Invisible Engines

Free Book: Invisible Engines

Free ebook “Invisible Engines: How Software Platforms Drive Innovation and Transform Industries” by David S. Evans, Andrei Hagiu and Richard Schmalensee. Download the full text of this book. (quick and free registration required)


Software platforms are the invisible engines that have created, touched, or transformed nearly every major industry for the past quarter century. They power everything from mobile phones and automobile navigation systems to search engines and web portals. They have been the source of enormous value to consumers and helped some entrepreneurs build great fortunes. And they are likely to drive change that will dwarf the business and technology revolution we have seen to this point. Invisible Engines examines the business dynamics and strategies used by firms that recognize the transformative power unleashed by this new revolution—a revolution that will change both new and old industries.

Table of Contents

  • Invisible Engines
  • Speaking in Code
  • Both Sides Now
  • Dropouts and Evangelists
  • PONG
  • The Palm Economy
  • Dangerous Intersections
  • With a Little Help
  • Some Lunches Are Free
  • When Bigger Is Better
  • Swept Away

Book Details

Author(s): David S. Evans, Andrei Hagiu and Richard Schmalensee.
Format(s): PDF
File size: 3.99 MB
Number of pages: 407
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