Darw|n's I|nches

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20
th
Century 8us|ness,
and AÞIs
Lvolve ?our 8uslness Model
Sam 8am[l «sram[l
vÞ SLraLeav, Sonoa #LvolveAÞl
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1hese blrds
llve ln Lhls paradlse rlahL here
so whaL's Lhe problem?
1he problem ls
Lhev're on a small lsland chaln
a lona wav from anvwhere else
LhaL's a loL of env|ronmenta| pressure
so Lhese ñnches
are acLuallv Lerrlñc compentors
and Lhelr dlñerences
were deñned bv Lhls man
as successfu| adaptanons.
1he ones vou don'L see Lodav
had unsuccessfu| adaptanons
and dled ouL.
A cenLurv aûer
a Leam of sclenusLs ldenuñed Lhe mechanlsm
of adaptanon and !"#$%&#'(
1wenLv vears laLer(
called ouL Lhe gene
as Lhe aLomlc unlL of compennon.(
lrom Lhe perspecuve of Lhe gene
Lhe gene ls successful
lf Lhe organ|sm LhaL carrles lL ls successful.
SwlLchlna aears
20
th
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ln 1910 buslness was mosLlv dlrecL
8v Lhe 1930s Lhere was a loL of compennon
8uL aûer World War ll, Lhere were new
env|ronmenta| pressures
Manv buslnesses dled ouL.
8uslness wenL from d|rect Lo |nd|rect.
1hose buslnesses who thr|ved ln Lhls Lransluon
Shared a seL of successfu| adaptanons
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0.-&1($-2+3)#.()&.*#425(and brandlna
6%+/.%734-2(#8$'3+%9#+(ln LerrlLorv and producL allocauon
:#/&%'#.(%2$#249#+(- slomna fees, [olnL markeuna, uered
volume dlscounLs
;-2+3)#.(%2$#249#+(- coupons, ln-sLore evenLs, llmlLed
ume dlscounLs
unlñed bv one ldea
lL was noL [usL abouL se|||ng |n
lL was noL [usL abouL se|||ng |n
lL was abouL se|||ng through.
lrom Lhe perspecuve of Lhe bus|ness
1he bus|ness ls successful
lf Lhe reta||er LhaL lL sells Lhrouah ls successful.
1he real world wenL from d|rect Lo |nd|rect
lL wenL beyond the corner store.(
1he web world ls aolna from d|rect Lo |nd|rect.
lL ls aolna beyond the browser.(
1haL Lakes us Lo(
AÞIs
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8oberL Scoble
AuLhor of Lech bloa Scoblelzer
Whv?
8ecause ln a web bevond Lhe browser
AÞIs are how people aeL Lo vour buslness.
?ou need Lo see Lhlnas
from Lhe perspecuve of Lhe gene.
1he gene ls successful
lf Lhe organ|sm LhaL carrles lL ls successful.
?ou need Lo see vour buslness
from Lhe perspecuve of Lhe AÞI.
1he AÞI ls successful lf
Lhe app||canon LhaL carrles lL ls successful.
Successful app||canons wlll use manv
dlñerenL AÞIs.
and Lhev wlll carrv Lhose AÞIs evervwhere
z
Laklna vour buslness wlLh Lhem.
lor Lhe successful companles, 80¼ of tramc wlll
be comlna from 7#<-21(/=#(7.->+#..
Lvervone else wlll have Lo plav ln Lhe world
LhaL Lhe wlnners make.
Cne lasL LhouahL on evoluuon
;'&++%?$&4-2+(7<()'!*#+,-./#0(
Adapnve kad|anon |n 1w|uer App||canons
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Moblle
Soclal Cloud
1hev can be lndependenL or Lhev can supporL
each oLher.
lL ls up Lo vou Lo declde lf Lhere's harmonv.
Moblle
Cloud Soclal
?our companv mav be verv well adapLed Lo
Lhe web, buL ls lL adapLed Lo moblle?
Moblle devlces have llmlLed sLoraae and
processlna and need Lo be ued ln Lo real-
world and soclal dlmenslons.
1hev use AÞls Lo aeL aL locauon, maps,
soclal araphs, and evenLs.
Soclal slLes are daLa servlces wlLh a crlucal mass
of users, where each new user makes Lhe
servlce beuer.
?ou can'L bulld a new Iacebook or 1w|uer.
8uL vou need Lo access Lhem, so vou use Lhelr
AÞls.
Cloud compuuna ls noL abouL Amazon.
Cloud compuuna ls noL abouL kackspace.
Cloud compuuna ls noL abouL M|crosoh.
Cloud compuuna ls noL abouL Goog|e.
Cloud compuuna ls abouL
3#4(-#%(+!2/3(-#%+(/%5,#0!+5
AÞls
Moblle
Cloud Soclal
We've aone from llbrarles Lo AÞls.
ln a cloud compuuna world people access
llbrarv-llke funcuonallLv vla an AÞl.
1hese servlces are Lhe unlL of proarammlna.
Make vour AÞl useful and lL wlll be carrled Lo
cusLomers vou've never meL.
CnANGL AGLNC¥
l know vou aeL all Lhls alreadv
8uL how do vou aeL vour colleaaues Lo [oln
vou ln Lhe [ournev Lo AÞls?
What's so damn wrong w|th the current mode|?
l llke lL and lL's worklna for me.
Þlus, l undersLand lL.
Actua||y, |t's not work|ng.
Þopulauons, socleues, and markeLs are becomlna
more speclallzed and dlñerenuaLed.
Consumer lnLeresL aroups are fraamenLed.
Consumer lnLeresL aroups are |ncreas|ng|y fraamenLed.
MarkeLs are chanalna so fasL LhaL vou can'L
spend Lhe ume Lo
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(((,-$3+(5.-3"B((
((("'&2B((
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((('&32$=B((
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because Lhe markeL nlche mav be aone or
fundamenLallv chanaed
A rapldlv expandlna ranae of compuuna
plauorms are needed Lo reach consumers.
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1hls ls noL a solvable problem nor a wlnnable aame.
1he onlv wav Lo wln ls Lo change the game.
1housands of people,
who are 2-/(on vour pavroll,
who are lnumaLelv parL of each of Lhese chanalna
lnLeresL aroups and nlches,
musL be convlnced Lo carrv
<-3.(".-13$/(Lhere for vou
ln a wav LhaL adapts Lo Lhe dynam|c env|ronment
1housands of people,
who are 2-/(on vour pavroll,
who are lnumaLelv parL of each of Lhese chanalna
lnLeresL aroups and nlches,
musL be convlnced Lo carrv
<-3.(7.&21(Lhere for vou
ln a wav LhaL adapts Lo Lhe dynam|c env|ronment
1housands of people,
who are 2-/(on vour pavroll,
who are lnumaLelv parL of each of Lhese chanalna
lnLeresL aroups and nlches,
musL be convlnced Lo carrv
<-3.(#8"#.%#2$#(Lhere for vou
ln a wav LhaL adapts Lo Lhe dynam|c env|ronment
lL's a compennon for |deas
Lnable vour buslness Lo adapt lnLo nlches
Cnlv 1 of 100 wlll be successful - noL a
fallure raLe LhaL vou can wlLhsLand and
remaln ln buslness.
?ou need Lo encouraae LhaL Lo happen
ºouL Lhere" where Lhe cost structures and
speed of bus|ness are +<2$=.-2%A#1.
8e readv Lo reward or acqulre Lhe wlnners.
SuCCLSSluL
AÞI ADAÞ1A1ICN5
8eallzlna LhaL deve|opers are vour channel
8elna recomb|nant and easllv mlxed
unlocklna vour |egacy data lnLo open AÞls
urlvlna new data lnLo vour svsLem vla open AÞls
Supporuna vour app||canon ecosystem
Whv do vou need Lo auracL developers?
deve|opers
8ecause app||canons are Lhe fasLesL
arowlna and fasLesL chanalna oraanlsms ln
Lhls envlronmenL
and Lhev're bullL bv deve|opers
deve|opers
Unsuccessfu| adaptanons Lo Lhls world are based
on Lhe followlna convenuonal wlsdom
deve|opers
Companles provldlna AÞls Lo access Lhelr buslness
are Lhe supp|y
deve|opers
uevelopers who bulld aaalnsL Lhose AÞls
are Lhe demand
1hls ls #8&$/'<(>.-25D
deve|opers
Companles provldlna AÞls are Lhe demand
deve|opers
Companles provldlna AÞls are Lhe demand
1hev demand developers' auenuon and adopnon
deve|opers
uevelopers bulldlna wlLh AÞls are Lhe supp|y
deve|opers
uevelopers bulldlna wlLh AÞls are Lhe supp|y
1hev supplv lnnovauon and adaptanon
deve|opers
uevelopers now slL beLween vou and vour customers
1hev are llke Lhe reLall sLore ln Lhe va|ue cha|n
deve|opers
SuCCLSSluL
AÞI ADAÞ1A1ICN5
1wo ru|es for markenng your AÞI to deve|opers
1. uon'L assume LhaL developers are clamorlna for vour AÞl.
2. uon'L assume LhaL developers wlll wanL Lo use vour AÞl alone.
recomb|nant
8e robusL so LhaL vour AÞl ls recomb|nant
recomb|nant
Mlke uebnar
vÞ 8eLall, 8lockbusLer
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This is all about the customers.
To the customer it shouldn’t feel like a disjointed experience.
It's like a bank : !ATM , teller, website, iPhone app.
This is the price of admission. this is the level of fidelity we
need with the customer.
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8ules for robusLness
recomb|nant
8LS1 ñrsL, evervLhlna else second
noLhlna welrd: sLralahL xML, sLralahL !SCn
keep responses small
keep calls aranular
no cusLom securlLv schemes: use CAuLh
uon'L make Lhe developer deal wlLh ÞCl-compllance
Sample code wlns everv ume
?ou'll aeL lL wrona Lhe ñrsL ume - so llsLen well
recomb|nant
8e remlxable so LhaL vour AÞl ls recomb|nant
recomb|nant
8ules for mlsclblllLv
recomb|nant
Cbserve vour ad[acencles
uon'L break soclal slan-ons
lf locauon mauers Lhen maLch Cooale Maps
uon'L requlre sesslon manaaemenL
Þrovlde sample code for expecLed remlxes
8eward creauvlLv Lhrouah promouon
recomb|nant
SuCCLSSluL
AÞI ADAÞ1A1ICN5
unlocklna vour |egacy data lnLo open AÞls
|egacy data
Cpen AÞls for vour leaacv daLa means lnnovauon
can happen out there
|egacy data
E.-13$/(;&/&'-5+(LhaL lnLearaLe wlLh vour backend
;3+/-)#.(E.#,#.#2$#+ based on vour lnLeracuons(
F%+/-.%$&'(E3.$=&+#+ Lhrouah vour exlsuna slLes(
G-5%+4$+(H2,-.)&4-2(abouL vour supplv chaln(
!#&+-2&'%/< on purchases of aoods and servlces
G-$&4-2 of hlsLorlcal purchases
I+#.(:#$-))#21&4-2+ of aood and servlces
!#.9%$#(E.-9%1#.+(LhaL vou have LransacLed wlLh(
|egacy data
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SuCCLSSluL
AÞI ADAÞ1A1ICN5
urlvlna new data lnLo vour svsLem vla open AÞls
new data
Data ls Lhe new buslness model
Lach new user makes Lhe servlce beuer
use Lhe ta|| Lo feed Lhe head
new data
Game5py Cpen
Cne s|ng|e AÞI for Lhe head and Lhe Lall
1all pollcv: llmlLed access for free
Pead pollcv: unllmlLed access for fee
new data
SuCCLSSluL
AÞI ADAÞ1A1ICN5
Pelplna vour hnches succeed
Pelp vour app||canon ecosystem succeed
An app ls onlv as sLrona as lLs weakesL AÞl call
app||canon ecosystem
?our AÞl ls a product llke anv oLher producL
ueslan for sca|e of buslness processes
1here ls a huae aap beLween a feature and a
bus|ness
!ohn Musser
lounder, Þroarammable Web
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Þroarammable Web
lL ls noL [usL abouL se|||ng |n
lL ls abouL se|||ng through.
app||canon ecosystem
lred Wllson
unlon Square venLures
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ln
CLC5ING
!ohn Musser
lounder, Þroarammable Web
1nANk ¥CU
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sram[l«sonoasvsLems.com

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