Stan Davis Christopher Meyer
- Title: Blur: The Speed Of Change In The Connected Economy
- Author: Stan Davis Christopher Meyer
- ISBN: 9780201339871
- Page: 443
- Format: Hardcover
Speed Intangibles Connectivity As these three forces converge, every dimension of business behavior is being challenged to its core If you think that business can be sustained by the old rules of mass production, segmented pricing, and stale organizations, you ll need to think again.Welcome to the new economy a world where the rate of change is so fast it s only a blurSpeed Intangibles Connectivity As these three forces converge, every dimension of business behavior is being challenged to its core If you think that business can be sustained by the old rules of mass production, segmented pricing, and stale organizations, you ll need to think again.Welcome to the new economy a world where the rate of change is so fast it s only a blur, where the clear lines distinguishing buyer from seller, product from service, employee from entrepreneur are disappearing To profit from these revolutionary patterns of business, you need a dynamic guide to the new economy You need BLUR.In this groundbreaking book, Stan Davis and Chris Meyer deliver than a guided tour to these momentous shifts They offer readers a working model to illustrate and benefit from the new rules of the connected economy, where advantage is temporary and nothing is fixed in time or space Showcasing the practices of dozens of enterprises exploring the new frontiers of business from to DreamWorks SKG to MBNA America Davis and Meyer build a new frame work for delivering and capturing value, evaluating success, developing strategy, and managing organizations in an economic world no longer determined by static measures of supply and demand BLUR provides a lens for bringing the emerging economic landscape into focus a world in which change is constant knowledge and imagination are valuable than physical capital products and services are blended as offers transactions give way to exchanges and physical markets take on the characteristics of financial markets This world rewards those who buck convention, like MCI, which has reorganized every six months to release creativity, or David Bowie, who has sold options on his future earnings as an artist Adaptability is paramount, as companies build permeable networks of business relationships with suppliers, distributors, employees, and even competitors, and individuals become free agents, contracting their services to the highest bidders BLUR challenges you to question every assumption you hold about how business is conducted, and encourages you to experiment at the edges of business BLUR outlines nothing less than a revolution in business and consumer culture Will you watch on the sidelines as the innovators overtake you, or are you ready to start playing by and discovering the rules of BLUR
Recent Comments "Blur: The Speed Of Change In The Connected Economy"
The book had lots of good content. An example, "Blur requires that we construct organizational structures that are designed for adaptability, not efficiency." is relative to my thoughts around Agile structures vs more Lean structures in organizations. The biggest problem is the book feels dated. Perhaps there is a newer, updated version with some more modern samples. It was a quick read that gave value despite being outdated.
This was one of the first books on the concept of a connected economyI cherish my copy now as it was a small run book released by Ernst and Young and it is still a very good book to dip back into. Indeed, it was way ahead of its time and most of its points are only noe becoming very real through the social media / social marketing / semantic web spaces
This book is probably becoming a little dated now (who is this Netscape company again?). Unfortunately for this reason it doesn't have the impact it probably did back around the time of the dot com boom. Many of the concepts and ideas which were probably revolutionary at the time are now widely accepted and some are likewise ridiculed.The book does illustrate how fast technology changes and how rapidly we have evolved in such a short time. In that respect its concept of 'Blur' rings true yet I w [...]
I remember being given a copy of this in 1999 and tucking it into my laptop case for a cross-country flight. Oops, distraction and suddenly it's 2015 and still sitting in the pile. It was probably a needed kick in the pants at the time for anybody mired in "this is how things are done" paradigms and practices - less so for those of us already in the trenches, who would've simply seen a whole bunch of affirmation, interspersed with wild-eyed speculation (really, personal securitization?) and a bi [...]
I was working at Ernst and Young Consulting Services when this book came out. Fresh out of graduate school and a new bird to the global management consulting world, this book helped me understand the "new" changes happening around me. This book provided a great new perspective, one that was needed, in the late nineties.
This w fine book, it might be a little out dated but you will learn the difference between a service, product and an offer and the difference between each , how to compete in a connected economy, I enjoyed reading this book.
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