Vivek Ranadive’s book says technology has changed the way business is conducted. Having seemingly stated the obvious, though, he tells you what this means. This technology has spawned "the event-driven revolution," a transforming shift in how corporations act. The book begins with the early transformation of the financial services industry to an event-driven business. It goes on to discuss enterprise business applications, and then the Internet. Throughout, the author addresses the differences between contemporary and event-driven business models, with great emphasis on the event-driven model. This book is densely written, yet surprisingly easy to read. Ranadive provides a good background for students and Internet entrepreneurs (all those who think the event-driven business world started with Jim Clark and Netscape are in for a shock). getAbstract recommends this book to leaders thinking of shifting to an event-driven business mode. You’ll also like it if you want enough background to join the conversation about how event-driven organizations function.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why event-driven companies are fiercely entrepreneurial;
- How to shift to an event-driven business mode; and
- How to capitalize on Internet opportunities.
About the Author
Vivek Ranadive is a pioneer of real-time software technologies that were first used to digitize Wall Street in the early 1980s. He is the founder and CEO of TIBCO Software Inc. (Palo Alto, CA), whose real-time software is used by hundreds of leading companies, including Cisco Systems, Goldman Sachs, NASDAQ, Philips and Yahoo!