What the New Agenda Requires

E-business on demand businesses address competitive Darwinism by focusing on differentiating capabilities. They become far more responsive, allowing them to successfully navigate continuous discontinuities and spend less time and money building inflexible business models based upon inevitably wrong predictions. While these corporations can't escape unrelenting financial pressures, they migrate more of their cost structure to variable models, which can adapt quickly to changes in demand, moving away from committed investments. In addition, they develop resilient operations that can withstand a multitude of unpredictable threats. Successful organizations master these four dimensions—becoming focused, responsive, variable, ...

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