Darwin’s Finches, 20th Century Business, and APIs: Evolve Your Business Model

This is a really good talk about APIs and their place as a real business model. It’s a little long but has a lot of great point and examples for both the very geeky and the very business minded individuals.
I’ve often had discussion around the open API approach vs Open Source approach and if open API’s might not be a good substitution for a business who, for whatever reason, don’t want to go Open Source with their model.
Sam Ramji does a great job of outlining exactly how you should think of yourself in an API world as a business. He touches on how to iterate the growth of an API model and listen to the users of it.
Great talk in general, if this type of stuff interest you please give it a watch. It’s about 45 minutes long. He also made the slides and content available through Creative Commons.


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