Summary of Exponential Organizations

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Authors Salim Ismail and Yuri van Geest – part of the future-oriented Singularity University – along with technology writer Michael S. Malone, describe an imminent organizational transformation. They consolidate changes, ideas and soon-to-come technologies they’ve used, seen and heard about into a how-to manual for changing the business world. Command-and-control, hierarchy-heavy enterprises will not endure. Every company is or will evolve into an information-based entity, in which costs fall to nearly zero, abundance replaces scarcity and only “Exponential Organizations” (ExOs) survive. Dinosaur firms must change rapidly or face extinction. The authors are perhaps a bit too evangelical in their fervor, but getAbstract recommends their extraordinary vision to executives, entrepreneurs and investors.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How fast-moving, low-cost companies are taking advantage of information to rapidly dominate the economy;
  • How established firms should respond; and
  • How you can build your own “Exponential Organization.”

About the Authors

Salim Ismail is the founder and executive director at Singularity University, where Yuri van Geest is managing director. Michael S. Malone is an award-winning technology journalist.



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