aThis is essential reading for anyone seeking to competeaand succeedain the fl at world.a aJohn Hagel, Chairman of Deloitte Center of Innovation aCompeting in a Flat World provides an extraordinary glimpse into a new kind of organizational architecture, one built around the notion of orchestrating resources you donat control and doing so in a way that builds both trust and agility. This architecture may well turn out to be the dominant model of the firm for the 21st century. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to compete in a flat world. Every chapter details new and powerful ideas.a aJohn Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist of Xerox Corporation and coauthor of The Only Sustainable Edge aWe are led by unstoppable economic forces to connect our resources to form smart networks, either wired or unwired. The authors bring forward the notion of anetwork orchestration, a an almost one-size-fits-all strategy for organizations to survive and excel in an ever-flattening world.a aJohn Chen, Sybase Chairman, CEO and President In the aflat world, a everything changesababove all, what it takes to run a winning company. Success is less about what the company can do itself and more about what it can connect to. Find out how itas done, from the company that pioneered aflat worlda success, Li a Fung, which produces more than $8 billion in garments and other goods for the worldas top brands and retailersawithout owning a single factory. Victor and William Fung and Jerry Wind, author of the best-selling The Power of Impossible Thinking, reveal how theyave replaced aold-fashioneda infrastructure and huge employee bases with a fluid, ever-changing network that can design, manufacture, and deliver almost anything, anywhere. The key to success in this world is a set of principles for anetwork orchestration, a described for the first time in this book. They examine how these principles can be applied in manufacturing, services and other industries. They show how to build and orchestrate your own world-class global network. * Compete anetwork vs. networkaaand win! * Create a abig-smalla company that combines scale and agility * Forge loose-tight relationships with suppliers * Balance control with empowerment, stability with renewal * Manage the abumpsa in the flat worldafrom politics to terrorism Visit the authors' website: www.competinginaflatworld.netThis architecture may well turn out to be the dominant model of the firm for the 21st century. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to compete in a flat world.
|Title||:||Competing in a Flat World|
|Author||:||Victor K. Fung, William K. Fung, Yoram (Jerry) R. Wind|
|Publisher||:||Pearson Prentice Hall - 2007-09-12|