8    Multiplying your impact through ecosystem partnerships

Beyond developing leadership behaviors, beyond transformative hiring practices, beyond even the DNA of whole organizations, the greatest opportunity for change exists in business ecosystems. In fact, all these other aspects of future first leadership build up to the possibilities that exist beyond single leaders and companies. In this opening, businesses can both cooperate and compete, accelerating, multiplying, and scaling innovation. In short, business ecosystems are where the action happens now.

In a sense, the growing relevance of ecosystems has nothing to do with future first goals. Globalized companies have been more compelled to evolve away from operating as self-contained ...

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