Book Platform Ecosystems

There are a couple of books on platform business models and ecosystems. I recently bought two of them. One is “Platform Ecosystems, Aligning Architecture, Governance and Strategy” from Amrit Tiwana (see cover). The book is built up very systematically in explaining what the difference between a platform business model in a multi-sided platform and a classical product or solution business in a single-sided model is. He stresses the important of the interaction between architecture and governance in the evolution of a platform. Something a platform software architect likes to hear of course. Some later chapters are too advanced for my current needs at the moment but very very informative and clearly written. This will be for me a very influential book and is definitively worth a read!