Thinking About the Business Ecosystem

The business ecosystem is one of the most important innovations of the past ten years. A year or so back I wrote about metrics and business ecosystems – given we have this new asset attraction system how do we measure activity around it?

We need a broad set of metrics so we can understand where value is created in business ecosystems and how we can optimise that value – it’s easy enough to understand value if your ecosystem is up and running, and productive. But how do you understand the phases of growth? The presentation below compares the old Symbian ecosystem with that created around Apple’s iPhone. It’s a work in progress. Clearly I need to think more about the history of these two ecosystems but here I’m trying to addresss the issue of what might make good metrics.

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