Excellent Synopsis of Hagel & Brown - Only Sustainable Advantage
Follow this link (http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=1220 ) to read a great short interview with the authors of The Only Sustainable Advantage. John Seely Brown and John Hagel III are interviewed by Kevin Werbach (of Supernova fame and formerly with Esther Dyson's Release 1.0 publication). Incidentally, Kevin's a brilliant fellow. I met him once at Esther's offices. His blog is at: http://werbach.com/blog/ .
This book gets huge discussion time in strategic planning circles as it clearly lays out the new responsibilities of organizations and their top leaders. I especially like the time spent understanding permeable organizations and the need for companies to manage/master the 'edges' of their ecosystems.
If you won't read the book, at least read this interview. Those who do will better understand what clients are facing, what they need and the strategic dialogue of tomorrow's businesses.