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Unformatted text preview: Tom Peters How New Business Works: Rules for Re-invention 01.07.2003 If you dont like change, youre going to like irrelevance even less. General Eric Shinseki, Chief of Staff, U. S. Army Sequenom/David Ewing Duncan/ Wired 11.02 Sequenom has industrialized the SNP [single nucleotide polymorphisms] identification process. This, Im told, is the first time a healthy human has ever been screened for the full gamut of genetic-disease markers. On the horizon: multi-disease gene kits, available at Wal*Mart, as easy to use as home-pregnancy tests. You cant look at humanity separate from machines; were so intertwined were almost the same species, and the difference is getting smaller. There will be more confusion in the business world in the next decade than in any decade in history. And the current pace of change will only accelerate. Steve Case IT MAY SOMEDAY BE SAID THAT THE 21 ST CENTURY BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. Al-Qaeda represents a new and profoundly dangerous kind of organizationone that might be called a virtual state. On September 11 a virtual state proved that modern societies are vulnerable as never before. Time /09.09.2002 The deadliest strength of Americas new adversaries is their very fluidity, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld believes. Terrorist networks, unburdened by fixed borders, headquarters or conventional forces, are free to study the way this nation responds to threats and adapt themselves to prepare for what Mr. Rumsfeld is certain will be another attack. Business as usual wont do it, he said. His answer is to develop swifter, more lethal ways to fight. Big institutions arent swift on their feet in adapting but rather ponderous and clumsy and slow. The New York Times /09.04.2002 From : Weapon v. Weapon To : Org structure v. Org structure Our military structure today is essentially one developed and designed by Napoleon. Admiral Bill Owens, former Vice Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff The organizations we created have become tyrants. They have taken control, holding us fettered, creating barriers that hinder rather than help our businesses. The lines that we drew on our neat organizational diagrams have turned into walls that no one can scale or penetrate or even peer over. Frank Lekanne Deprez & Ren Tissen, Zero Space: Moving Beyond Organizational Limits. In an era when terrorists use satellite phones and encrypted email, US gatekeepers stand armed against them with pencils and paperwork, and archaic computer systems that dont talk to each other. Boston Globe (09.30.2001) Dawn Meyerreicks, CTO of the Defense Intelligence Systems Agency, made one of the most fateful military calls of the 21 st century. After 9/11 her office quickly leased all the available transponders covering Central Asia. The implications should change everything about U.S. military thinking in the implications should change everything about U....
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