The industrial economy is giving way to an innovation and creative economy and corporations are at another crossroads. Attributes that made them ideal for the 20th century could cripple them in the 21st; they will have to change dramatically. The main struggle of daily business will be won by the people and the organizations that adapt most successfully to the new world that is unfolding.

Business Week Magazine


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