Central to the book's benefits is its description and road map for the most important organizational skill flat-enterprise leaders and companies will need: the ability to orchestrate a loosely-linked network of organizations operating fluidly at the edge of chaos.
You will discover how to balance centralized control with local empowerment, specialization with integration, stability with renewal, and firm-centric and network-centric views of your business. Learn to compete "network vs. network", create "big-small" companies that combine scale and agility, and sell direct to the source by bridging marketing with operations.
Finally, learn how to respond to flat enterprise's core challenges, including supply chain disruption, nation-state politics, and other "bumps" in this not-quite-100-percent flat world.
This book covers a firm grasp of the obvious. The last few chapters improve. But, if you have read Thomas Friedman's book, don't bother with this one.
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Boring, common places......avoid it
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