The goal of this series is to explore some of the basic assumptions we make and that we take for granted and all but automatically. We live in a world of basic assumptions and collectively they define the basic parameters of how we network and communicate, do business and related as members of communities.
My initial goal is to more closely examine change as a process and the nature of the changes we are witnessing in information and communications technology, and in how we connect through them.
I. Following are 12 postings, the first setting the stage for what follows and the next 11 in turn examining a set of individual though connected assumptions one at a time. More postings reexamining business assumptions and fundamentals will follow.
• It is a truly revolutionary change when our basic taken-for-granted falls away.
Assumption 1 – stand-alone and networked.
Assumption 2 – Moore’s law and its successors?.
Assumption 3 – stepping back to an economic framework and its assumptions.
Assumption 4 – What does it mean to be a full time employee these days?.
Assumption 5 – Where are the true boundaries between a globally connected company and its supply chain and value chain context?.
Assumption 6 – The fallacy of the singularity and the fallacy of simple linear progression – finding a middle ground.
Assumption 7 – PR 2.0 and Marketing 2.0, and the shift from controlling to participating in message.
Assumption 8 – Cultural diversity in the all the time and everywhere connected context.
Assumption 9 – Selling and giving as connected strategies in an increasingly open source and freeware world.
Assumption 10 – Web 2.0 and message in an increasingly fine grained demographics context.
Assumption 11 – When does change in front-end design and usability become self defeating and when does it improve?.
• Evolution and revolution in a larger context – the pace and nature of change in technology and how it is used.
II. Reexamining Business School Fundamentals
1. Reexamining business school fundamentals from a globally connected perspective.
2. Reexamining business school fundamentals – strategy and strategic vision in the interconnected, interdependent marketplace.
3. Reexamining business school fundamentals – leadership.
4. Reexamining business school fundamentals – strategies for international expansion.
5. Reexamining business school fundamentals – marketing and CRM in an interconnected global context.
6. Reexamining business school fundamentals – supply chains and value chains as drivers of sustaining value.
7. Reexamining business school fundamentals – business ethics and communications in a multicultural context.
8. Reexamining business school fundamentals – reading between the microeconomics lines.
9. Reexamining business school fundamentals – macroeconomics, microeconomics and the gap between.
10. Reexamining business school fundamentals – human resources and managing personnel in an interconnected business context
11. Reexamining business school fundamentals – business law in a rapidly changing collaborative and competitive context.
12. Reexamining business school fundamentals – negotiations across cultures.
13. Reexamining business school fundamentals – change management in a rapidly changing context.
14. Reexamining business school fundamentals and emerging 21st century realities.