Facebook’s Mantra “Join us or we will copy you: ”Platforms, Marketplaces and Playing with Fire
Matt Ward

Glad to see people talking about platform strategy beyond just SaaS companies and app marketplaces. Amazon is the perfect example, and they’re not shy about how they apply it:

“If you don’t know anything about the business, launch it through the marketplace, bring retailers in, watch what they do and what they sell, understand it, and then get into it.” — Randy Miller, former Amazon Director