I got a note from the Yankee Group about a new book ‘Anywhere: How Global Connectivity is Revolutionizing the Way We Do Business’ by Emily Nagle Green (twitter: @emilynaglegreen). I downloaded the sample chapter and I must admit, I was quite impressed. The concept behind the book is how we will all be impacted by this massive, intelligent network that surrounds us all, worldwide, and how that will impact all forms of business.
We’re going to have to wait for January 2010 for the book to come out, but the PDF sample chapter is worth the read. One of the things that technology analysts do well is build frameworks and tools to help people position themselves and to work out what they should do next. The Anywhere Questionnaire and Readiness check is a good example – I know I’ll be using it!
Incidentally, I was thinking as I was writing this that the Anywhere concept would be a great starter challenge for a time-limited Idea Central event (Idea Central is the technology from my firm, Imaginatik). The book and tools frame up the business challenge, and then companies could ask its employees – and possibly external stakeholders – about that these concepts would mean for them. A nice way to use global collective intelligence… to work on global collective intelligence.