In his new book, Microsoft chairman and CEO Bill Gates discusses how technology can help run businesses better today and how it will transform the nature of business in the near future. Gates stresses the need for managers to view technology not as overhead but as a strategic asset, and offers detailed examples from Microsoft, GM, Dell, and many other successful companies. Companion Web site.
Information flow is your lifeblood.Manage with the force of facts ;Can your digital nervous system do this? ;Create a paperless office
Commerce : the Internet changes everything ;Ride the inflection rocket ;The Middleman must add value ;Touch your customers ;Adopt the web lifestyle ;Change the boundaries of business ;Get to market first
Manage knowledge to improve strategic thought.Bad news must travel fast ;Convert bad news to good ;Know your numbers ;Shift people into thinking work ;Raise your corporate IQ ;Big wins require big risks
Bring insight to business operations.Develop processes that empower people ;Information technology enables reengineering ;Treat it as a strategic resource
Special enterprises.No health care system is an island ;Take government to the people ;When reflex is a matter of life and death ;Create connected learning communities
Expect the unexpected.Prepare for the digital future.
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