Strategies for small fish in a big pond | CNET News
Strategies for small fish in a big pond | CNET News.com: "Editor's note: Welcome to the age of business interdependence, say HBS professor Marco Iansiti and collaborator Roy Levien, authors of the new HBSP book, 'The Keystone Advantage: What the New Dynamics of Business Ecosystems Mean for Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainability.'
Think of the business environment as a series of ecosystems, they urge, with 'keystone' companies such as Microsoft and Wal-Mart providing for the health of all who do business with them. What are the best strategies for companies living in these ecosystems? This excerpt focuses on strategies for niche players. "