Road map for the information economy,
This review is from: Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy (Hardcover)
I first read Information Rules in 1999-2000, enjoyed it, and kept it on shelf. 8 years later, I am reading it again, it is as fresh as it was then, because it is grounded in solid theory and firm foundations, using historical examples, the authors put the new economy in perspective (i.e. it isn't that new actually!) in a very accessible and interesting manner.
As an entrepreneur, I have benefited enormously from the understanding developed due to concepts discussed, resulting in potential multi-million pounds deals, where we have managed to keep lucrative future repeat revenue generators with us, and be able to create lock-in.
Bottom line: Better understanding of information business landscape is a strategic advantage. Ability to understand the rules of Information management is crucial if one wants to succeed.