BOOK REVIEW By Jeff Saperstein
Bust The Silos: Opening Your Organization to Growth, by Hunter Hastings and Jeff Saperstein, BookSurge Publishing (December 11, 2009), ISBN 978-1439259726 http://tinyurl.com/2b7f3nl
Bust the Silos: Opening Your Organization for Growth by Hunter Hastings and Jeff Saperstein presents a comprehensive and all-inclusive approach for understanding the dynamic and cutting edge paradigm shift represented by Demand Creation. The productivity revolution of the last twenty-five years occurred in the organization of the supply chain. The next twenty-five years will be about organizing the demand chain to ensure sustainable and profitable, long-term growth for global corporations. This book explains how to design organizations and processes that can make demand creation a scientific, process-based and repeatable management science. Written in concise, well organized, and jargon free prose, Bust the Silos represents a sea-change strategy in organizational growth and development. Busting out of the old models of corporate innovation, authors Hastings and Saperstein bring a fresh, new perspective to the challenges facing globally minded companies.
BookSurge Publishing, ISBN-10: 1439259720 (2009)
By Tony Bradley – Congress took the significant step of instructing us to address not only broadband deployment and adoption, but also to look at how broadband can advance a series of ‘national purposes.’ What was behind that directive was a vision of the future that motivates us every day.
The goals of the FCC broadband plan are admirable, and the FCC should be commended for putting forth such an ambitious vision. It remains to be seen how much pushback the FCC might get from existing broadband providers, or if the FCC plan will be enough to convince Congress to back it with funding. more> http://bwbx.io/HtPN
By Marguerite Reardo – FCC officials started sharing bits and pieces of the report last week after publishing a preliminary report explaining the plan. In the past several days, the agency has highlighted some specific goals such as faster broadband speeds, a new nationwide wireless public safety network, and technology that will allow consumers to monitor their electricity usage at home via the Internet.
When it comes to health care, the FCC believes broadband can facilitate the sharing of medical records as well as provide remote monitoring and diagnosis. By removing some regulation, the FCC believes a robust broadband infrastructure can save as much as $700 billion during the next 15 to 25 years.
The FCC estimated it could cost more than $350 billion to build the necessary infrastructure and fund programs to get Americans connected. more> http://bwbx.io/kPtx
By John Eggerton – NTIA said it would give out $84 million in grants for community anchor institutions including schools, libraries and government buildings.
NTIA is focusing on those institutions as ways to drive adoption and deployment. more> http://bwbx.io/sS4h