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Strategic Speed: Mobilize People, Accelerate Execution by Edwin Boswell, Henry Frechette, Jocelyn Davis

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APPENDIX A

The Forum Corporation and Economist Intelligence Unit Global Speed Survey

IN THE COURSE of this study, we surveyed 343 respondents in 339 companies that represented a range of industries and geographies. About half (48 percent) were C-suite executives or board members and the rest were mostly senior managers with a broad view of their business. The sample comprised 50 percent relatively small companies (less than $500 million in annual revenue) and 40 percent large companies (over $1 billion), with the remaining 10 percent falling in between. The sample was balanced in terms of business strategies of customer intimacy (33 percent), operational excellence (33 percent), and product leadership (29 percent).

The Findings

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