Sometimes I feel run ragged from keeping up with all the different groups I belong to. But instinctively, I know that have a wide range of connections is vital to growth. Focus is important but limiting. We have to position ourselves to grow in new directions.
Edge Perpsectives: Where Do You Stand? The Shifting Ground of Strategy, 2014-Jul-29 by John Hagel
Where you’re positioned in expanding business ecosystems matters a lot. If you’re on the periphery, with few connections to players in the fragmented part of the economy, good luck. If you’re at the center of a growing cluster of relationships where more and more participants are seeking to connect with you, now you’re in a great position to drive the economies of scale and scope that will make you one of the winners in concentrating parts of the economy.