Gaining scale through networks

Submitted by Ed Morrison on Sat, 01/21/2006 - 08:42.

First Curve thinking leads you to strategies that achieve scale through consolidation and merger. (One problem with this approach: as an Indiana business executive told me this week, "I have never seen a company 'cost cut' its way to greatness.")

Second Curve strategies focus on building scale through networks.

There are advantages with being small. You can move fast and achieve scale through networks.

Here's an example: Rhode Island is moving ahead with a statewide wireless pilot. You can learn more here.

The New York Times this week also carried a good article on the politics of Wi-Fi.

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