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“Using an ingenious combination of visual imagination and hard logic, Pine and Korn explore and map eight new largely undiscovered digital realms, ripe for development. They take us on a mesmerizing journey to new fields where tomorrow’s dreams will prosper. Infinite Possibility will be to digital experience design what Columbus’s voyage was to the New World. Buy this book: it is your field guide to the future of digital imagination.”
—Bob Rogers, founder, BRC Imagination Arts
“This book will inspire out-of-the-box thinking for anyone looking to do it differently or better. Infinite Possibility is a must-read and a great vision for technology intersecting with our five senses to create experiences consumers will want.”
—Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Electronics Association
“If you think your company doesn’t need to worry about Virtuality, think again. You should be very worried. Pine and Korn take you on an amazing journey from Reality to Virtuality and stop at all the best corners along the way. Infinite Possibility provides an extremely robust framework to help you grasp the concepts and gives practical guidance on how any organization can make it happen right now.”
—Chris Parker, Senior Vice President and CIO, LeasePlan Corporation
“I have always been amazed by how Joe Pine thinks. Here, with coauthor Kim Korn, he provides an entirely new lens to view—and experience—the world, guiding us beyond Reality to realms of infinite possibility.”
—Sonia Rhodes, Vice President, Customer Strategy, Sharp HealthCare
“The Experience Economy helped us construct our business model to create value with our virtual offerings. Now, Infinite Possibility provides a great tool to help us discover new areas to explore as Virtuality increasingly permeates Reality. Fulfilling our purpose ‘To create virtual worlds more meaningful than real life’ feels much less of a stretch than it did before!”
—Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO, CCP (developer of EVE Online)
“Pine and Korn have brilliantly and cohesively mapped out the realms of the real and the virtual in a way that is both insightful and intuitive. This new multidimensional way of looking at the world and locating business opportunities will determine who will best seize the infinite possibility that still exists at the fringes of the real and the virtual.”
—Risto Nieminen, President and CEO, Veikkaus Oy (Finnish National Lottery)
B. JOSEPH PINE II is an author, speaker, and management advisor to Fortune 500 companies and start-ups alike. He is co-founder of Strategic Horizons LLP, a thinking studio dedicated to helping businesses conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. Mr. Pine is co-author, with his partner James H. Gilmore, of the book The Experience Economy: Work Is Theatre & Every Business a Stage, published by Harvard Business School Press. Mr. Pine also wrote the award-winning book Mass Customization: The New Frontier in Business Competition (Boston: Harvard Business School Press).
KIM C. KORN helps companies unlock their potential to create advantage – and to recreate advantage again and again. As a management practitioner, Kim has been responsible for invention, innovation, strategy, operations, reengineering, information systems, product development, and business creation in his roles at Arthur Andersen (now Accenture) and Andersen Windows. He brings his consulting expertise, experience at guiding major change initiatives, and his practitioner eye to Infinite Possibility, leading development of the chapters on how to apply the core framework in actual business situations. Applying his skills and experience to the challenge of companies thriving indefinitely, Kim, in collaboration with Joe, is lead author on the forthcoming book, Regenerating Management: Applying the Laws of Management to Create Persistent Advantage. This book guides companies in adopting the regenerative way of management, producing their own unique management prescription, and becoming capable of achieving persistent advantage.
Read "Infinite Possibility", then re-invent your offerings to explore and exploit the amazing new world of the virtual.
The remainder of the book focuses on how an innovative (and fairly complex) multiverse model can help business modelers leverage experience design techniques.
Yes, this book is about "to boldly go where no man has gone before" or to quote Buzz Lightyear; "to infinity and beyond!"
I thoroughly enjoyed this book as it builds so well on ideas that have a history in the author's other works but also a relevance to thoughts that have occurred to too few people... Read morePublished on September 29, 2012 by Paul Houghton
Pine and Korn create and explain a framework in this book that really does help one to manage the infinite possibilities in digitally enhanced customer experiences. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by Paul N.
Pine and Korn have really moved the ball forward with this one. The model adds much-needed depth to the concept of virtual and real. Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by Edward Castronova
This book is just so much theory written by a couple academics/consultants who have never really built and operated a successful website. I have. Read morePublished on December 5, 2011 by T. Zehrer
Digital methods and practices open whole new worlds of value that can be created for customers. Bestselling author Joe Pine and co-author Kim Korn provide a compelling framework... Read morePublished on August 16, 2011 by KevinC