Artefact Cafe 1464 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham, B30 2NT


This reading group is free and open to all. This month we’ll be looking at a sector of the economy that’s been in the new a lot lately.

From the publisher:

What unites Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb? Across a wide range of sectors, these firms are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major shift in how capitalist firms operate and how they interact with the rest of the economy: the emergence of ‘platform capitalism’.