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Platform Revolution

How Networked Markets Are Transforming the Economy—and How to Make Them Work for You

October 2017


An inside look at the revolutionary business power of the platform—from the experts who helped discover how it works.

Facebook, PayPal, Alibaba, Uber—these companies have upended entire industries by harnessing a single phenomenon: the platform business model. Platform Revolution delivers the first comprehensive analysis of how platforms match producers and consumers in a multi-sided marketplace, unlocking hidden resources and creating new forms of value.

Platform Revolution explores the what, how and why of this revolution and provides the first “owner’s manual” for creating a platform marketplace. It provides the essential guide to unlocking the potential of an economic landscape transformed.


"Thorough and often provocative." — The Wall Street Journal

"Platform Revolution... is not the first book on the subject. But its clarity and fact-based analysis have made it a business bestseller for 2016." — The European Magazine

"... a number of options for entering the platform age." — Summer reading list – 10 books you mustn’t miss!, Business Digest



140 x 211 mm • 352 pages


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