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Good wake-up call...,
This review is from: Open Innovation: The New Imperative for Creating And Profiting from Technology (Paperback)
This book came across as a good wake-up call for those business and technology leaders that are still romantically involved with the notion that fundamental research and ownership of the results remains as the way to establish a competitive advantage. The book reminded me of Covey's much earlier description of the journey to effectiveness through the desirable transition from independence to interdependence. It seems, though, that the proverbial pendulum has now swung to the other extreme. In other words, for years the technology function led business development and now business leaders are strongly encouraged to lead technology development. The answer for a sustainable advantage likely lies somewhere in between - through strong collaboration of both functions.