AND VENTURE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE FLAT WORLD
Business Model #1
The Delivery of discreet, repeatable business processes on
an on-demand, transactional basis – most likely enabled
by or delivered over the Internet.
(Alternative: the aggregation of “captive”, offshore
Business Model #2
An IT and business process outsourcing company, with a real
global delivery model: the ability to deliver - with scale
- on-site, on-shore, offshore, and near-shore services.
Business Model #3
A business software provider that supports simple, elegant
operations processes, at low costs.
Business Model #4
A real offshore, IT infrastructure utility (scale).
Business Model #5
Almost anything that has to do with health care administrative
and clinical services and that changes how services are managed
and delivered (e.g., build a global healthcare information
utility using search engine capabilities).
Business Model #6
A manufacturing company that begins with quality products
but that also runs with a superb set of processes, deeply
linked to the processes of its customers and suppliers, running
on the principles of transparency and collaboration.
Business Model #7
Any of the above business models, but selling back into the
countries where the playing field has been “leveled”
and that represent new markets and new wealth of 3 billion
PRINCIPLES FOR OPERATING
IN THE FLAT WORLD
#1 GO FOR BUSINESSES THAT TAKE WORK OUT
OF COMPANIES RATHER THAN BUSINESSES THAT TRY TO CHANGE HOW
COMPANIES DO THEIR WORK.
#2 BEWARE OF ADOPTION TIME.
#3 DON’T CONFUSE INDIVIDUAL BEHAVIORS
WITH CORPORATE BEHAVIORS.
#4 GO FOR COMPANIES THAT UNDERSTAND CONNECTIVITY,
STANDARDIZATION, AND TRANSPARENCY.
#5 GO FAR ENOUGH IN BUSINESS MODELS THAT
DIGITIZE – MAKE SURE THAT NO PAPER IS LEFT.
#6 GIVE BACK TO SUSTAIN INNOVATION.