Building Your Platform
3.6 (10 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
29 students enrolled

Building Your Platform

What Businesses of All Sizes and Types Can Learn from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google
3.6 (10 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
29 students enrolled
Created by Phil Simon
Last updated 2/2016
English
English [Auto]
Current price: $31.99 Original price: $49.99 Discount: 36% off
16 hours left at this price!
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
Training 5 or more people?

Get your team access to 4,000+ top Udemy courses anytime, anywhere.

Try Udemy for Business
What you'll learn
  • To introduce students to platform thinking.
  • To define a contemporary platform.
  • To describe the benefits of platform thinking.
  • To cull lessons from Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google.
  • To provide specific steps that organizations and people can take to create or augment their own platform.
Requirements
  • None.
Description

Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google (aka, The Gang of Four) are perhaps the four most successful companies around right now—and for good reason. Each company has embraced platform strategies, built different planks, expanded their businesses in new and interesting directions, and grown powerful ecosystems.

In this course based off of his highly acclaimed book The Age of the Platform, award-winning author and recognized technology expert Phil Simon distills the essence of platforms—and what has made these companies so successful. What's more, he provides inside advice for businesses of all sizes and types. Yes, they can  learn from The Gang of Four.


Who this course is for:
  • Businesspeople of all levels and for all types of organizations.
Course content
Expand 5 lectures 50:54
+ Course
5 lectures 50:54
Preview ImportContent

In this brief introduction, I set the table for the course.

Course Introduction
01:48

In this section, I discuss the importance of leaders for platforms to flourish. I also put business platforms and ecosystems in their historical contexts.

Building a Platform: Part 2
14:56

In this section, I cover how to build a platform as well as the importance of ecosystems, particularly as they relate to external innovation.

Building a Platform: Part 3
14:44