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An important lesson here is that firms will have to accelerate their transition from being merely “good enough” to becoming truly world-class.
Try it on for size: http://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Its-No-More-BRICs-as-Usual
An important lesson here is that when you’ve outgrown your target customer, you have to stretch every element of your strategy — namely, your target market, value proposition, and capabilities system — in a coherent way.
Try it on for size: http://www.strategy-business.com/blog/Has-Your-Strategys-Shelf-Life-Expired
An important lesson here is that globalization hasn’t gone into reverse. It’s gone digital. “Cross-border data flows have grown by a factor of 45 over the past decade, and they’re projected to post another ninefold increase by 2020.”