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  • Mark Rice thinks this is interesting:

The basic assumptions driving business changed during the 1990s. Before, what was discussed were things like continuity, planning, diversification, scale, security, uninformed customers, and national borders as driving business factors. Now what is discussed are change, coping with the unexpected, focus, segmentation, flexibility, responsiveness, speed, demanding customers, and freedom of movement as the most prevalent factors driving business.


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So what does that mean? That we lost sight of what is important, or that we don't manage anything well and are consequently always putting our fires?