The Admiral of the fleet and the second derivative – Strategy Letter 51
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Since the Roman’s « tempus fugit », the time dimension has been at the heart of society in general and business in particular. Under pressure from clients, from competition, from technology and society, time related parlance is becoming ever more present in corporate life – time to market, real time marketing, etc. – and time has itself become a strategic variable.
The ability to become more quickly competitive will depend on the CEO’s ability to have a right management of time, and especially to integrate the second derivative.