"The tortoise and the hare -- not to
mention a popular '60s-era adage -- warned us that Speed Kills.
Not so fast, contend Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton,
It's Not the Big That Eat the Small... It's the Fast That Eat
the Slow, the two argue that only the swiftest of
corporations will thrive in the 21st century.
They then outline
a program, based on best practices developed by contemporary
speedsters like Charles Schwab and AOL that readers can work
into their own businesses by similarly focusing on "commerce,
resource deployment, and people."
Its four parts examine ways to
create environments that anticipate the future,
reassess operations and personnel and make appropriate
adjustments whenever necessary,
"crusade" while "staying
beneath the radar," and
maintain velocity through
close customer relationships.
"This book will show
you how to think and move faster than your
competition," they write, adding that "being faster
doesn't mean being out of breath. It means being
Many of their suggestions will be
familiar to those who follow the business of business
improvement, but the singular (and quite convincing) context to
which Jennings and Haughton now apply them help make this book
unique." ~ Howard Rothman
rapidly changing world,
"it's not the BIG that eats the SMALL,
it's the FAST that eats the SLOW!"
people and companies who mastered
light-speed subconscious thinking