Executive education & training with a focus on platform strategy and management
The rise of the platform economy has given rise to the platform professional— a person who earns their living from a career in the creation, operations, and management of platform businesses. A platform professional is someone who has achieved specialized education, training, and on-the-job experience to serve a variety of roles required to develop and successfully run an important component of or the entire platform business.
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Features Courses: Summer-Fall 2021 (June - Dec)
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Courses from different regions tend to have a local focus on platform businesses
Courses span the six key platform roles identified by the Platform Strategy Institute
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This newsletter features observations and insight regarding the growing demand for platform professionals. We look at both how platform professionals create great careers as well as how companies can more effectively recruit and grow platform leaders. We also cover related education and training trends.
Strategic Importance of Ecosystem/ Community Managers
Platform network effects do not just happen. They need to be catalyzed. Once catalyzed, they must be cultivated-continuously. This requires proactive management and therefore specialized talent. The table below lists 15 active searches posted within the past two weeks for ecosystem/community leaders. These roles at their core are network effect catalyzers.
Amazon's Insatiable Appetite for PhD Economists
Amazon garners plenty of attention these days. One trend that gets less attention but is still noteworthy is the company's voracious appetite for PhD economists. If we look this week, we will find a total of 31 positions open. Five of these roles are for directors and the remaining for mid-senior level economists.
Compress Time to Productivity
There are many words for it--- "get a jump-start," "hit the ground running," "secure quick wins," and "get a flying start." We often hear these aspirations voiced when someone takes on a new leadership role or when an organization launches a major new strategic initiative.
What companies are looking for platform leaders?
A new report from the Platform Strategy Institute provides the first global analysis of the growing demand for platform professionals.
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Platform Leaders - Platform Strategy Institute
Preparing the Next Generation of Platform Leaders is the first comprehensive analysis of the growing demand and competition for specialized platform talent. The authors, Peter C. Evans, Geoffrey Parker and Marshall Van Alstyne and Dyan Finkhousen are globally recognized platform experts. The report and associated databases provide the first comprehensive look at growing importance of platform professionals.