Blue pill or red pill?
2 days ago
Today, I think there's perhaps a simpler and more powerful way to think strategically about platforms.
Let me advance a simplifying proposition: platforms are markets. The most useful way to think about platforms today is simply as markets.
Think about it another way. The main metric that I would use to describe the health of a truly open web is this: That as the ecosystem expands, the raw number of people, companies or groups who hold power inside the ecosystem, and can affect its direction, grows as the ecosystem grows. Put another way, the power center is decentralized over time. Change inside of that ecosystem require more voices to agree that change is good. That’s healthy. And that’s an open web.