New Approach: Competition vs Collaboration

The Globe and Mail reported on a story this weekend about the how a group of Ontario wood manufacturing companies are dealing with the competition; they are forming Clusters and collaborating with each other. Wow, these Business owners visit each other’s factories,¬†share secrets, share procurement and long-term hiring strategies, collaborate on research and development, as well as productivity enhancements. This is an excellent example of what I see as a huge step forward in a Business Model, and it is working! It is what I call a “Stage 4 Business Model” and this strategy takes a new set of...

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