Old Management Systems Stifle New Business Models

Harvard Business Review

Despite the inevitability of this “smart” future, today only a small portion of businesses regularly merge data and physical products. We’ll also offer some examples of how digitally native businesses have addressed these challenges. What’s important is that your management team is aware of these issues and can use that understanding to develop a solution that fits your business and allows you to deliver the most value to your customers.

If America Is a Land of Abundance, Why Are We So Divided?

Harvard Business Review

All these ideas embody "us vs. them" thinking, which is quite prevalent, albeit more subtle, in business: There are those that decide strategy, and those that execute the strategy. These common examples all embody the us/them architecture--but the divisive framework is so embedded in modern business models that it's difficult to discern. For example, IBM's co-created product lines account for approximately 20% of its revenue and many of its innovations.