Vertical vs. Horizontal Models

Jack Schofield of The Guardian has a long quote from me in his column about horizontal and vertical models for technology companies. Here’s the first portion:

“Most of the time, and in the long run, the open platform solution will win. But not always. The successful technology companies are generally those who are not religious about vertical or horizontal approaches, but who appreciate that a platform is more valuable when other companies have appropriate incentives to build and compete on top of it.”

It’s a good piece. Jack puts his finger on some important issues for the future of the tech ecosystem.