Summary of The Spider's Strategy

Creating Networks to Avert Crisis, Create Change, and Really Get Ahead

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The Spider's Strategy book summary
Your firm networks with many partners, but is your spiderweb strong? Are you prepared if disaster takes out a partner?

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Dr. Amit S. Mukherjee, a brilliant corporate strategist, outlines why the networked structures that large firms rely upon can also create significant hazards for them if breakdowns occur. Given today’s interconnectivity, companies that cannot quickly adapt to their partners’ emergencies may themselves suffer catastrophic losses. Mukherjee details the four primary capabilities that networked businesses must possess and explains how to achieve them. getAbstract advises that senior and middle managers will profit from this thoughtful book and its instructive case histories.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why networked firms must become adaptable
  • What primary capabilities distinguish adaptable firms
  • How to make your company adaptable
 

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Adaptability: “The Fire That Changed an Industry”
In March 2000, a lightning-sparked fire damaged millions of mobile-phone chips at Royal Philips Electronics manufacturing plant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Archrivals Nokia and Ericsson were Philips’ two major customers for these chips. ...
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About the Author

Amit S. Mukherjee, Ph.D., founded an executive-education and consulting firm. Previously, he was a faculty member at INSEAD and at Georgetown University.


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