Unleashing the Killer App: Digital Strategies for Market Dominance

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Harvard Business School Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 243 pages

When technologies, products, and services converge in radical, creative new ways, a killer app can emerge - a new application so powerful that it transforms industries, redefines markets, and annihilates the competition. Companies large and are swiftly attempting to remake themselves into organizations that nurture killer apps and successfully translate their digital strategy into market dominance.With "Unleashing the Killer App", Downes and Mui offer a progressive guide to transforming your company into a place where killer apps are born. Drawing from their experience and research with leading global businesses, the authors: identify the twelve fundamental design principles for building killer apps; illustrate these principles with classic stories from history and examples from a wide range of industries that have successfully developed killer apps; examine the economic consequences of the diminishing transaction costs in cyberspace; and, describe how to integrate digital strategy into an organization's planning process to create new markets, form new customer relationships, and change the product line. "Unleashing the Killer App" provides the tools, the techniques, and the proof that you need to incubate - perhaps even release - the killer app within your organization.

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Just finished reading and regret I did not find this lucid prophecy from 1998 which now we know came TRUE and more so! I wonder if an old Systems Analyst can still make use of this digital wisdom at this late date, and unemployed since 2001; i.e. "Out-sourced" or "too old">?
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