"With A Thousand Tribes, Lissak and Bailey have shown us the power of corporate portals to promote innovation and further employee satisfaction while reducing operational costs. They back up their position with compelling case studies and firsthand experience. This is a must-read for CEOs and managers who want to harness the power of Business-to-Everything." Tom Kelley, General Manager, IDEO author, The Art of Innovation Discover the real power of the Internetthe power to help your organization achieve instant global connectivity, lower costs, and maximize the value of existing resources. A Thousand Tribes gives you all the information you need to rush to the front lines in the Business-to-Everything revolution. you'll learn how B2E enables you to fully activate existing technologies, unify every aspect of your business, and integrate the disparate systems that often hobble corporate communication and business performance. But even more importantly, you'll discover how leading companies such as Ford and Hewlett-Packard use the Internet to make fundamental, enterprise-wide changes that transform the way work is done.
Detailed case studies demonstrate how organizations of all sizes use B2E portals to move work to the Web, communicate important information throughout the enterprise instantly, reduce infrastructure costs, implement business strategies, and drive innovation. Read A Thousand Tribes and learn how to make it happen in your company.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Special Acknowledgment. Acknowledgments. Introduction: Encountering a Thousand Tribes. Chapter 1. Preparing for the B2E Revolution. Chapter 2. Lessons for B2E. Chapter 3. Hewlett-Packard. Chapter 4. Ford Motor Company. Chapter 5. PricewaterhouseCoopers. Chapter 6. The British Broadcasting Corporation. Chapter 7. leadership. Chapter 8. What Lies Ahead. Notes. Index.
ROBIN LISSAK, PhD, PwCConsulting partner and global leader of the firm's B2E Solution Set, has spent the past twenty years working with large, complex organizations on technology-based business transformation. He has spent his career building products and companies that use interactive technology to solve business problems. A resident of South Orange, New Jersey, Dr. Lissak and his wife, Lisa, are the parents of two daughters, Ilana and Rachel. His interests include his wine collection, nineteenth-century art, and the family's four golden retrievers. GEORGE BAILEY, PwC Consulting partner and a member of the B2E global leadership team, is an internationally recognized authority on strategic change. He has led large-scale, multiyear transformational projects for United States, European, and Asian companies across a variety of industries. A contributing author of Better Change and Paradox Principles, Mr. Bailey is frequently quoted on workplace issues. An avid sailor, he won the Transpacific Yacht Race in 1995. He works in San Francisco and lives in Novato with his wife, Susan, and children, Elizabeth, Anastasia, George, and Steven.