"As a practitioner working with global supply chains, I find this book captures the essence of our efforts to orchestrate loosely coupled networks on a global basis. This book is a must-read for all executives seeking to improve the performance of their global supply chain."
Victor Fung, Group Chairman, Li & Fung
"Intensifying competition in global markets calls for an effective business strategy. This book introduces fascinating views on how to renew strategic thinking with valuable insights on how to spur innovation and talent development."
Pekka Ala-Pietilä, President, Nokia Corporation
"The two great theorists of information technology, John Hagel and John Seely Brown, show the importance of talent development, specialization, connectivity, and coordination. This indispensable book is an absolutely fascinating guide for business leaders."
Walter Isaacson, President, the Aspen Institute and author, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
"The authors brilliantly challenge conventional thinking with a penetrating analysis of the forces shaping the current business environment. This book is both intellectually powerful and downright practical, with straightforward questions and guidelines for business success in the global economy. It will force more than a few executives to rethink their strategies."
Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International
"In a rapidly evolving global capitalist system, this book is the shortest path to survival and success it is a bible for the new connected age. It is an absorbing narrative, an acute assessment of the environment, and a must-read for everyone."
Vinod Khosla, General Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
"The authors document the impact of globalization and provide a roadmap for competitive success through continual cultivation of distinctive capabilities. Their compelling message is relevant for those developing strategies for institutional survival in the private and the public sectors."
William H. Janeway, Vice Chairman, Warburg Pincus LLC
"Hagel and Brown brilliantly articulate the stages of evolution for organizations and construct a framework for creating sustainable value through accelerated capability building. This book offers a valuable guide for organizations seeking answers for operating effectively in a borderless world."
K. V. Kamath, Managing Director and CEO, ICICI Bank
In a globalized world, boundaries are points of connections as well as separation.
Hagel and Brown have written an amazing book - it is hard to capture its full richness because it covers so many themes in interesting and thought-provoking ways.
Granted, this book is written for business applications, and the military doesn't fit particulary well into the traditional understanding of business.
I have the privilege and challenge of working "middle management" in a military organization. Granted, this book is written for business applications, and the military doesn't fit... Read morePublished on September 12, 2010 by Jay Kelly
This book caught my eye in an airport bookstore because I know the authors, and I was compelled to buy it when I read the teaser question in the book's jacket asking "are you... Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by Michael Tiemann
Around 1990, business reached one of those tipping points that change everything: You could now add knowledge, expertise, and capability better and more cheaply by involving those... Read morePublished on October 18, 2007 by Donald Mitchell
I recently heard John Hagel present on this book. In the book John and his co-author John Seely Brown discuss how recent changes in the world will force, indeed are forcing,... Read morePublished on November 30, 2006 by James Taylor
John Hagel is a Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Company. For two decades, John Seely Brown was Executive Director of the legendary Palo Alto Research Center. Read morePublished on February 19, 2006 by Laurence J. Stybel
The book is extremely poorly written. Very difficult to read. The ideas are not new. Don't buy it.Published on January 21, 2006 by hedge fund king
Not being a specialist in business strategy I thought there was a lot of great material with excellent insights and analysis in this book, but I would have liked to see more... Read morePublished on November 13, 2005 by Rusty Scupper
This book is a must read, because the thoughts and ideas are provocative. The target audience, I believe, is the strategic decision maker for the enterprise. Read morePublished on August 1, 2005 by Kal
Lately there has been a real absence of new ideas for business and this book seeks to fill the void. Read morePublished on July 15, 2005 by Mark P. McDonald