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the future

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The ideas in this book will, in all probability, become more relevant in the foreseeable future because of the change swirling around us. Not only is the world hitting us with new opportunities and hazards, but it is doing so in many arenas at an accelerating rate. Intensity of competition, technological breakthroughs, continuing globalization, and the increasing need for innovation all feed this rate acceleration. The specifics will vary from industry to industry, across different levels of government, and in different countries. But the implications are always the same. Those who feel content with the status quo—feel being the key word, and not what they necessarily say— put themselves in a more and more dangerous ...

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