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Platform Economics

A presentation about the basics of platform economics

Platform Economics

A presentation about the basics of platform economics

Platform Economics

A presentation about the basics of platform economics

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Book Reviews

Top 10 Reading List

Want to learn more about platforms? Start with our curated reading list. We read them all and know which one are worth to buy. 

Below you will find short summaries of the books for some more details.


1. Platform EconomicsDavid S. Evans
2. Platform RevolutionChaudary
3. Platform LeadershipCusumano
4. MatchmakersEvans, Schmalensee
5. Age of the PlatformSimon
6. Platform ScaleChoudary
7. Platform StrategyReillier & Reillier
8. Platform CapitalismSrnicek
9. Modern MonopoliesMoazed, Johnson
10. Platform EcosystemsTiwana

Platforms meet Art

With platforms like ChatGPT the artificial intelligence becomes more and more mainstream available. From Chatbots answering your questions faster up to image creation tools like Dall-e. All is fascinating. We asked ourself, how typical platform & ecosystem buzzwords would have been interpreted and painted by worlds-best artists. Enjoy our vernissage of “platforms meet art”.
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Recap Plattform.Macher Tage 2022 – the biggest conference in Germany about platforms & digital ecosystems

It all started in 2019, pre-Corona, that Philip Meier (PHd Researcher on Platforms), Carsten Hahn (Prof. in Karlsruhe for Platform Economics) and Bernd Weidmann (Co-Founder of platform) initiated the Slack community “Plattform Macher”. Aim was to bring together like minded people and platform builders to give them a space to interact and exchange their...
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Evonik and the learnings from building, transferring and further developing know-how of a marketplace business

In our current podcast episode, we look at an aspect that doesn’t come up so often in our conversations: the closing of a B2B platform – and reasonable next steps. For this, we caught up with Henrik Hahn from Evonik Industries.
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Shareholder & Stakeholder Management for Platforms

In our latest Episode we were very pleased to welcome Thilo Kassen, Executive Manager of PRISMA European Capacity Platform, the leading gas capacity platform in Europe. Together with Thilo we discussed the interesting shareholder model behind the company and how sustainability and climate change affect the future gas market in the long run.
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Scaling B2B platforms – Overcoming scaling bottlenecks

Corporates understand that platforms can be a strategic way to scale and win business. But platforms also require a new set of skills and tactics to succeed, different from the traditional ones.  However, there is a clear gap between education and market demand.  Today, our two guest experts Peter Evans, Managing Director of the Platform...
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Ecosystems and customer behaviour post Covid-19

In the second part of our double episode about platform ecosystems we were in discussion with Evangelos Avramakis, a recognised thought leader and advisor in the insurance industry, who works for the Swiss Re Institute. With his main focus on digital ecosystems, Evangelos gave us lots of insights about the drivers and challenges of building...
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The challenges and trends of the ecosystem thinking

In our latest discussion we talked to Julian Kawohl, Professor for Strategic Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin and founder of Ecosystemizer. Within this conversation we learned a lot about the more theoretical part behind the ecosystem thinking and its resulting challenges.
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Possibilities and potentials of blockchain for the platform economy

Our latest discussion was all about the hype-topic blockchain. Thomas Müller, CEO and co-founder of Evan, has spent a long time in the area of digital business and brings a lot of experience in blockchain technologies. That’s why we are very pleased to discuss with him the possibilities of decentralized infrastructure for different business and...
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The importance of 10x-thinking for platform business development

In our latest discussion together with Markus Schorn, co-author of “10x DNA – Das Mindset der Zukunft” we talked about the 10x-thinking as a founding principle of developing platform business models. He gave us lots of insights about how to keep innovating and handle upcoming disruptions to stay competitive.
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