Xiaomi, Meitu and Why Platforms Fail (1 of 2) (Jeff’s Asia Tech Class – Podcast 43)


In this class, I talk about why platforms fail and do an introduction to ecosystems vs. platforms.

You can listen here or at iTunes, Google Podcasts and Himalaya.

Cited in this talk:

This is part of Learning Goals: Level 7, with a focus on:
  • #30: Ecosystems vs. Digital Platforms

Concepts for this class:

  • Ecosystems vs. Digital Platforms
  • SMILE Marathon #5: Ecosystem Orchestration and Management
  • Mismatched and/or Crippled Scale
  • Digital-Physical Hybrids
  • Multihoming
  • Blitzscaling

Companies for this class:

  • None


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