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Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control In The Age Of Temporary Advantage

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In business today, all advantage is temporary. In order to survive-let alone thrive-companies must be able to anticipate and adapt to change, or face rapid, brutal extinction. In Clockspeed, Charles Fine draws on a decade’s worth of research at M.I.T.’s Sloan School of Management to introduce a new vocabulary for understanding the forces of competition and making strategic ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 21st 1999 by Basic Books (first published September 22nd 1998)
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Saravana Sastha Kumar
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Had been long pending in to-read list. The author makes a convincing argument on the parallels of evolution to the fast-paced progress in product technology, process technology and organisation purpose. While the examples are from the turn of the millennium and has no anticipation of the tectonic shift digital era can bring to organisations, it is still a fantastic read particularly the double-helix concept and the classification of organisation based on clockspeed. Would be interesting to see i ...more
Spence Byer
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Enjoyed the first third of this book about competitive dynamics and life cycles within products and industry. The last 2/3 is a highly in depth supply chain analysis, much of which seemed highly repetitive. The last chapter and epilogue were solid.
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Adam Smith
Sep 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Very informative. The first half read very conceptual and I enjoyed that a lot. However, the second half (as could be expected) became much more applied theory and it just didn't interest me. If I happened to be a CEO or some other high end decision maker in my company, I may have felt differently. But as the case is, it just didn't have a lot in it that I cared about. Overall, it was still good. ...more
Michael Ingram
Jan 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great read on supply chains and changes in the markets.
Jose Espín
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A comprehensive analysis of how an integral strategy for product, process and supply chain concurrent design can set a Company in the right course for value creación.
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really interesting, easy read on business dynamics and interdependencies that can be translated between industries
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Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Very inspirational book about competition based on supply chains. Worth reading.
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