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Competing in a Flat World: Building Enterprises for a Borderless World by Yoram Wind, William K. Fung, Victor K. Fung

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12. Practice: A Lever to Move the World

Network orchestration and a broader view of the business can be applied in many different industries and organizations. At the same time, the world is not completely flat, so managers need to balance the thinking and models of the old round world with the opportunities and breakthrough approaches of the flat world.

Archimedes once said that if he had a lever long enough and a place to stand, he could move the whole world. Archimedes had no place to stand, so it remained a theoretical demonstration of a key principle of mechanics. But the flat world provides a platform. With independent streams of information and financial flows, the flat world gives us a place to stand and manage these flows separate ...

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