What’s the Value of Community? (the Market Says High)

Source: Platform Revolution Published: 2016

Source: Platform Revolution
Published: 2016

What’s the Value of Communities?

Circulated: February 25, 2019

Standard accounting practices might not factor the value of communities into the value of a firm but stock markets do.

Network orchestrators develop platforms in which people and companies create value together: Uber and Airbnb [8.2 market multiplier based on a firm’s market valuation and its price-to-earnings ration].

Technology creators develop and sell forms of intellectual property: Microsoft and Amgen [4.8].

Service providers employ workers who provide services to customers: UnitedHealthcare and Accenture [2.6].

Asset builders develop physical assets that they use to deliver physical goods: Ford and McDonalds [2.0].