and Brown’s vision of new innovation processes is compelling—and
quite frightening. These disruptive forces will create exciting
growth opportunities for the firms that harness them and
will ruin those that ignore them."
— Clayton Christensen, author,
The Innovator’s Dilemma and The Innovator’s Solution
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a practitioner working with global supply chains, I find
this book captures the essence of our efforts to orchestrate
loosely coupled networks on a global basis. This book is
a must-read for all executives seeking to improve the performance
of their global supply chain."
— Victor Fung,
Group Chairman, Li & Fung
competition in global markets calls for an effective business
strategy. This book introduces fascinating views on how
to renew strategic thinking with valuable insights on how
to spur innovation and talent development."
— Pekka Ala-Pietilä,
President, Nokia Corporation
two great theorists of information technology, John Hagel
and John Seely Brown, show the importance of talent development,
specialization, connectivity, and coordination. This indispensable
book is an absolutely fascinating guide for business leaders."
— Walter Isaacson,
President, the Aspen Institute and author, Benjamin Franklin:
An American Life
authors brilliantly challenge conventional thinking with
a penetrating analysis of the forces shaping the current
business environment. This book is both intellectually powerful
and downright practical, with straightforward questions
and guidelines for business success in the global economy.
It will force more than a few executives to rethink their
— Robert D. Hormats,
Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
a rapidly evolving global capitalist system, this book is
the shortest path to survival and success – it is a bible
for the new connected age. It is an absorbing narrative,
an acute assessment of the environment, and a must-read
— Vinod Khosla, General
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
authors document the impact of globalization and provide
a roadmap for competitive success through continual cultivation
of distinctive capabilities. Their compelling message is
relevant for those developing strategies for institutional
survival in the private and the public sectors."
— William H. Janeway,
Vice Chairman, Warburg Pincus LLC
and Brown brilliantly articulate the stages of evolution
for organizations and construct a framework for creating
sustainable value through accelerated capability building.
This book offers a valuable guide for organizations seeking
answers for operating effectively in a borderless world."
— K. V. Kamath,
Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank
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