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News Roundup: Building a Tech-Enabled Ecosystem

By Ideas @ AppDirect / December 7, 2018

Digital Economy News Roundup 2

Here’s a selection of recent digital economy news from around the world that we’re talking about at AppDirect.

Building a Tech-Enabled Ecosystem: An Interview with Ping An’s Jessica Tan

McKinsey Quarterly, December 2018

"Many companies seeking to stay ahead of digital competition are making ambitious, strategic moves beyond their traditional sector boundaries. These bold ventures require a significant reallocation of resources and a more open, agile culture that embraces tough targets and an understanding of what it means to innovate but also to 'fail fast.'" Read more.

The Killer Questions to Ask Before Beginning a Digital Transformation

Tom Goodwin,, December 4, 2018

"The key to digital transformation and the most powerful question you can ask yourself is 'what would your business look like if you started it today?' It’s such a provocative question that it draws a defensive reply." Read more.

How New Platform Startups Can Disrupt the Status Quo

Rupam Biswas,, November 22, 2018

"In today’s platform economy, the success of a platform hinges on the network effects that it creates for its users... to create a level playing field which fosters competition and keeps incumbents on their toes, we must find ways to achieve network effects in a shorter timeframe and with limited resources." Read more.

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