Why should leaders stop obsessing about platforms and ecosystems? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
Answer by Erich Joachimsthaler, Founder & CEO of Vivaldi, Author of The Interaction Field, in his Session:
Company leaders have now learned that the traditional pipeline business model, also known as the experience curve or value chain, though it has been the foundation of every business until today, is also less important. For many businesses, the pipeline or value chain has been globalized, digitized and optimized. It has been the source of value creation through the supply-side economies of scale. In short, scale leads to lower unit cost of output.
Today, it becomes ever harder to squeeze out value from the value chain or pipeline