Paradigmatic shifts in the business landscape, known as inflection points, can either create new opportunities (see Amazon and Netflix)—or they can lead to devastating consequences (e.g. Blockbuster and Toys R Us). Only those individuals who can “see around corners”—that is, spot disruptive inflection points developing before they hit—can position their organizations (and themselves) for success.
Columbia Business School Professor and corporate advisor Rita McGrath contends that inflection points, though they may seem sudden, are not. Every seemingly overnight shift is actually the final stage of a process that has been subtly building over time. Armed with the right perspectives and tools, smart leaders can anticipate inflection points and leverage them to create a real competitive advantage.
Seeing Around Corners is the first hands-on guide on how to anticipate, understand, and capitalize on the key inflection points that shape the constantly shifting marketplace.