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All articles by Lawrence M. Fisher

The Fortune 500 teller

November 9, 2015
Having applied the logic of physics to predict the life expectancy of biological creatures and cities, Geoffrey West is now searching for the scientific principles that dictate the life spans of companies.
by Lawrence M. Fisher

How Dell Got Soul

August 25, 2004
When growth slowed in Y2K, the computer maker’s leaders realized they needed to redesign their win-at-all-costs culture.
by Lawrence M. Fisher

Quaking Up with Geoffrey Moore

April 1, 2000
With his newest book, "Living on the Faultline," the best-selling management seer divines a Fortune 500 prey to the same Technology Adoption Life Cycle that convulses Silicon Valley.
by Lawrence M. Fisher

The Wired Enterprise: Here Come the Intranets

January 1, 1997
Few technologies have been so rapidly accepted as intranets. Effective at lowering costs and improving communications internally, they are playing key roles in customer support too. But they are also presenting fresh challenges, including how to apply the right amount of control to what is inherently a decentralized operation.
by Lawrence M. Fisher

Along the Infobahn: Data Warehouses

July 1, 1996
Databases have long helped managers operate their businesses. Now, more companies are using a special kind for analytical tasks. The payoff can be enormous: everything from transformed business models and stronger customer relationships to new sources of revenue.
by Lawrence M. Fisher

Make way for intelligent agents

October 1, 1995
New software programs are now available that act as "smart filters" on the information superhighway. They can sort through mountains of data and find answers to specific questions. And they can learn. Their promise is to make the "horizontal" organization even flatter.
by Lawrence M. Fisher

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