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Book details
  • Genre:BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • SubGenre:Management
  • Language:English
  • Pages:312
  • eBook ISBN:9780982930267

The Age of the Platform

How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business

by Phil Simon

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Overview
Four companies (Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google) have done nothing less than redefine business. In this provocative new book, four-time author Phil Simon examines the platform as the most important business model of the 21st century.
Description
Buoyed by the success of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, thousands of companies of all sizes are fundamentally rethinking how they do business. They are creating vibrant ecosystems and, in the process, reaping big rewards. In the tradition of The Long Tail, The Age of the Platform demonstrates how the world of business today is vastly different from that of even ten years ago. Today, the most successful companies are operating under an entirely different business model—one predicated on collaboration, emerging technologies, externally driven innovation, different types of partnerships, and vibrant ecosystems. Rife with examples, The Age of the Platform is nothing less than essential reading to understand business today--and where it is going.
About the author
Phil Simon is the author of four management books. His latest, The Age of the Platform, is his most ambitious yet. A recognized technology expert, he consults companies on how to optimize their use of technology. His contributions have been featured on The Globe and Mail, the American Express Open Forum, ComputerWorld, Technorati, ZDNet, abcnews.com, forbes.com, The New York Times, ReadWriteWeb, and many other sites.
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