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Episode 85  |  36:23 min

Shopify's Take on the Strategic Power of Platforms to Drive Growth and Innovation

Episode 85  |  36:23 min  |  02.05.2020

Shopify's Take on the Strategic Power of Platforms to Drive Growth and Innovation

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This is a podcast episode titled, Shopify's Take on the Strategic Power of Platforms to Drive Growth and Innovation. The summary for this episode is: Brandon Chu, VP Product & GM of Platform at Shopify, built his own flavor of product management. Learn how he thinks about the strategic benefits of building a platform, what Shopify’s underlying product philosophy is, how they think about competing with applications built on their platform and more.
Takeaway 1 | 00:47 MIN
Brandon explains what goes into his "own flavor" of product management
Takeaway 2 | 01:29 MIN
The story of how Shopify's platform was created
Takeaway 3 | 01:14 MIN
Brandon explains the strategic benefit of Shopify's building a platform
Takeaway 4 | 00:09 MIN
Shopify's internal product philiosophy
Takeaway 5 | 01:14 MIN
Brandon shares the two main risks of developing a platform
Takeaway 6 | 01:37 MIN
Brandon answers, "How do you think about competing with applications built on Shopify's platform?"