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Paradigm Shift 20 Year Anniversary

It’s been 20 years since we published Paradigm Shift. In 1991 we were barely at the cusp of the technology revolution. We had written Paradigm Shift based on a multimillion dollar study of over 3000 companies and government agencies, detailing the shift from proprietary to open systems, and stand-alone to integrated software systems. This new era of technology showed managers and professionals with little or no technical background how to take action to achieve short-term benefits of this technology and position their organizations for long-term transformation.

Now twenty years later, the same themes of openness, collaboration, and networked models of innovation are relevant today. Take a look at this chart outlining the shift from closed hierarchy to the new open networked enterprise. We’ve come a long way.


Paradigm Shift Chart





Author: Don Tapscott

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