Platform Business Models

Have you ever thought of exploring the concept of platform recently ?

If not, it’s maybe time for it …

SANGEET PAUL CHOUDARY can help you dive into the platform world.

And if you want to go deeper, I would recommend you to read his blog on platformthinkinglabs.com : http://platformthinkinglabs.com

The Platform Design Toolkit from Simone Cicero can also help you create great platforms
http://platformdesigntoolkit.com

Have fun creating or improving your own platform !

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Didier

It’s time to build your bridge …

It’s time to build your bridge from the idea you on on side to it’s realization on the other side.

Move on … just a single step forward !

 

We all have that idea that we cant shake out of our head, the one that we think about in the shower or daydream about. Entrepreneur Job Gebbia, shares how his team grew their idea, Airbnb, into a national startup the hard way: by staying lean, “doing things that don’t scale” like meeting users one at a time, and by taking one small step at a time.

look for more on 99U

Getting Dreams out of Your Head – Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse spoke on the topic of ‘Getting Dreams out of Your Head‘ at at the World Domination Summit in Portland (USA) and covered quite a bit of ground.

In this video you’ll see the full keynote and hear about:

  • How Darren started my first business at 9
  • The words an ex-girlfriend said that changed his life
  • The 4 words that started him blogging and changed the trajectory of his life
  • A close encounter he had with Russell Brand in a mens bathroom
  • Where to look for your ‘next big thing’
  • The two questions he ask myself every day that have unlocked some amazing opportunities for him

When do you start getting YOUR dreams out of YOUR head ?

A resource for change makers

Bringing people together is pretty easy, but building working relationships and solidifying an organization with shared purpose is a challenge.

Frog Design put this free downloadable resource together to help make that work less of a struggle.
(via REconomy – a Transition Network project)

The Collective Action Toolkit (CAT) is a package of resources and activities that enable groups of people anywhere to organize, build trust, and collaboratively create solutions for problems impacting their community. The toolkit provides a dynamic framework that integrates knowledge and action to solve challenges. Designed to harness the benefits of group action and the power of open sharing, the activities draw on each participant’s strengths and perspectives as the group works to accomplish a common goal.

A resource for change makers

Link : http://www.frogdesign.com/collective-action-toolkit

The Icarus launch …

Yesterday, Seth Godin launched a project on Kickstarter for his new book “The Icarus deception: Why make Art?”

Here are some reflection on the launch itself :
Reflections on today’s Kickstarter

First, thank you to my amazing readers. To say that I had an overwhelming day is a bit of an understatement. The Kickstarter reached its goal in record time, less than three hours after I first posted it. We met and then blew away the stated goal. It means a lot to me that you’re so connected and generous.

As promised, I’m going to do a few updates to share data and insights that might help the next person.

You can learn from this and start to build your own triiibe !

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How to build your creative confidence

Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create… (From The Design Studio session at TED2012.)

David Kelley’s company IDEO helped create many icons of the digital generation — but what matters even more to him is unlocking the creative potential of people and organizations to innovate routinely.