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Clockspeed: Winning Industry Control In The Age Of Temporary Advantage
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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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
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
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