Triumph of platform is more than its scalability

Easiway

Let’s start with why.

Why is the platform business model conquering industries after industries around the globe? Well, it’s because of its flexibility to help business to scale up more, create new values and changes our lives.

Businesses can stand on platforms together and get lifted up, up and beyond. Look at Uber, AirBnb, Amazon and more. Platforms are touching many aspects of our daily lives and expanding.

Anything can happen with it. You can create values by mixing and matching different blocks of products made by different businesses or even individuals like you and me. No real need to go through the hassle of M&A. Actually, the simpler it is, the better.

Small or big, you’re in as a producer, consumer or developer who can add useful functions for other players. But on one crucial condition: You have to add value. You just need to tug really hard at the right timing.

A good platform is a collection of motivated players that aim to become a vibrant community. It’s democratic. Platforms rely on the network effects to work. They need to attract more players to interact and create value.
It’s easy to grow fast and efficiently.

Platform has been here all along. But why it is dominating the markets now?

The millennials, young adults born after 1980, also known as Generation Y, are taking over the boomers now. They have been through a hard time after the 2008 recession, triggering them to rethink what it means to be successful.
According to a 2011 data by the Career Advisory Board, young adults ages 21-31 wanted jobs that had a sense of meaning.

What does meaning mean? Emily Esfahani Smith and Jennifer L. Aaker’s joint study states that “People who lead meaningful lives feel connected to others, to work, to a life purpose, and to the world itself.” They find purpose in life in doing good for others and “orient themselves to a larger purpose.”

Platform’s success can go an extra mile if it keeps reminding its players that they are here to create value and purpose bigger than themselves. Adding reviews of your Uber drivers boost service quality of the whole platform. Bringing in more hosts on Airbnb allows consumers to have more options around the world. Adding friends on Facebook introduced new and diverse content on the Internet.

Little by little everyone can contribute and change the world. People are willing to be a part of big movements so platforms are here to stay.

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Is working at a startup as my first job a good idea?-‘Abosolutely’- Part 2

By Jonathan Kos-Read

No one can answer that question for you, but you can always take people’s different view on it into consideration.

The next post is written by our staff from the CS team. This company is her first and she says “Absolutely!”

The previous post was written by our staff from the marketing team. easi6 Limited is not the first company she worked for and her answer is closer to a “No.”

Note that this post will be helpful for commerce students new seeking opportunities.

Absolutely!
Creating a new culture in a company brings me a great sense of accomplishment. The company and I are both at the starting line. We are growing and making a new culture together so this company means a lot to me. This connect I have with this company helps it grow strong bringing change.

Just out of college, my mind is fresh and unbiased and everyone expects new idea from me. I am passionate and love facing new challenges. Many say it will be hard because I have no experience, but this is actually a great motivation to learn and I can test out what I learned right away. I feel like everything I do is not only for the company, but also for ME. And, I really like that.

Startup is where people of various background come together to help each other out. I don’t have experience, but my co-worker does so he helps me. A lot, actually. In return, I know how to communicate online to garner social media attention. It’s just the start for me, but this company gives me great responsibility which really makes me think I am really doing something.

People ask me why I joined a startup as my first job. Honestly, I do not know what the difference between a startup and a big corporate is. You chose a company if you believe in their product and value. I believe in Easiway because it makes it easier for commuters between Hong Kong and Shenzhen. My confidence in this business acts as a rock even when things get shaky.

I love what I do and that’s the most important part of a job.

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easi6 is Back

Chase

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Hi, I’m Chase.
I’m excited to announce that easi6 is back and ready.
It’s been awhile since we uploaded our blog.
We have lots of contents to share with you.
Stay tuned with us.

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