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Boundaryless Conversations Podcast is an ongoing exploration of the future of Platforms & Ecosystems. Here we explore new perspectives about how we organise at scale in a rapidly changing world.

Boundaryless Conversations Podcast is an ongoing exploration of the future of Platforms & Ecosystems. Here we explore new perspectives about how we organise at scale in a rapidly changing world.


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Boundaryless Conversations Podcast is an ongoing exploration of the future of Platforms & Ecosystems. Here we explore new perspectives about how we organise at scale in a rapidly changing world.




S2 Ep. 21 Tim O’Reilly – How Software is Infusing the World and What it Means

If you’ve heard any of the terms “open source software”, “web 2.0”, or “government as a platform”, you’ll be familiar with today’s guest – Tim O’Reilly – who has helped popularise these big ideas. Tim is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, the company that has been providing the picks and shovels of learning to the Silicon Valley gold rush for the past 35 years. The company's online learning and knowledge-on-demand platform at is used by thousands of enterprises...


S2 Ep. 20 Matthew Skelton – On the Convergence between Software and Organizations

It’s undeniable that the role of software in any modern organisation is essential – untangling software from the organization is almost impossible today. With new solutions emerging as part of the low-code or no-code movement, what’s the best way to organise around software effectively? Why is it so important to remove hand-offs between teams and to ensure that self-directed teams can be enabled by platforms? What are the overlaps between the world of DevOps and the work we’re doing at...


S2 Ep. 19 Nathan Schneider – From Platform Coops to Exit to Community

We explore how entrepreneurship within cooperative movements help to drive community ownership in the online economy. We’re excited to be joined by Nathan Schneider, a professor of media studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, who we know from the early days of the platform coop movement, when he participated in the first ever Ouishare Fest in 2013. The very fact that Ouishare Fest brought Nathan together with Trebor Schultz for the first time is telling of what a powerful space...


S2 Ep.18 B. Peters, R. Solomon, S. Kellert: Software and Protocols for a new way of Organizing

In our research at Boundaryless on the concept of the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Enabling Organisation, aka EEEO or 3EO, we’ve been wondering if a common approach to organizational development is emerging from the success stories of several pioneers, such as Haier Group, Amazon, Buurtzorg and others. In this conversation, Simone is joined by several guests who have experience to share in this field. The first one is Bryan Peters, co-founder at - an app that helps teams visualize and...


S2 Ep. 17 Gregory Landua – Platform for Ecological Regeneration

Today we’re joined by co-founder and co-Chief Regeneration Officer of Regen Network, Gregory Landua. Regen Network is a land ecological commons management platform and the backbone for a new approach to ecosystem service markets based on verified ecological state. Their community of actors engage with ecological regeneration, ecological monitoring, verification, distributed computing and technology development, centered around Regen Ledger. Network members track specific changes of land,...


S2 Ep.16 Jabe Bloom – Platforming inside and between organizations: differentiation, scale, and scope

Today’s guest is Jabe Bloom, in conversation with Simone and Emanuele Quintarelli, Boundaryless’ EEEO Micro Enterprise Lead. With Jabe, we look into how, increasingly in an age of technologically powered organizations, thriving means the ability to enable “the three economies” of differentiation, scale and scope at the same time. The key question is: what’s the role of platforms and ecosystems in this shift? During the chat we explore topics such as managing organizational commons,...


S2 Ep. 15 Archna Haylock and Steve Helvie – Open Ecosystem Strategies: Catalyzing Change in Industries

Creating Ecosystems around open source standards and the Commons is a challenging task that has been taken strategically by many of the dominating brands of our times - such as Google with Android. For this reason, we wanted to feature one iconic project on the podcast that we often use as a yardstick when debating opportunities to develop truly open ecosystem strategies: the Open Compute Project Foundation, initiated by Facebook in 2011. Details on what OCP is and does will be shared...


S2 Ep. 14 Bill Baue and Ralph Thurm – Bottom-Up and Top-Down Transformation

Today we explore an initiative that looks into transformation and the micro-macro dynamics of organizing from a thresholds and allocations perspective. We’re joined by Bill Baue, Senior Director at r3.0, and Ralph Thurm, Co-Founder & Managing Director at r3.0 – a not-for-profit platform which promotes Redesign for Resilience and Regeneration. Founded in 2012, r3.0 connects a global community of “Positive Mavericks” around its “work ecosystem” that focuses on transcending incrementalism to...


S2 Ep. 13 Nora Bateson – Trans-contextual Organizing: Shifting Perceptions

Today’s guest, Nora Bateson, is a unique thinker that as a company we’ve been following for a while now. From invisible assumptions, to entanglement and trans-contextual organising, this conversation explores what organizing in complexity truly means for organisations and the relationships taking place within and between them. Nora Bateson is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, facilitator and educator, as well as President of the International Bateson Institute based in Sweden. Her work...


S2 Ep. 12 Aaron Dignan – Leadership and Legitimacy through Consent and Coherence

We often view leadership as such an individual role, but does it have to be? Today’s guest, Aaron Dignan, shares a radically different approach to leadership as something that needs to be more coherent and inclusive with everyone involved. Through the power of consent and purpose, organizations can drive real systemic change. Aaron Dignan is the founder of The Ready, a global organizational transformation and coaching practice, where he helps both large and small companies adopt new forms...


S2 Ep. 11 Simon Wardley – Mapping, Doctrine, and Culture in the Future of Organizing

Wardley Mapping is a method used to help generate a shared understanding of strategic landscapes and their evolution. From all levels – individual businesses, industries, to Nation States and even culture – it can be applied to pretty much anything. And as our adopters know well, Wardley maps are a key feature of platform strategy design. And the person who invented these maps is joining us on the podcast today: Simon Wardley. Simon Wardley is a former CEO and advisory board member of...


S2 Ep. 10 Rita McGrath – Control and Coherence in the New Strategy Playbook

Today we’re joined by a true legend in the space of strategy, innovation and management: Rita Gunther McGrath. Rita is widely recognized as a premier expert on leading innovation and growth during times of uncertainty. She is a best-selling author, speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita has received the number one achievement award for strategy from the prestigious Thinkers50 and has been consistently named one of the world’s Top 10 management thinkers in its...


S2 Ep. 9 Laëtitia Vitaud and Albert Cañigueral – The Present (Future) of Work: Beyond Platforms

Today we have a fabulous duo of Future of Work experts with us, Albert Canigueral and Laetitia Vitaud. We chat about some of the key evolutions in this space, and how platforms contribute to crystalize trends in the continued unbundling of jobs. Albert Canigueral is Ouishare Connector for Spain and Latin America. In 2011 he founded the blog Consumo Colaborativo, becoming a reference in the platform economy in the Spanish-speaking world. He recently published the book ‘El trabajo ya no es...


S2 Ep. 8 Adrien Nussenbaum – Becoming Anything you want in the Platform Value Chain

In this episode we are speaking Adrien Nussenbaum, co-founder and U.S. CEO of Mirakl, a global leader in online marketplace solutions. Since graduating from HEC in Paris in 2001, Adrien's career has been focused on innovation, entrepreneurship and disruption. His background in corporate finance and management consulting has allowed him to support top Fortune 1000 companies in their strategic growth and transformation initiatives, including creating and leading FNAC's marketplace from 2008 to...


S2 Ep. 7 Robyn Scott – Enabling an Ecosystem of Civil Servants in the Age of Platforms

Today we’re talking to Robyn Scott, co-founder and CEO of Apolitical, a global learning network for public servants. The Apolitical Academy, Apolitical’s non-profit arm, helps young and traditionally excluded people run for political office. Previously, Robyn co-founded OneLeap, an executive education company, and two southern African non-profits teaching coding and entrepreneurial skills to vulnerable youth, women, and prisoners. She has written a critically acclaimed memoir about...


S2 Ep. 6 Juho Makkonen – Democratizing the Platform Economy through Marketplace as a Service

Today we have the great pleasure of speaking to Juho Makkonen, CEO and co-founder of Sharetribe – and a common friend from the heydays of the onset of the sharing economy. Sharetribe builds software that helps entrepreneurs and organizations create their own online marketplace platforms. Today their software powers more than 1,000 marketplaces in 70 countries around the world. Juho is also co-author of The Lean Marketplace, a practical guide for building a successful marketplace business...


S2 Ep. 5 Dave Snowden – Building Scalable Organizations that can Deal with Uncertainty

Today we’re talking to Professor Dave Snowden, the founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Cognitive Edge and Director of the Cynefin Centre Wales. His internationally acclaimed work covers government and industry, and looks at the complex issues of strategy, organisational development and decision making. He has pioneered a science-based approach to organizations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience, and complex adaptive systems theory. He is a popular and passionate keynote speaker on a...


S2 Ep. 4 B. Joseph Pine II – Experience Platforms: Staging Experiences through an Ecosystem

In this episode, we have the pleasure of speaking to Joe Pine, an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and management advisor. Joe has addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, the original TED conference in California, and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He's a Lecturer in Columbia University's Technology Management Program, and has co-founded Strategic Horizons LLP to help businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. As a...


S2 Ep. 3 Peter C. Evans – Platform Talent: Jobs & Skills for the Age of Networks

In this episode, we speak to Dr Peter C. Evans, Managing Partner at the Platform Strategy Institute and co-founder of the advisory firm Enterprise Sound Strategy. Peter holds a PhD from MIT and is co-chair of the MIT Platform Strategy Summit. He has over 20 years of experience leading teams in identifying, assessing, and communicating high-priority marketplace trends and disruptions to shape effective business strategy, innovation and investment. He has specialized in helping companies...


S2 Ep. 2 Alicia Hennig - Embeddedness: Exploring the Roots of the Eastern idea of Organizing

In this episode we have the pleasure of introducing a very interesting academic voice, Alicia Hennig, Associate Professor of Business Ethics. Her research focuses on Chinese philosophy and its application in organisations in the context of values, ethics and innovation. Working with Chinese as well as foreign companies in China, she continues to promote a better understanding of Chinese culture and thinking. This conversation with Alicia was very crucial to explore the embracing of...