SNS Subscriber Edition
Week of 8/29/2016
Vol. 21 Issue 31
In This Issue
Feature: Special Letter: Flow and the Big Shift in Business Models
- Flow: Data in Motion
- Shifting Flows, Shifting Business Models
- The Internet of Things: The Frontier for Flow-Based Business Models
- The Power of Pull: Creating Pull Platforms and Shaping Strategies
- Learning at Scale and the Evolving Workplace
- Where Does Your Business Go From Here?
- About John Hagel
- About Paul Sallomi
Publisher’s Note: This year’s FiRe conference promises to open new areas of study in both theory and practice. And “first among firsts” is the proposition behind our theme for the year, “The Power of Flows.” For the last few weeks, SNS members have had an inside view of what we mean by this, and FiRe 2016 participants will have the opportunity to learn more about, and talk more about, their perspectives on this new world view.
In the ramp-up to FiRe, we have had the chance to talk with a number of global experts who have taken this theme for their own. One of the most exciting of these conversations occurred with John Hagel and Paul Sallomi; it seemed as though every part of their work fit this new theme, and in ways that not only matched past experience, but, as with any good theory, opened new doors as well.
This week’s issue explores the application of Flow to the many parts of creating and constantly updating new business models. Since we at SNS think that business models, per company or country, are almost everything, this is rich territory. We agree with John and Paul that those who can move their firms into this new, real-time way of thinking and running their companies will be the ultimate winners in building value. – mra.