Will Sr. Managers Change? LO7380

Michael McMaster (Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk)
Fri, 10 May 1996 21:15:39 +0000

Replying to LO7316 --


When to cooperate with competitors? Make it the guiding principle
that requires a strong case for NOT doing.

If you are coming up with a strong case too many times then you are
saying that you are not as intelligent an organisation, not as good a
learning, not as innovative and generative as those others.

If you are more, then you'd gain from every cooperation.

Remember that old economic law of comparative advantage. It goes
like this: If you produce everything more efficiently than everybody
else, you should NOT produce everything but concentrate on what you
have the largest differential advantage in. This works for everyone
- and especially for you.

Michael McMaster : Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk
book cafe site : http://www.vision-nest.com/BTBookCafe
Intelligence is the underlying organisational principle
of the universe. Heraclitus


Michael McMaster <Michael@kbddean.demon.co.uk>

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