform Strategy Summit - Panel Discussion: Platforms and the Experience Economy: youtu.be/5m05-8bHVUM > B. Joseph Pine II, Don Pepper and Martha Rogers. "Do You Want to Keep Your Customers Forever?". 1995: hbr.org/1995/03/do-you-want-t…our-customers-forever > James H. Gilmore and B. Joseph Pine II. "The Four Faces of Mass Customization". 1997: hbr.org/1997/01/the-four-face…of-mass-customization > B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore. Welcome to the Experience Economy. 1998: hbr.org/1998/07/welcome-to-the-experience-economy > B. Joseph Pine II. "Embracing the Employee Experience: Part 1". 2020: www.rightpoint.com/thought/article…perience-part-1 > B. Joseph Pine II and Kim C. Korn. Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital Frontier. 2011: www.amazon.com/Infinite-Possibil…ier/dp/160509563X > Re-bundling the Firm around Problems to Be Solved - with Sangeet Paul Choudary: stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/re-bundl…f7d2bcbb > Jon Jerde, experience architect: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Jerde   Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music Recorded on 29 September 2020.
In this episode, we speak to Dr Peter C. Evans, Managing Partner at the Platform Strategy Institute and co-founder of the advisory firm Enterprise Sound Strategy.    Peter holds a PhD from MIT and is co-chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Summit. He has over 20 years of experience leading teams in identifying, assessing, and communicating high-priority marketplace trends and disruptions to shape effective business strategy, innovation and investment.     He has specialized in helping companies anticipate key market trends, develop strategic responses as craft seminal thought leadership that frames and articulates the need for change.     We were curious to talk to Peter about the concept of “platform talent” and what companies are looking for when it comes to recruiting leaders in platform strategy and development. Peter talks us through some of the key insights from the latest study by the Platform Strategy Institute – exploring among other things the key roles covered by the notion “platform talent”.    He explains how sometimes recruiters themselves don’t fully understand exactly what they’re looking for, and that it was the still rather incomplete understanding of the market for platform talent that drew his attention to this “white space” of the platform economy in the first place.    If you’re an executive or HR leader looking to hire next platform talent, or if you want to know how to stand out as a candidate or gain the rights skills in this thriving market, you’ll enjoy this episode!    Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication: https://medium.com/@Boundaryless_/4697aeb3e8dd?source=friends_link&sk=cd04fcd569866e9f806f761e1730c60f    To find out more about Peter’s work:   > Website: https://platformstrategyinstitute.com/    > LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-c-evans-phd-217b8/    > Twitter: https://twitter.com/pevans_c  Other references and mentions:   > MIT Platform Strategy Summit: http://ide.mit.edu/events/2020-mit-platform-strategy-summit    > Keynote from the MIT Platform Strategy Summit 2020 by the summit co-chairs Peter C. Evans, Geoffrey Parker and Marshall Van Alstyne: https://youtu.be/CUQaqMILuKQ     >  Peter C. Evans and Annabelle Gawer, The Rise of the Platform Enterprise: A Global Survey, Center for Global Enterprise, 2016: https://www.thecge.net/app/uploads/2016/01/PDF-WEB-Platform-Survey_01_12.pdf     > Peter Evans, Cross-Platform Integrations: Why ExxonMobil and Bandsintown Should Do a Deal, 2020: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cross-platform-integrations-why-exxonmobil-should-do-deal-evans-phd/   > Peter Evans and Joseph Pine, Experience Platforms: Finding New Strategic Value in Today’s Experience Economy:https://platformstrategyinstitute.com/experience-platforms/    > Microsoft, Automation Anywhere: https://www.automationanywhere.com/solutions/microsoft-azure-rpa-automation    > Bands in Town: https://www.bandsintown.com/    Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast    Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music    Recorded on 22 September 2020.
In this episode we have the pleasure of introducing a very interesting academic voice, Alicia Hennig, Associate Professor of Business Ethics.   Her research focuses on Chinese philosophy and its application in organisations in the context of values, ethics and innovation. Working with Chinese as well as foreign companies in China, she continues to promote a better understanding of Chinese culture and thinking.  This conversation with Alicia was very crucial to explore the embracing of  “embeddedness” (or entanglement). It’s about the critical need for organizations to see themselves as connected to the world they exist within. It turns out that Chinese philosophies, especially Daoism, are very much based on this concept of embeddedness. Daoism can provide Chinese management thinking with mindsets that seem to be rare in most of Western cultural traditions, and that may be more apt for a time of systemic shift. We also talk about the paradox between globalisation, technological progress and contextual, indigenous approaches to management - in relation with embeddedness. Will China’s next generation of managers resist the universalising power of technology, considering how the country has leap-frogged in recent decades?  By not striving for coherence like most Western philosophies, perhaps Chinese thinking really is more resilient to such forces and can more easily provide a platform for evolution in management, as stories like that of Haier seem to demonstrate.  Alicia also talks passionately about the role of education everywhere in the world to showcase the richness of philosophies, wishing that more universities and business schools would diversify their curriculum to include Chinese, but also Indian, African and other philosophical traditions. It’s indeed a shared passion that we want to continue to explore with her in the coming months.  Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our  Medium publication: https://medium.com/@Boundaryless_/62cbb75fce0f?source=friends_link&sk=ed34750fd83cea1009ad319b41c8fd2d    To find out more about Alicia’s work: > Website: www.newvirtues.com > LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alicia-hennig/  Other references and mentions: > Alicia Henning, Daoism in Management, 2017: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40926-015-0024-4 > Laozi, Tao Te Ching: https://www.amazon.com/Lao-Tzu-Ching-about-Power/dp/1611807247 (here in Ursula K. Le Guin’s edition) > Zhuangzi, Zhuangzi: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zhuangzi-Essential-Translations-Traditional-Commentaries/dp/0872209113/    > Explore novels by Yu Hua, Mo Yan, Yan Lianke, Liao Yiwu and Zhang Lijia.  > Jia Zhangke’s “Ash is Purest White”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLab19dyAVA   > Wang Xiaoshuai’s “So Long, My Son”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4I88xcwME8  > Zhang Yimou’s  “Hero”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh-gwDRjKXA   > Michael Schuman, Superpower Interrupted, 2020: https://www.amazon.com/Superpower-Interrupted-Chinese-History-World/dp/1541788346     Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast  Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music  Recorded on 18 September 2020.
In this episode, we’re excited to have a legend from the platform thinking space Sangeet Paul Choudary, where we explore his fascinating journey from the micro level to macro when analysing the platform economy.    As Founder of Platformation Labs, and author of two bestselling books Platform Revolution and Platform Scale, Sangeet is best known for his work on platform economics and network effects. He frequently advises the leadership of Fortune 500 firms and has been selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Sangeet's work on platforms has been selected by Harvard Business Review as one of the top 10 ideas in strategy and has been featured thrice in the HBR Top 10 Must Reads compilations. Sangeet is a frequent keynote speaker at leading global forums including the G20 Summit, the World50 Summit, the United Nations, and the World Economic Forum.   Sangeet helps us understand in depth how control and commoditization of supply play out in the current evolution of platforms and how regulators ought to look at it. He also paints an extremely interesting picture of the unbundling of work and what it may mean for the future of work coordination infrastructures, as work gets re-bundled in a post-firm context. Are we going to see teams join up to solve challenges related to the job-to-be-done, rather than taking on larger roles? Will the job-welfare bundle disappear? These are some interesting questions we dig into with Sangeet.   Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our  Medium publication: https://medium.com/@Boundaryless_/af69f7d2bcbb?source=friends_link&sk=a1dec04e608e3588c7d687eda09beac9  To find out more about Sangeet’s work: > Blog: https://platformed.info/  > Substack newsletter: http://platforms.substack.com/  > For a limited period, Sangeet is further offering a 45% discount to the Boundaryless community on his Startup and Enterprise courses, found at:https://platform.institute. Please use the code BOUNDARYLESS to avail the 45% discount. In case of any questions, please write to josh@platformthinkinglabs.com    Other references and mentions: > Sangeet Choudary, Platform Scale: How an emerging business model helps startups build large empires with minimum investment, 2015: https://www.amazon.com/Platform-Scale-emerging-business-investment-ebook/dp/B015FAOKJ6  > Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary, Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You, 2016: https://www.amazon.com/Platform-Revolution-Networked-Transforming-Economyand-ebook/dp/B00ZAT8VS4  > Li Yin, “Unbundling Work from Employment”: https://li.substack.com/p/unbundling-work-from-employment  > The Entrepreneurial Age: Networks and a fragmenting world — with Nicolas Colin: https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/the-entrepreneurial-age-networks-and-a-fragmenting-world-with-nicolas-colin-718c066b19bc  > Marketplaces: Unveiling the math behind society and what to do about it — with James Currier: https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/marketplaces-unveiling-the-math-behind-society-and-what-to-do-about-it-aebefbac0c08  > Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited http://www.pagd.net/allPage/aboutUs/47?lang=EN_US   > Participatory City: http://www.participatorycity.org/ > Belt and Road Initiative: https://www.beltroad-initiative.com/belt-and-road/  > Electronic World Trade Platform: https://www.ewtp.org/  > Sidewalk Labs: https://www.sidewalklabs.com/  Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast    Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music    Recorded on 18 September 2020
In this episode, we have our two dear guests Lisa Gansky — the eternal entrepreneur, great thinker and our long term advisor — and Bill Fischer, professor at IMD in Lausanne with whom we’ve developed the very first Rendanheyi Masterclass based on Haier’s revolutionary organisational model and a partner in our long term research on the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Enabling Organization. In our conversation, we wanted to pick their brains on the key theses emerging from the research for our upcoming 2020 Whitepaper, such as acknowledging marketplace pervasiveness, seeing a systemic shift happening towards health and redrawing the human development thesis to reverse the trend that machine development has long outpaced human development. Following an initial framing, Bill and Lisa take turns in providing amazing reflections on where the world seems to be headed, from an organisational, systems and cultural perspective and related to business ecosystems and innovation. Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication.    Here are some important links from the conversation: See the previous Podcast episodes with Lisa and Bill > Checkpoint episode with Lisa Gansky: Ecosystems - between the “no more” and the “not yet”,  https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/checkpoint-episode-with-lisa-gansky-ecosystems-between-the-no-more-and-the-not-yet-c183d21257c4 > Leadership as Architecting: Transforming Organisations into Thriving Ecosystems — with Bill Fischer. https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/leadership-as-architecting-transforming-organisations-into-thriving-ecosystems-7-4af8dd0cf06c   Other references and mentions: > Warren Bennis, 1998. The Temporary Society: What is Happening to Business and Family Life in America Under the Impact of Accelerating Change. https://www.amazon.com/Temporary-Society-Happening-Accelerating-Management/dp/0787943312   > Structural Shifts podcast by Aperture Hub, with Rita Gunther McGrath, Seeing Around Corners (#19): https://medium.com/aperture-hub/seeing-around-corners-19-ec64b2260337 > Tessy Britton, “Universal Basic Everything” - .creating essential infrastructure for post Covid 19 neighbourhoods. https://medium.com/@TessyBritton/universal-basic-everything-f149afc4cef1 > Simone Cicero,  “An Entrepreneurial, Ecosystem Enabling Organization - What’s emerging from understanding Haier Group”. https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/an-entrepreneurial-ecosystem-enabling-organization-c35eaf5acd9c Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast   Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music   Recorded on July 1st 2020
In this episode, we have a conversation with John Bunch, Lead Organizational Designer and Adviser to the CEO Tony Hsieh at Zappos. John joined Zappos.com in 2009 as a Software Developer and moved on to lead the Public API team. John was the Implementation Lead during Zappos’ shift to Holacracy and self-organization. Coming out of the rollout of Holacracy, John transitioned to leading internal infrastructure and systems design. In the conversation, we talk about how Zappos - through the application of Holacracy and marked-based dynamics - is becoming a thriving entrepreneurial organization. We use the city as a metaphor for the high diversity, high productivity organisation that Zappos strives to be, based on shared enabling services and micro-enterprising.  We also explore the concept of the “triangle of accountability” that guides the organizational development and the specific hiring process that helps make sure that people who join the company are aligned with the values and ways of working applied in Zappos. Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication.  https://medium.com/@meedabyte/a2aaa916663e?source=friends_link&sk=3c1f7e1c2614731316fb0700295f982a Here are some important links from the conversation: Find out more about John’s work > LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-bunch/ > Zappos: https://www.zappos.com/ > Zappos Expertise: https://expertise.zappos.com/ Other references and mentions: > Tony Hsieh, Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose.  https://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Happiness-Profits-Passion-Purpose/dp/0446576220 > Zappos Adaptive: https://www.zappos.com/e/adaptive > Nassim Taleb, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, https://www.amazon.com/Delivering-Happiness-Profits-Passion-Purpose/dp/0446576220 Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music Recorded on June 11th 2020
Today we’re speaking to Jeremiah Owyang, founding partner of the San Francisco based research firm Kaleido Insights, where he focuses on how disruptive technologies—such as social media, collaborative economy, autonomous world, blockchain and more— impact the relevance of corporations.  Jeremiah is well recognized by both the tech industry and the media for his grounded approach to deriving insights through rigorous research.and is frequently quoted in top-tier publications, has given a TED talk and was featured in the “Who’s Who” in the Silicon Valley Business Journal. His Twitter feed was named one of the top feeds by Time. He is also the Founder of Crowd Companies, an innovation club for Fortune 500 companies. In our conversation with Jeremiah, we explore some of the pre-existing conditions in the world - always through a tech lens - that have been amplified by the pandemic and other recent disruptive events, leading to some sort of awakening in Silicon Valley about the moral duties of tech companies and more in general what companies are actually supposed to produce for the world.  Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication. https://medium.com/@meedabyte/4142f4870d14?source=friends_link&sk=c285582c50ac503b4ae7005a14d8e4d9  Here are some important links from the conversation Find out more about Jeremiah’s work: > Jeremiah’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/jowyang > Kaleido Insights, “Applying Covid-19 Urgencies to Kaleido Insights’ Five Research Themes”: https://www.kaleidoinsights.com/applying-covid-19-urgencies-to-kaleido-insights-five-research-themes/ Other references and mentions: > The Verge, “Amazon bans police from using its facial recognition technology for the next year”: https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/10/21287101/amazon-rekognition-facial-recognition-police-ban-one-year-ai-racial-bias  > Ben Evans, presentation at the WEF 2020 and an update June 2020: https://www.ben-evans.com/presentations > Participatory City, http://www.participatorycity.org/the-illustrated-guide > Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture:  https://www.amazon.com/Unsettling-America-Culture-Agriculture/dp/0871568772 > Reporting 3.0: https://www.r3-0.org/ > Wisdo: https://wisdo.com/index.html > Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/, https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-clubhouse-why-does-silicon-valley-care/   Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music Recorded on June 19th 2020
In this episode we have two leading platform thinkers on the show: Marshall Van Alstyne, Questrom Chair Professor at Boston University and Geoffrey Parker, professor of engineering at the Thayer School of Dartmouth College. They are both visiting scholars at the MIT Initiative for the Digital Economy and co-chair the annual MIT Platform Summit (see references below) Marshall Van Alstyne and Geoffrey Parker - together with Sangeet Choudary - are the authors of Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy - and How to Make Them Work for You, from 2016. As originators of the concept of the inverted firm, they were further joint winners of the Thinkers50 2019 Digital Thinking Award.  In this conversation, we talk about what democratising access to data means for the ability of players in a platform-ecosystem context to innovate and how regulation should be conceived participatory and ex ante. With creating human value as the North star, Marshall and Geoffrey ponder that we might want to see the creation of a Magna Carta of citizens rights for how we should be able to operate and influence on powerful platforms. Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our own Medium publication.    Here are some important links from the conversation:   Find out more about Marshall and Geoffrey’s work > Geoffrey G. Parker, Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Sangeet Paul Choudary, Platform Revolution: How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy and How to Make Them Work for You, 2016. https://www.amazon.com/Platform-Revolution-Networked-Markets-Transforming/dp/0393249131 > MIT Platform Strategy Summit, 2020 edition taking place virtually on 8 July: http://ide.mit.edu/events/2020-mit-platform-strategy-summit > Platform Revolution - Offers an operator's manual for building platforms (easy read)  https://www.amazon.com/Platform-Revolution-Networked-Markets-Transforming/dp/0393354350/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1591806248&sr=1-1 > Digital Platforms & Antitrust - Categorizes the harms from platforms, critiques existing solutions, and offers one path forward (easy read).  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3608397 > Pipelines, Platforms & New The Rules of Strategy - Tells how strategy differs from products to platforms (Harvard Business Review "Must Read" - easy read).  https://hbr.org/2016/04/pipelines-platforms-and-the-new-rules-of-strategy > Platform Ecosystems: How Developers Invert the Firm - Provides a proof that platforms become "inverted firms," moving production from inside to outside, once network effects become large enough (MISQ Best Paper - hard read). https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2861574  > The Social Efficiency of Fairness - Provides proof that treating people fairly increases rates of innovation (mimeo - hard read)  https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1514137   Other mentions and references >  Simon Wardley on the Innovate-Leverage-Componentize (ILC) cycle.  Part I: https://blog.gardeviance.org/2014/03/understanding-ecosystems-part-i-of-ii.html;  Part II: https://blog.gardeviance.org/2015/08/on-platforms-and-ecosystems.html > Simone Cicero, “Long Tails, Aggregators & Infrastructures”: https://stories.platformdesigntoolkit.com/long-tails-aggregators-infrastructures-bdf84e32531d > Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, “5 Economists Redefining… Everything. Oh Yes, And They’re Women”. Mariana Mazzucato on the role of government investment in early innovations: https://www-forbes-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.forbes.com/sites/avivahwittenbergcox/2020/05/31/5-economists-redefining-everything--oh-yes-and-theyre-women/amp/   Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast   Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music   Recorded on June 10th 2020
In this episode, we’re speaking to Nicolas Colin, co-founder & director of The Family, a pan-European investment firm founded in 2013 and headquartered in London. Nicolas publishes an extremely valuable newsletter European Straits about entrepreneurship, finance, strategy and policy, with a European perspective. He’s also the author of three books, one of which is Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age and member of the board of directors at Radio France, and a former commissioner at CNIL (the French personal data protection authority). Nicolas also contributes to several other outlets, such as co-host at Nouveau Départ with his wife Laetitia Vitaud (in French), and as a columnist at Sifted.    In this conversation, we try to unpack why Nicolas thinks the current crisis is going to accelerate the transition to what he has recently called a more “mature entrepreneurial economy” and what he means with the Entrepreneurial Age is, a concept he uses to describe the networked computing-powered world where individuals - or users - are more important than having fixed assets on a balance sheet.  We also talk about the balance between building organizations based on attracting outsiders and the need to be resilient to sudden drops in users, which some tech companies seem to get wrong.   Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our  Medium publication.    To find out more about Nicolas Colin’s work: > Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nicolas_Colin > Newsletter: https://europeanstraits.substack.com/ > Nicolas Colin (2018). Hedge: A Greater Safety Net for the Entrepreneurial Age: https://www.amazon.com/Hedge-Greater-Safety-Net-Entrepreneurial/dp/1718917082   Other references and mentions: > Structural Shifts podcast by Aperture, “Previewing the post-pandemic World”, with Nicolas Colin, Laetitia Vitaud and Ian Charles Stewart: https://medium.com/aperture-hub/previewing-the-post-pandemic-world-17-7be38279c2c7 > Babak Nivi coined the term “Entrepreneurial Age” (2013): https://venturehacks.com/the-entrepreneurial-age > Carlota Perez’ work on technological revolutions: http://www.carlotaperez.org/ > Balaji Srinivasan On The Argument For Decentralization - Part 1, Pomp Podcast #295: https://youtu.be/SU6H-5kA0FA  > Fernand Braudel, on Civilisation and Capitalism, 15th-18th Century, in 3 volumes: https://www.amazon.com/Civilization-Capitalism-15th-18th-Century-Vol/dp/0520081145: > Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast > Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music Recorded on May 29th 2020
In this episode, we’re having a boundaryless conversation with Joe Norman, a complex systems scientist researching systemic risk and precaution in large-scale systems. Joe explores strategies for uncertainty, complex systems engineering, pattern formation in biological and social systems. Joe’s work brings amazing insights to creating new organizational development models that could be better equipped to deal with the asymmetric risk factors that we foresee these days, in light of rising complexity of the human society and of the destabilization of its support systems.  We talk about decentralization and localism as a way to deflate such risks while changing the landscape of organising and influencing its salience. Joe underlines the importance of tackling challenges at the appropriate scale, applying a multi-scale variety lens. Our conversation further points in the direction of systemic health-embeddedness and the principle of subsidiarity and the precautionary principle as providing adequate constraints, rather than directions, for systems to evolve. Remember that you can find the show notes and transcripts from all our episodes on our Medium publication.  To find out more about Joe’s work: > Joe’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/normonics > Email: joe.w.norman@gmail.com > Website: http://jwnorman.com/ Other mentions and references: > Balaji Srinivasan On The Argument For Decentralization - Part 1, Pomp Podcast #295: https://youtu.be/SU6H-5kA0FA  > Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture:  https://www.amazon.com/Unsettling-America-Culture-Agriculture/dp/0871568772 > Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast > Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio. Find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music     Recorded on May 25th 2020  
In this episode, Simone Cicero is again joined by a special co-host and former guest on the podcast — Bill Fischer — Professor of Innovation Management at IMD Business School in Lausanne. They talk to Martin Reeves, Managing Director in the San Francisco office of BCG and Chairman of the BCG Henderson Institute, BCG’s think tank on business strategy and co-author of the book “Your Strategy Needs a Strategy”. Martin is also currently leading research on the post-COVID era, winning the ’20s, competing on imagination, corporate vitality, purpose of purpose, strategy and artificial intelligence, competing on the rate of learning, diversity and performance, innovation strategy, organizational vitality and the humanity of corporations. The conversation takes a deep dive into what it means for a business to become “ecosystemic” and compete in the 2020s, and about the bankruptcy of the current ways of doing “strategy” in a world in deep and continuous transformation. Martin also speaks widely about the renewed importance of imagination in organizations and about the need to compete on the rate of learning, combining human ingenuity with the power of machines and much more.   Read our story on Medium to access our key insights and the interview transcript for the episode.   Here are some important links from the conversation:   To find out more about Martin’s work   > https://twitter.com/MartinKReeves   > Your Strategy Needs a Strategy by Martin Reeves, Knut Haanæs, and Janmejaya Sinha: https://www.bcg.com/publications/collections/your-strategy-needs-strategy/intro.aspx   References and mentions   > Martin Reeves, Fortune 50, October 2019. “How the Fortune Future 50 identifies companies with long-term growth potential”: https://fortune.com/2019/10/21/future-50-best-stocks-for-long-term-growth-2019/   > Martin Reeves, Ming Zeng and Amin Venjara, HBR, June 2015. “The Self-tuning enterprise”: https://hbr.org/2015/06/the-self-tuning-enterprise   > Adam M. Brandenburger, Barry J. Nalebuff, Co-Opetition: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0385479506/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_cHC3Eb88TT1DN    Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast   Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music   Recorded on May 18th 2020
In this episode, Simone Cicero is joined by a special co-host and former guest on the podcast - Bill Fischer - Professor of Innovation Management at IMD Business School in Lausanne.   Together they pick the brain of nobody less than Alex Osterwalder, whose work continues to influence the way established companies do business innovation and how new ventures get started. The inventor of the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Portfolio Map together with Yves Pigneur, Alex just released a new book called The Invincible Company, whose ideas are mentioned throughout the conversation.  Alex talks about why, in the furiously changing world of today, innovation portfolio management is a must, as well as transforming innovation into a pervasive process inside the organization: we also debate a lot on the several ways to do it. We also talk about the responsibility of companies to become great workplaces - being able to keep and reallocate talent across business units - and serve society beyond shareholder interests. Enjoy this jam full episode!  Read our story on Medium to access our key insights and the interview transcript.   Here are some important links from the conversation: > About Alex Osterwalder and his work: > Alexander Osterwalder  (Author), Yves Pigneur, Alan Smith, Frederic Etiemble, The Invincible Company: https://www.amazon.com/Invincible-Company-Alexander-Osterwalder/dp/1119523966 > Strategyzer: https://www.strategyzer.com/   Other mentions and references: > Ritha McGrath, “Transient Advantage”, HBR, 06/2013: https://hbr.org/2013/06/transient-advantage > Scott Anthony, “Breaking down the barriers to innovation”, HBR, 11/2019: https://hbr.org/2019/11/breaking-down-the-barriers-to-innovation > Ritha McGrath, Seeing around Corners, interview with Aperture: https://medium.com/aperture-hub/seeing-around-corners-19-ec64b2260337 > All Things Marketplaces with Dan Hockenmaier, Casey Winters, and Lenny Rachitsky, > Village Global's Venture Stories: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-things-marketplaces-dan-hockenmaier-casey-winters/id1316769266?i=1000467536947   Companies mentioned: Amazon, Ping An, W.L. Gore, Logitech, Kodak, Haier   Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio find his portfolio here: www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/music Recorded on May 11th 2020  
In this episode, we talk to Joost Minnaar, co-founder of the blog Corporate-Rebels.com in 2015. Joost travels the world researching progressive organisations, blogs about the discoveries he makes and advises on workplace issues. Joost is the co-author of the book 'Corporate Rebels, Make Work More Fun' (2020), winner of the Thinkers50 Radar Award (2019) and a Doctoral Candidate at the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (VU University, Amsterdam). We also have the pleasure to collaborate with Joost and his colleagues in our work on the Haier Group model (check-up our upcoming webinar: https://platformdesigntoolkit.com/adopting-haier-model-webinar/).  In our conversation with Joost, we get quite practical about the three “fundamental problems” of organising at scale, as he frames it, and how organisations tackle them. We loved how this episode helped us nail down some key thoughts into discernable patterns, drawing on Joost's rich library of experiences from researching so many great organisations.   Read our Medium publication to access our key insights and the interview transcript. Here are some important links from the conversation: Work by Joost and Corporate Rebels: > Corporate Rebels Blog: https://corporate-rebels.com/ > Joost Minnaar on Twitter: https://twitter.com/joost_minnaar >Joost Minnaar, Corporate Rebels, “Solving Organizational Complexity With Simplicity”: https://corporate-rebels.com/how-fast-can-you-scale/ > Joost Minnaar, Corporate Rebels. “How To Organize A Large Company Without Middle Management”: https://corporate-rebels.com/how-to-organize-a-large-organization-without-middle-management/   > Pim de Morree, Corporate Rebels, “A Radical And Proven Approach To Self-Management” (Ner Group), https://corporate-rebels.com/ner-group Other mentions and references > Geoffrey West, Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies: https://www.amazon.com/Scale-Universal-Innovation-Sustainability-Organisms/dp/1594205582 > Geoffrey West profile https://www.santafe.edu/people/profile/geoffrey-west > Principle of least action, http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Principle_of_least_action   > Deborah Frieze, From Scaling Up to Scaling Across: https://medium.com/in-praise-of-scaling-down/from-scaling-up-to-scaling-across-ed5092acd22f Find out more about the show and the research at Boundaryless at www.platformdesigntoolkit.com/podcast Thanks for the ad-hoc music to Liosound / Walter Mobilio find his portfolio here: https://audiojungle.net/user/liosound/portfolio?utf8=%E2%9C%93&order_by=sales Recorded on May 4th 2020
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