…e. It is, instead, the sum total of the entire ecosystem of solutions that comes to life around it. Over the long haul, the platform stands or falls due to the health and vitality of that ecosystem.
In fact, as we now know in hindsight, it is exactly when conventional wisdom conflates today’s economic success with forward-looking product innovation that seeds are being planted for the next massive wave of innovation.
“There’s lots and lots of pieces of our daily lives, and of industries’ daily lives, that are done with horrible, boring software that’s going to be replaced by a SaaS provider at some point.”