Digital Darwinism: 7 Breakthrough Business Strategies for Surviving in the Cutthroat Web Economy

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Crown Publishing Group, Feb 19, 2002 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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Don’t let the rapid evolution of the Internet economy leave your business extinct before its time! Here are the key strategies you need to keep your company alive, growing, and profitable in today’s volatile Web climate.

The dramatic boom that took place in the Web economy is over. The glory days when companies with strong ideas and weak business plans could easily get millions to launch their businesses are long gone, and in today’s tougher, more cutthroat economic arena, natural selection is rampant. Companies need to be smarter, faster, more innovative, and more adaptable than ever before just to survive, let alone succeed. In Digital Darwinism, Evan Schwartz provides seven business strategies that can make or break any Web business. In a new preface and updated case studies, Schwartz discusses the dramatic rise and fall of the Web and analyzes the companies that have made it and those that haven’t, from Priceline to, and spells out step-by-step techniques such as building your brand, remaining flexible as supply and demand fluctuate, and integrating the Web into every part of your business.

The perfect source for everyone from novice entrepreneurs to corporate CEOs, Digital Darwinism provides a comprehensive and unflinching look inside the highly competitive world of e-commerce and distills the critical strategies that Web-based businesses need to follow in order to survive in what has become the world’s fastest, and most dangerous, marketplace.

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Evan I. Schwartz writes for Business 2.0, the New York Times, and Wired magazine and is a former editor at Business Week. His first book, Webonomics, was a #1 Business Bestseller on and a finalist for the Booz-Allen Global Business Book Award. Both Webonomics and Digital Darwinism were finalists for the Computer Press Award. A featured speaker at numerous major corporations and conferences, he lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, and can be reached via

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