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Leadership & Strategy In the Age of Business Ecosystems

James Moore

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The Death of Competition

"Competition as most of us have routinely thought of it is dead."

Competing Today Requires Cooperative Market Creation

"Many executives rightly recognize that innovation is the only way to move forward."

Thinking Strategically is Thinking Systemically

"The new paradigm requires thinking in terms of whole systems, that is, seeing your business as part of a wider economic ecosystem and environment."

The End of Industry

"The presumption that there are distinct, immutable businesses within which players scramble for supremacy is a tired idea whose time is past."

Business Ecosystems Replace Industry

"The term 'business ecosystem' circumscribes the microeconomics of intense coevolution coalescing around innovative ideas."

Opportunity Environment

"Most prevailing ideas on strategy today begin with the wrongheaded assumption that competition is bounded by clearly defined industries."

A Change in Thinking

"The conditions and challenges prevalent in the fastest-moving sectors of the global economy are spreading inexorably to all the others."

Business Ecosystems Are Social Systems

"In an age of imagination, the ultimate struggle among companies is for the souls of customers and the hearts of vast communities of suppliers and other associated companies."

The Business Ecosystem: A Diagram

"Business ecosystem. An economic community supported by a foundation of interacting organizations and individuals—the organisms of the business world."

The Economic Model of Business Ecosystems

"There are one or more core capabilities that can become the basis for providing great value to end customers."

Ecosystem Advantage Depends on Architectural Alliances

"The lesson of the business ecosystem is that you must have value, economies of scale, and continuing innovation, and you must invest in an expanding community of allies."

The Ecosystem-based Business Cycle

"As the old powers wait and wonder, vast new fortunes are rising on foundations built by swarms of entrepreneurs jostling to apply the integration of technologies and market creation that brings wealth."

Ecosystem-Centered Approach to Leadership

"Competitive advantage in the new world stems from knowing when and how to build ecosystems, and from being able to steer them to lasting growth and continuous improvement."

Mounting a Multidimensional Campaign for Competitive Advantage

"The old ways of defending your turf just don't work anymore. With metronome regularity, established businesses competing in standard ways will continue to be gnawed at by potent new rivals."

Precursor Products and the Timing of Innovation

"It has become a truism that companies often fail by being 'too early' with particular innovative contributions."

Four Stages of Business Ecosystems

"A central challenge facing business strategists in maturing ecosystems is how to maintain their authority and the uniqueness of their contribution to the community while also encouraging communitywide innovation and coevolution."

An Emerging Business Ecosystem

"In business ecosystems, there is a tremendous premium on inspiration and passion to carry the pioneers through inevitable failures, and on imagination and learning to suggest creative solutions and allow improvement based on analysis and experiment."

Choose Customers That Support Learning

"To be able to effectively pick the brains of customers, you really need a situation that is conducive to learning."

Generate Business Ecosystems in Naturally Bounded Markets

"What are the naturally occurring markets and market boundaries within which we might operate?"

Business Ecosystems Mature Through Diversity

"In business ecosystems, there is also an advantage to diversity of people, organizations, and ideas."

Expanding a Business Ecosystem

"Innovation touches off races between alternative implementations."

Finding Partners Within Business Ecosystems

"In the best cases, the ecosystem becomes so attractive that resources self-identify and seek out the leaders, asking to join up."

The Wal-Mart Business Ecology

"Boundary-making is a form of competitive advantage that requires moves in at least three aspects of the business ecosystem."

A Stable Business Ecosystem

"A striking difference between biological and business ecosystems is that the agitation from late arrivals is far more pronounced in business."

Leadership, Competition and Cooperation Within Business Ecosystems

"From the standpoint of the leaders, or potential leaders, competition within the ecosystem becomes as important as the competition at a higher level."

Ecosystem Stability: Boom Times for the Community; Tighter Margins for Contributors

"Companies retreat into their core competencies as new entrants outdo the leaders in certain functions and market segments."

IBM Loses Leverage to Microsoft-Intel Ecosystem

"Margins had collapsed for innumerable players, including IBM. It had left undeveloped the three major potential sources of bargaining power."

Sustaining an Innovation Trajectory

"A successful trajectory requires intense management focus and dedication of resources."

Mature Business Ecosystems Face Renewal or Death

"Coping well with the threat of obsolescence is the ultimate challenge for a dominant company."

Developing a Survival Strategy for Business Ecosystems

"The true breakthroughs come through investing in the collection of information and the generation of knowledge and insight that sit conceptually above any of the paradigms."


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The Death of Competition
James Moore

Copyright (c) 1996 by James F. Moore.

Biography: James F. Moore is one of the world's foremost advisers on leadership and strategy. His Harvard Business Review article, "Predators and Prey: A New Ecology of Competition," won the prestigious McKinsey Award for best article of 1993. He is the founder and chairman of Geo-Partners Research, Inc., a strategy consulting and investment firm in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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The Balanced Scorecard Translating Strategy into Action | Robert Kaplan, David Norton|1996
Best Practices in Organization Development and Change Culture, Leadership, Retention, Performance, Coaching | Louis Carter, David Giber, Marshall Goldsmith|2001
Beyond Strategic Vision Effective Corporate Action with Hoshin Planning | Michael Cowley, Ellen Domb|1997
The Biology of Business Decoding the Natural Laws of Enterprise | John Henry Clippinger|1999
The Board Member's Guide to Strategic Planning A Practical Approach to Strengthening Nonprofit Organizations | Fisher Howe|1997
The Book of Business Wisdom Classic Writings by the Legends of Commerce and Industry | Peter Krass|1997
Breaking Through Culture Shock What You Need to Succeed in International Business | Elisabeth Marx|1999
Building the Flexible Firm How to Remain Competitive | Henk Volberda|1998
Building Strategic Relationships How to Extend Your Organization's Reach Through Partnerships, Alliances, and Joint Ventures | William Bergquist, Juli Betwee, David Meuel|1995
Business Beyond the Box Applying Your Mind for Breakthrough Results | John O'Keeffe|1999
Capitalize on Merger Chaos Six Ways to Profit from your Competitors' Consolidation and Your Own | Thomas Grubb, Robert Lamb|2000
Choosing the Future The Power of Strategic Thinking | Stuart Wells|1998
Co-opetition 1. A Revolutionary Mindset That Combines Competition and Cooperation; 2. The Game Theory Strategy That's Changing the Game of Business | Adam Brandenburger, Barry Nalebuff|1996
The Collaboration Challenge How Nonprofits and Businesses Succeed Through Strategic Alliances | James Austin|2000
Collaborative Advantage Winning Through Extended Enterprise Supplier Networks | Jeffrey Dyer|2000
Competence-Based Competition | Gary Hamel, Aime Heene|2000
Competing for the Future Gary Hamel, Prahalad|1994
Competing in the Third Wave The Ten Key Management Issues of the Information Age | Jeremy Hope, Tony Hope|1997
Competing on the Edge Strategy as Structured Chaos | Shona Brown, Kathleen Eisenhardt|1998
Competitor Intelligence Turning Analysis into Success | David Hussey, Per Jenster|1999
Competitors Outwitting, Outmaneuvering, and Outperforming | Liam Fahey|1999
The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions Process Tools to Support M&A Integration at Every Level | Timothy Galpin, Mark Herndon|2000
Cooperate to Compete Building Agile Business Relationships | Kenneth Preiss, Steven Goldman, Roger Nagel|1996
Cooperative Strategy Competing Successfully through Strategic Alliances | Pierre Dussauge, Bernard Garrette|1999
Corporate Strategy Resources and the Scope of the Firm | David Collis, Cynthia Montgomery|1997
Corporate-Level Strategy Creating Value in the Multibusiness Company | Michael Goold, Andrew Campbell, Marcus Alexander|1994
Creating Value Shaping Tomorrow's Business | Shiv Mathur, Alfred Kenyon|1997
Customer Connections New Strategies for Growth | Robert Wayland, Paul Cole|1997
The Death of Competition Leadership & Strategy In the Age of Business Ecosystems | James Moore|1997
Developing Business Strategies | David Aaker|1998
The Differentiated Network Organizing Multinational Corporations for Value Creation | Nitin Nohria, Sumantra Ghoshal|1997
Digital Capital Harnessing the Power of Business Webs | Don Tapscott, David Ticoll, Alex Lowy|2000
Digital Darwinism 7 Breakthrough Business Strategies for Surviving in the Cutthroat Web Economy | Evan Schwartz|1999
The Digital Estate Strategies for Competing, Surviving, and Thriving in an Internetworked World | Chuck Martin|1997
Don't Jump to Solutions Thirteen Delusions that Undermine Strategic Thinking | William Rouse|1998
Driven How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices | Paul Lawrence, Nitin Nohria|2002
The Ecology of Commerce A Declaration of Sustainability | Paul Hawken|1994
The Fast Forward MBA in Business Quick Tips, Speedy Solutions, Cutting-Edge Ideas | Virginia O'Brien|1996
Fictions of Business Insights on Management from Great Literature | Robert Brawer|1998
Focus The Future of Your Company Depends on It | Al Ries|1996
From the Ground Up Six Principles for Building the New Logic Corporation | Edward Lawler|1996
Future Firms How America's High Technology Companies Work | Eric Bolland, Charles Hofer|1998
Futurize Your Enterprise Business Strategy in the Age of the E-Customer | David Siegel|1999
Germany, Inc. The New German Juggernaut and Its Challenge to World Business | Werner Meyer-Larsen|2000
High-Impact Consulting How Clients and Consultants can Leverage Rapid Results into Long-Term Gains | Robert Schaffer|1997
Implementing Your Strategic Plan How to Turn "Intent" Into Effective Action for Sustainable Change | Davis Fogg|1999
Innovation Breakthrough Thinking at 3M, DuPont, GE, Pfizer, and Rubbermaid | Rosabeth Kanter, John Kao, Fred Wiersema|1997
The Innovator's Dilemma When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail | Clayton Christensen|1997
Inside the Kaisha Demystifying Japanese Business Behavior | Noboru Yoshimura, Philip Anderson|1997
Jumping the Curve Innovation and Strategic Choice in an Age of Transition | Nicholas Imparato, Oren Harari|1994
Kaizen The Key to Japan's Competitive Success | Masaaki Imai|1986
Making Strategy Work Building Sustainable Growth Capacity | Timothy Galpin|1997
Managing Across Borders The Transnational Solution | Christopher Bartlett, Sumantra Ghoshal|1998
Managing With A Global Mindset | Jean-Pierre Jeannet|2000
The Market Makers How Leading Companies Create and Win Markets | Daniel Spulber|1998
The McKinsey Way Using the Techniques of the World's Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business | Ethan Rasiel|1999
MetaCapitalism The e-Business Revolution and the Design of 21st-Century Companies and Markets | Grady Means, David Schneider|2000
The Mind of the Strategist The Art of Japanese Business | Kenichi Ohmae|1982
Modern Competitive Analysis | Sharon Oster|1999
Multinational Strategic Alliances | Robert Mockler|1999
New World, New Rules The Changing Role of the American Corporation | Marina Whitman|1999
The Origin and Evolution of New Businesses | Amar Bhide|2000
PartnerShift How to Profit from the Partnering Trend | Ed Rigsbee|2000
Perspectives on Strategy from the Boston Consulting Group | Carl Stern, George Stalk|1998
The Portable MBA Robert Bruner, Mark Eaker, Edward Freeman, Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg, Robert Spekman|1998
The Power of Alignment How Great Companies Stay Centered and Accomplish Extraordinary Things | George Labovitz, Victor Rosansky|1997
The Power of Strategic Thinking Lock in Markets, Lock out Competitors | Michel Robert|2000
The Power of Two How Companies of All Sizes Can Build Alliance Networks That Generate Business Opportunities | John Conlon, Melissa Giovagnoli|1998
Private Sector Strategies for Social Sector Success The Guide to Strategy and Planning for Public and Nonprofit Organizations | Kevin Kearns|2000
Process Innovation Reengineering Work Through Information Technology | Thomas Davenport|1993
Race for the World Strategies to Build a Great Global Firm | Lowell Bryan, Jane Fraser, Jeremy Oppenheim, Wilhelm Rall|1999
Ready-Aim-Fire Problem Solving A Strategic Approach to Innovative Decision Making | Geoff Cox|2000
Real Time Strategic Change How to Involve an Entire Organization in Fast and Far-Reaching Change | Robert Jacobs|1997
The Rhythm of Business The Key to Building and Running Successful Companies | Jeffrey Shuman|1998
Scenarios The Art of Strategic Conversation | Kees van der Heijden|1996
The Six Sigma Revolution How General Electric and Others Turned Process Into Profits | George Eckes|2000
The Six Sigma Way How GE, Motorola, and Other Top Companies Are Honing their Performance | Peter Pande, Robert Neuman, Roland Cavanagh|2000
Smart Alliances A Practical Guide to Repeatable Success | John Harbison, Peter Pekar|1998
Strategic Market Management | David Aaker|1998
Strategic Operations Competing Through Capabilities | Robert Hayes, Gary Pisano, David Upton|1996
Strategies for High Performance Organizations Employee Involvement, TQM, and Reengineering Programs in Fortune 1000 Corporations | Edward Lawler, Susan Albers Mohrman, Gerald Ledford|1998
Strategy Pure & Simple II How Winning Companies Dominate Their Competitors | Michel Robert|1998
The Thinking Manager's Toolbox Effective Processes for Problem Solving & Decision Making | William Altier|1999
Thunderbird on Global Business Strategy The Faculty of Thunderbird,The American Graduate School of International Management | Robert Grosse|2000
TransCompetition Moving Beyond Competition and Collaboration | Harvey Robbins, Michael Finley|1998
The Ultimate Book of Business Thinking Harnessing the Power of the World's Greatest Business Ideas | Des Dearlove|2000
Value Migration How To Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition | Adrian Slywotsky|1996
The Value Net A Tool for Competitive Strategy | Cinzia Parolini|1999
Value-Creating Growth How to Lift Your Company to the Next Level of Performance | Thomas Doorley, John Donovan|1999
Vital Signs Using Quality, Time, and Cost Performance Measurements to Chart Your Company's Future | Steven Hronec|1993
The WarRoom Guide to Competitive Intelligence Steven Shaker, Mark Gembicki|1999
Wharton on Dynamic Competitive Strategy | George Day, David Reibstein|1997
Wharton on Managing Emerging Technologies | George Day, Paul Schoemaker|2000
Winning Business Proposals | Deiric McCann|2000
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Strategy & Competition
Book Extract Suites
Each Suite contains extracts from 3 to 10 books focused on a single business concept

  • Corporate Mission & Vision
    • Mission, Vision, and Corporate Culture Don Tapscott, Paul Levesque, Jeff Cartwright, Paul Taffinder, Philip Weinzimer, Stephan Haeckel, Eugene Marlow, Patricia O'Connor Wilson, Robert Simons
    • Defining the Value Proposition Thomas Hargraves, Edward Wakin, John Sifonis, Steven Wheeler, Evan Hirsh, Martin Deise, Conrad Nowikow, Patrick King, Amy Wright, James Cortada, Charles Grantham, with John Kador, Ravi Kalakota, Stacey Bressler, Amir Hartman, Liam Fahey, Jeremy Hope, Tony Hope, Marcia Robinson
  • The Need for Strategic Thinking
    • What Is Strategic Thinking? Martha Amram, Kenichi Ohmae, Rene Tissen, Daniel Andriessen, Frank Lekanne Deprez, David Aaker, Irene Sanders, Patrick Sullivan, Gary Hamel, Stuart Wells, Nalin Kulatilaka, Michel Robert, Prahalad
    • Developing a Global Perspective John Henry Clippinger, Marshall Goldsmith, Rene Tissen, Daniel Andriessen, Frank Lekanne Deprez, Jean-Pierre Jeannet, Richard Schubert, Jane Fraser, Lowell Bryan, Jeremy Oppenheim, Wilhelm Rall, Sharon Oster, Richard Beckhard, Browning Rockwell, Frances Hesselbein
  • Strategic Planning Approaches
    • Strategic Planning Tools Malcolm McDonald, Robert Kaplan, Warren Keegan, Robert Randall, George Day, David Aaker, James Antos, Sharon Oster, Irene Sanders, Kumar, James Brimson, Stuart Wells, Robert Duboff, Jim Spaeth, Liam Fahey, David Norton
    • Strategic Plan Implementation Price Waterhouse, Geary Rummler, Alan Brache, James Knight, David Hussey, Per Jenster, Jay Schuster, Patricia Zingheim, Robert Jacobs, Jim Matheson, David Matheson, James Best, Dave Ulrich
  • Business Models & the Value Chain
    • Working Within the Value Chain John Henry Clippinger, Martin Deise, Conrad Nowikow, Patrick King, Amy Wright, Joseph Pine, Mark Scott, Liam Fahey, James Brian Quinn, Ron Ashkenas, Dave Ulrich, Todd Jick, Steve Kerr
    • Establishing a Business Model Don Tapscott, Robert Blonchek, Martin O'Neill, Robert Miles, Stephan Haeckel, Alex Lowy, David Ticoll, David Evanson, Adrian Slywotsky, David Bovet, Joseph Martha
    • Ecosystem Participation Adam Brandenburger, Philip Evans, Don Tapscott, Barry Nalebuff, Martin Deise, Conrad Nowikow, Patrick King, Amy Wright, John Hagel, James Moore, Alex Lowy, David Ticoll, Art Caston, David Bovet, Marc Singer, Thomas Wurster, Joseph Martha
  • Leveraging Core Competencies
    • Identifying Core Competencies Michael Hruby, Norm Smallwood, Maurice Greaver, Gary Hamel, Liam Fahey, James Brian Quinn, Jeremy Hope, Tony Hope, Jordan Baruch, Karen Anne Zien, Jack Zenger, Dave Ulrich, Prahalad, Timothy Galpin, Dorothy Leonard
    • Competency-based Partnering and Outsourcing Price Waterhouse, John Buckley, Maurice Greaver, William Bergquist, Juli Betwee, David Meuel, Robert Chapman, Kathleen Andrade, Gifford Pinchot, Elizabeth Pinchot, Allan Kennedy, James Brian Quinn, Jordan Baruch, Karen Anne Zien, James Best, Terrence Deal
  • Aligning Goals & Strategy
    • Aligning the Organization with Strategy Robert Kaplan, Jerry Luftman, James Antos, James McTaggart, Peter Kontes, Michael Mankins, James Brimson, Gary Hamel, Davis Fogg, Eric Bolland, Charles Hofer, David Norton, Thomas Davenport, Prahalad
    • Aligning the Organization with the Market Geoffrey Moore, Michael de Kare-Silver, Philip Kotler, Jay Schuster, Patricia Zingheim, Adrian Slywotsky, Frederick Reichheld, Mark Scott, Liam Fahey, Robert Spekman, Lynn Isabella
  • Maintaining Competitive Advantage
    • Forms of Competitive Advantage David Aaker, Ian Gordon, Jane Fraser, Lowell Bryan, Jeremy Oppenheim, Wilhelm Rall, Paul Taffinder, John Harbison, Peter Pekar, Shiv Mathur, Alfred Kenyon, David Nadler, Elise Walton, Robert Bruce Shaw, George Day, David Reibstein, Gary Pisano
    • Sustainable Competitive Advantage Adam Brandenburger, David Aaker, Barry Nalebuff, Martin Deise, Conrad Nowikow, Patrick King, Amy Wright, David Nadler, Elise Walton, Hermann Simon, Nicholas Imparato, Oren Harari, Robert Bruce Shaw, George Stalk, Frederick Reichheld, Peter Keen, Liam Fahey, Mohamed Zairi, Carl Stern
    • Using Competitive Analysis Adam Brandenburger, Jonathan Story, David Aaker, Barry Nalebuff, Cynthia Montgomery, James Moore, David Collis, Liam Fahey, Mark Clemente, David Greenspan
  • Disruptions & Discontinuities
    • Types of Disruptions James Utterback, Geoffrey Moore, William Fulmer, Clayton Christensen, David Nadler, Winslow Farrell, Peter Drucker
    • Responding to Disruptions John Oleson, Michael Fradette, Steve Michaud, David Nadler, Elise Walton, Shona Brown, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Robert Bruce Shaw, Daryl Conner, Winslow Farrell, Johan Roos, Peter Drucker, Michael Lissack
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Criteria for Mergers & Acquisitions John Harbison, Peter Pekar, Jeffrey Hooke, Bruce Wasserstein, Patrick Sullivan, Romesh Vaitilingam, Andrew Sherman, Alfred Rappaport, Mitchell Lee Marks, Philip Mirvis, Dean LeBaron, Mark Clemente, David Greenspan
    • Implementing Mergers & Acquisitions Harrison Owen, Mark Herndon, Stephen Redwood, Charles Goldwasser, Simon Street, Bruce Wasserstein, Andrew Sherman, Mark Feldman, Michael Spratt, Edgar Schein, Mark Clemente, David Greenspan, Alexandra Reed Lajoux, Fred Weston, Timothy Galpin
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