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Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy

“If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about reengineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity. About how quickly the nature of business will change…The successful companies of the next decade will be the ones that use digital tools to reinvent the way they work.” — Bill Gates

His vision changed our world. But in this monumental work Bill Gates argues that the capabilities of computers, software, and networks are only beginning to be harnessed and that your company must start building a modern, digital nervous system now in order to compete quickly and intuitively in the new millennium.

In Business @The Speed of Thought, Gates, one of the worlds most successful, strategically-thinking CEOs explains how to turn your hardware and software into a powerful, evolving network of information by looking at the digital systems in place at Microsoft and other leading corporations. Gates shows how your company can:

  • Convert every paper process to a digital process – and end information bottlenecks
  • Use networks to create fast-reacting virtual teams to work together among traditional departments
  • Decrease cycle time by using digital transactions with suppliers and partners to get products out before the competition
  • Knock down the walls of your company, and electronically build new business relationships and new markets


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