Summary of Dot Vertigo

Doing Business in a Permeable World

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Dot Vertigo book summary
Bad news: Any IT investments you made before 1995 are now obsolete.

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Bad news for corporate executives: Any IT investments you made before 1995 are now obsolete. That’s the message from Richard Nolan, who advises companies to forget about updating their legacy systems and begin anew from scratch. Why is such a dramatic gesture required? Because technology advances over the past decade have totally revamped the competitive landscape, making speed and flexibility the business imperatives of the 21st century. Sure, there are echoes of ’90s Net hysteria here, but getAbstract.com strongly recommends this book as a warning that, just because the bubble has burst, decision makers cannot afford to neglect their IT systems.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How network technology has changed the landscape for global business
  • How companies can use information technology to adapt to the modern marketplace
  • How to structure your own company to build the speed and flexibility needed to compete today
 

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The Permeable Organization
When the rug is being pulled out from under you, when all your reference points are gone, when you can’t find your balance and seem to be spiraling out of control - that’s vertigo. It’s deadly for pilots and, in the form of dot vertigo, it’s equally catastrophic...
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About the Author

Richard Nolan , a widely respected information age theoretician, is a professor at the Harvard Business School. He is an active researcher and an advisor to such companies as Cisco Systems and Charles Schwab.


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