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Bookmarks of the month 02/2017

The month is gone and here are my highlight-links of interesting articles & news about platform innovation. Enjoy.   The 99 billion dollar idea A Bloomberg story about the rise of AirBnB and UBER and how they shaped the sharing economy. Nice read, because it gives a short history about the companies, the struggles and the strategies. Link: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/2017-uber-airbnb-99-billion-idea/ If Snap’s Strategy Is Building New Products, It Won’t Live Up to Its IPO Price An Harvard Business Review article explaining the high value of Snapchats IPO price – of course
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Platform Innovation Workshops now possible with creatlr.com

In a digital world online collaboration and visual thinking tools becoming more and more important. One of those platforms where you can collaborate with your teammates and clients using online canvases is creatlr.com. We are using creatlr.com since over one year now and it became our favorite tool for global engagements and workshops. Currently we don’t know any better platform where you can perform visual workshops with that kind of easy to use user interface like at creatlr.com. Niels, the founder of creatlr.com, also was part of the first development iteration to create the original
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Welcome Sabrina – our newest team member an ambassador for Spain

In the last months the global spread of the Platform Innovation Kit continues and we are very happy to have a new team member  – Sabrina Guzman. Sabrina will join the team as Ambassador for the methodology and as platform innovation expert especially in Spain / Barcelona. She is an experienced digital business entrepreneur, coach for startups and fascinated by platform business design and disruption theory. More about her track record you can find at the end of the post. In our short interview Sabrina let you know about her motivation to join the team. Enjoy. Q1: Hi Sabrina, what is your
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Proceedings of the European Workshop of Software Ecosystems available

Last November I attended the European Workshop on Software Ecosystems organized by Karl Popp of SAP Germany and presented the Platform Innovation Kit. The workshop was packed with great people from Huawei, Amazon Web services, Netfira, SAP, Synomic and many more. All share a common interest in ecosystem management. A truly great place to meet and learn. Thanks to Karl Popp the presentations (proceedings) are now available at Amazon for purchase. Here you can see a recap of the event at the official website of the workshop. Here you can purchase the proceedings at Amazon.  
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