Intriguing piece about pipelines and platforms. We discussed methods of building supply chains by evolving them. Now with machine learning?
Building Networks for Scale: From Pipeline Models to Platforms, Ecosystems, and Machine Learning
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Eric L. Miley, MBA
here are many reasons why new ventures, established businesses, and large initiatives fail. They often fail to connect with investors, fail to reach the influencers that are needed to spread key messages, and ultimately fail to reach their stated goals or objectives. Most of us have seen promising ideas fizzle out as teams and organizations look to execute and implement ambitious visions. Of the efforts that do succeed, many tend to under deliver on their promises, waste too many critical resources, and take much too long to scale. In this article, I suggest that many of the problems that organizations face when seeking to grow and scale their most important work can be directly attributed to a failure to harness the power of their networks.
Traditional strategies often fail to use three key tools that are quickly becoming a necessity for any viable organization, change initiative, or large-scale project. These key tools are a robust platform, an engaged ecosystem, and the infusion of machine intelligence. In many ways, these are the three ingredients that organizations should be focusing on if they hope to effectively carry out their most important work. When understood, built, and managed properly, these tools will enable your teams to focus on the important tasks of innovating, problem solving, and delivering the value that is critical for the long-term success of your organization. .... "