And, you can find me on Google+
If you have questions about startups, you can find me and a bunch of other startup fanatics on the free Q&A website:
As part of “The Software Business” class I am taking at MIT with Professor Michael Cusumano, I participated in a team that presented topics on software platforms.
My segment of the presentation centered around how to strategically select a platform from those available. More precisely, the theme was identifying the key variables that would influence a particular platform choice and how organizations should go about assessing the various tradeoffs.
This is the first in a series of articles on this topic whereby I drill-down a little deeper.
Here is a brief outline of the topics to come in this series:
1. What’s a Platform?
2. Target Market (Customers + Users)
3. The Dangers Of Niche Platforms
4. Platform Builder or Complementor?
5. Reuse and Repurposing
6. Open vs. Closed
Like this article? You can now find more popular articles as part of the LinkedIn Influencers program.
Posted by on Sat, Nov 05, 2005
© 2013 OnStartups.com