In The Spider’s Strategy, strategy advisor Amit S. Mukherjee uses his in-depth industry knowledge to warn readers that the influx of technology and the introduction of computer integrated networks bring with them an epochal transformation. The only businesses that will survive the latest industrial summit are those companies that acknowledge this change and actively seek to transform themselves into “Adaptive Businesses” that can easily navigate the challenges of the new, networked world.
Mukherjee provides executives with the necessary tools to prevent their compa- nies from entering “The Execution Trap,” as “good management” is no longer suf- ficient for success. Traditional models that focus only on plan-and-execute processes will be obsolete as they are expanded to include “sense and respond” capabilities and incorporate learning and technology to charter the changes and challenges caused by the fragmentation of work across time and space.
With implementation of four powerful “Design Principles,” The Spider’s Strategyshows executives that success is this new epoch is possible. The application of the Principles enables a corporation to become an Adaptive Business by changing the way they learn, promote knowledge sharing, discovery and dissemination, and how collaborating among networks produces win-win outcomes for all. Mukherjee also explores the key role of technological capabilities and how, without them, Adaptiveness cannot be achieved.