Contents | Chapter 1
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- Is Yours An Event-Driven Company?
- Your Company Needs to Change, but How?
- Becoming Event-Driven: The Ultimate IT Upgrade
- Your Dreams for Your Business
- Some Advice about Becoming Event-Driven
The event-driven company does not form alliances. It eschews the cozy comforts of the keiretsu, with its interlocking relationships, because a kieretsu is a closed environment. Value thrives best in open systems. The event-driven company is part of an information-intensive cellular structure, the virtual, integrated, real-time supply web. Its relationships with suppliers and partner/allies change quickly, and unapologetically, when convenient. (And the company is prepared for the same treatment in return; in fact, it welcomes the same treatment as a way to prove its continuing value.)
Team players are OK. But the event-driven company prefers to hire - and tolerate the quirks of - "star" employees, who are often prima donnas. Star employees are quick to purse emerging trends and take the risks that bring the highest rewards.
There's no need to watch the competition if you're spending enough time watching and learning from your customers. The competition can be a fatal distraction…Perfectly profitable companies went down the tubes trying to best competitors that didn't have to be defeated.