Today we are releasing a new e-book on organizational renewal.
It should be of interest to private equity investors, board members and senior executives in mature firms looking for new ways to create value. Mature firms are being massively disrupted by exponential technologies. We believe that traditional Lean Thinking will no longer be sufficient. More fundamental changes are needed in how we think about work and firms.
In addition to re-telling the Post-Lean story from the Post-Lean white paper released last month in a more visual and reader-friendly format, we are also including a new chapter on innovation patterns for mature firms. We discuss value stacks, a helpful abstraction that allows us to visualize different layers of value creation. Value stacks can be used to analyze companies, market segments, entire industries or even clusters of interlinked industries. We will have more to say about the use of value stacks in the near future.
This release is also our first publication in a new format coined by Nancy Duarte, a SlideDoc. It is essentially a hybrid between an ordinary slide deck and the denser text-heavy format of a typical white paper. We think it’s a decent first attempt, but reader feedback is warmly welcomed.