Defrag 2012: Networked Business: Sharing and Collaborating Across Organizations

Larry Hawes (@lehawes) of Dow Brook looks at types of networks, comparing Apple’s to Li & Fung’s.


Defrag 2012: Networked Business: Sharing and Collaborating Across Organizations

Larry Hawes (@lehawes) of Dow Brook looks at types of networks, comparing Apple’s to Li & Fung’s.

Storified by The UpstartCO · Thu, Nov 15 2012 11:23:08

Keynote by @lehawes Sharing & Collaborating across organizations #defragcon http://yfrog.com/oc44647693jJessica Goulding
#defragcon @lehawes > a networked business is a connected business that is DOING something of value creationPeter Vander Auwera
Good to hear @lehawes give the #OceanSpray example to illustrate the concept of the networked business #defragconBen Kepes
Agree with @lehawes that it’s not the app or the data, it’s sustaining the network that creates SUSTAINABLE differentiation #defragconPaul Muller
Scale-free networks the solution? #netbiz #defragconPaul Muller
Visualization of a scale-free network #netbiz #defragcon @lehawes http://ow.ly/fk4umPaul Muller
5 business network types via @lehawes at #defragcon – serial, parallel, hub & spoke, partially meshed, and fully meshed – levels of controlRachel Happe
Compassionate relationships focus on the trust element @lehawes #defragcon Answers earlier question about thatLarry McKeogh
#defragcon @lehawes > me: we are evolving towards trust expressed at the level of the relationship not at the level of identityPeter Vander Auwera
Apple doesn’t give their partners an A+ from the start, have to earn Apple’s Trust. Moderation and Micromanagement. @lehawes at #defragconiSpin
Apple is an example of a serial network with exclusive partners per @lehawes #defragconRachel Happe
Downside of a serial network is there is a single point of failure. Sounds very risky #defragconLarry McKeogh
networked businesses? @lehawes #netbiz talks at #defragcon shows @apple as controller of their bus network like @Nike, not like Li&FungTheresaSzczurek
business network controller v. coordinator IMO can be traced back to the corporate culture. Starts at top and flows from there #defragconLarry McKeogh
Li & Fung is such an interesting example – love that @lehawes is contrasting them with Apple #defragconIan Glazer
Li & Fung partially meshed example and use of multiple partners enables agility. @lehawes Enables mkt forces to keep price low #defragconLarry McKeogh
#defragcon @lehawes > story is in essence about the end of highly integrated organizations and birth of horizontally sourcing orgsPeter Vander Auwera
#defragcon @lehawes on Apple vs Li&Fung the next networked business http://pic.twitter.com/PXtb6iHGPeter Vander Auwera