Unisex Maddox Sunglasses Rose/Silver Mirror 55 Eyelevel tmxSIYMd

Unisex Maddox Sunglasses, Rose/Silver Mirror, 55 Eyelevel
Unisex Maddox Sunglasses, Rose/Silver Mirror, 55 Eyelevel
> Leather one size Givenchy Shoulder Bag for Women On Sale Light Mud Leather 2017 one size Givenchy Shoulder Bag for Women On Sale Light Mud zHG9tm0
> Article
0 / 3 Free Articles left Remaining JEWELLERY Necklaces Salvatore Ferragamo OeALQlEPOj
Subscribe + Save!
Products to Platforms: Making the Leap
Sign In Summer Linen Trousers Jigsaw 8srrVP4H

Items added to cart

Your Shopping Cart is empty.

Guest User

MY LIBRARY 18K Gold White Topaz And Emerald Earrings Yi Collection 7ZD0cLReSb
Womens Effortless Novelty Satchel Shoulder Bag Tommy Hilfiger Pkp4V
Rocket Crop size 24 also in 23252627282930 Citizens Of Humanity g7GQEQh4U
Pants for Men On Sale Military Green Cotton 2017 32 34 38 PT01 Cotton bn0wIe2OJN
Womens 410 2080 0100 Closed Toe Heels Black 5 UK Högl ta1skypC8U
Artwork: Vin Rathod, Aura (series), 2012–2014, photograph
Creating New Growth Platforms
Business models
From the April 2016 Issue
MultiWear Wrap Meditation by VIDA VIDA VsSLbbYel

Executive Summary

Following the path of companies such as Apple and Amazon, more and more firms are trying to become not just product purveyors but also platform providers, facilitating direct connections between customers and other groups. Although launching a platform can generate new revenue, success is not automatic. After studying more than 20 companies that have tried to move from products to platforms, the authors point to four practices that can separate winners from losers:

1. Start with a defensible product and a critical mass of users.

A strong product and a loyal customer base will attract third parties to your platform.

2. Apply a hybrid business model.

Instead of operating with a “product mindset” or a “platform mindset” alone, combine the two in order to discover new opportunities for creating value.

3. Drive rapid conversion to the platform.

Existing customers are likely to flock to a platform if it provides enough new value, if the additional products and services offered are consistent with your brand, and if users have opportunities to improve both the products and the platform.

4. Deter competitive imitation.

Make it tough for rivals to copy your product-to-platform strategy: Consider creating proprietary standards, using exclusivity contracts, and erecting other barriers to competition.

Already registered? Sign in.
The Challenge

Transforming a product or service into a platform—the way Amazon has with Amazon Marketplace and Lego has with Mindstorms—can dramatically increase its value. But the path can be treacherous, and many attempts have failed.

The Best Practices

Four practices can help ensure success:

1. Start with a defensible product and a critical mass of users.

2. Apply a hybrid business model focused on creating and sharing new value.

3. Drive rapid conversion to the new platform.

4. Identify and act on opportunities to deter competitive imitation.

For years, Microsoft’s Outlook has been losing ground to Google’s Gmail and to the e-mail apps integrated into iPhones and other mobile devices. But now the company is trying to inject new life into Outlook, attempting to transform it from a simple e-mail product into a platform that connects users to a multitude of third-party services such as Uber, Yelp, and Evernote. Whether or not the leap from product to platform works is an immensely important question—not just for Microsoft but also for a growing number of businesses built around products or services.

Want to read more about this? Check out this article on 32cm Boot Leg Jeans Spring/summer Balmain SlBofa

What you do: Time for action! When you experience these triggering moments, moving forward is critical and often requires a pretty big change in your HABITS. Yes, your habits. Think about it….what do you do now when this happens? Do you rewind the tape in your mind over and over again, stopping at that place where everything went wrong, then beat yourself and got upset up over it? Do you have a Bridget Jones moment, when you call up your friends and call an emergency after-work drink so you can beat yourself up over and over again?

What you do:

Stop that.

Seriously, just stop. Break that habit. Let it go.

Want to read more about this? Check out this article on Statement Clutch Coral7 Statement Clutch by VIDA VIDA 1xRYG

It’s just gonna happen

According to Deborah Tannen, author and gender communication researcher, men speak to take control and be seen as powerful.

Women speak to connect.

So it’s no surprise that men interrupt more often to be seen as the one in the power position. And it’s also no surprise that women don’t interrupt because we think it’s rude.

The way we see things differently and the way we communicate our thoughts and emotions differently isn’t changing as fast as we’d like, but you don’t have to be the victim here! You can take control and stay connected.

No Comments Yet ...

Check to share anonymously

You might also like ...
Advice on applying for an open position while pregnant
More Discussions in TROUSERS Casual trousers Chiara Perrot 4nSRG
Question about Severance - I, along with 29 other people, were recently laid off due to a workforce reduction.
More Discussions in Jeans On Sale Denim Blue Cotton 2017 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 38 Dondup 29 30 31 33 34 35 36 38 Dondup Denim Blue Jeans On Sale mgns91sgN
My interviewers have not contacted me when they said they would. How should I proceed?
More Discussions in Cashmere Silk Scarf Presence by VIDA VIDA gSdxXsv
No respect from subordinate female staff.
More Discussions in Office Life
Managing people than make more money than you do
More Discussions in Interview Tips Tricks

Topics To Explore

The Job Hunt
35 Convos Resources
Office Life
27 Convos Resources
Being A Boss Lady
15 Convos Resources
Diversity Gender Equality
15 Convos Resources
Family Relationships
24 Convos Resources
The Career Climb
16 Convos Resources
Self-Care Wellness
19 Convos Resources
Maternity Leave
32 Convos Resources
The Balance: Work Home
18 Convos Resources
Getting More Done
14 Convos Resources
Interview Tips Tricks
32 Convos Resources
Pregnancy Fertility
32 Convos Resources
The Ugly Side Of Work
28 Convos Resources
Working Mom Life
23 Convos Resources
How To Make Money
12 Convos Resources
How To Spend (And Save) It
14 Convos Resources
Women In Tech
24 Convos Resources
Powered by
17 Convos Resources
Powered by
Rants and Raves
102 Convos Resources
Find Out

What are women saying about your company?

We'll help you find the answer or connect with an advisor.

Silver Classic Chain 5 Choker AMBUSH aD1ciRi


Contact Us
English Dawell Boots Isabel Marant U1BmYkfz
leather pumps Black Sarah Chofakian I3fNXBa
Français Jeans On Sale Black Cotton 2017 US 30 EU 46 US 31 EU 47 US 32 EU 48 US 33 EU 49 US 34 EU 50 Philipp Plein US 30 - EU 46 US 31 - EU 47 US 32 - EU 48 US 33 - EU 49 US 34 - EU 50 Philipp Plein aoCLnadCBd


Scrunchie in Purple Lovers Friends kxPBt
Eva Studded Leather And Suede Sandals Black 31 Phillip Lim qsgXo
Foldaway Tote Plaid Please 21 by Leo by VIDA VIDA 4oXFpPkOE


Splish flip flops Black Diesel GyOyjVm
Circle Developer Platform


Service Status flared cropped jeans Blue 7 For All Mankind YeVVQFQ1