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The Infinite Resource

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Table of Contents

Introduction; The Economic Imperatives of Knowledge: New Organizations for a New Era; CREATING THE INTERNAL ENTERPRISE SYSTEM; A Small Government Solution to Big City Problems; Transforming Organizations into Market Economies; Reintroducing Alcoa to Economic Reality; Market-Based Management at Koch Industries; Lufthansa Soars on Internal Markets; FORMING A NETWORK OF COOPERATIVE ALLIANCES; Knowledge Companies; The Spherical Network organization; The Age of the Network; Novell's Ten- Thousand- Piece Puzzle; Managing the Virtual Organization; LEVERAGING KNOWLEDGETH AN INTELLIGENT INFRASTRUCTURE; Our Vision of the Information Superhighway; Taking a Byte Out of Bureaucracy; Welcome to the Revolution; The Intelligent Organization; An Advertising Agency Without Walls; Riding the Information Tiger.

About the Author

WILLIAM E. HALAL is professor of management at George Washington University. A respected management scholar, consultant, and author of three previous books, including The New Management (1996), he lives in Washington, D.C.


"William Halal has brought together the A-Team of informationtechnology to enlighten us all on the nature and possibilities ofthe new world we are careening into." (Richard D. Lamm, formergovernor of Colorado and director, Center for Public Policy andContemporary Issues, University of Denver) "The Infinite Resource shows that the essential tools for futuresuccess are already within the reach of every organization. Halaland his contributors make a compelling case for leveragingknowledge by engaging everyone in the sharing of this vital asset.In today's global economy, enterprises that fail to draw on thisready resource will be overtaken by their competition." (Norman R.Augustine, chairman, Lockheed Martin Corporation) "Halal and his colleagues have produced a brilliant and importantbook. For all of us who want to understand the implications forleadership and managing change in today's hyper-spastic turbulenceof the cyberspace age, this book is required reading." (WarrenBennis, distinguished professor of business, University of SouthernCalifornia) "Provides life-sized, real-world examples of the issues faced bypublic and private organizations trying to make sense of today'sturbulent environment. Halal has more than assembled leading-edgethinkers and practitioners; he has given them a forum in which totell their own stories in their own words." (Laurence Prusak, managing principal and worldwide knowledge management competencyleader, IBM Consulting) "My candidate for best business book of the year. A groundbreakingwork, a treasure house of insights into the Information Revolutionthat is transforming business, government, and human life. Halalhas assembled top experts to not only guide our understanding, butto provide practical advice on how to benefit from theextraordinary opportunities this infinite resource is creating."(Edward Cornish, president, World Future Society, and editor, TheFuturist)

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