Innovation, ecosystems, platforms and more
From that assessment we'll look at what customers really want: solutions and experiences, not discrete products. People are too busy, too harried, have too little patience and cannot keep up with technology advances. They don't want to be forced to "stitch" disparate solutions together, and expect products, services, business models, channels and experiences to work together to provide a complete solution.
In the course of several interrelated blog posts Paul and I will be talking about innovation, the necessary "ecosystem" for success, why good innovators won't think about products, services and business models in isolation, and how platforms contribute to greater innovation success. If you are interested in:
- Disruptive innovation
- Seamless experiences
- Open Innovation
- The "whole experience"
In the longer term I hope we'll convince you that interesting innovation relies on ecosystems and platforms, and disruptive innovation creates new ecosystems. In fact we believe that along with a product manager, a new role or position will emerge that is equally important: the ecosystem manager.
But, one step at a time. I hope you'll join us on our shared Wordpress site: Ecosystems 4 Innovators, where we'll be publishing our thinking on these and other topics. Paul has done a great job of pulling together some of our other joint material, which I hope you'll take the time to review.