It’s not the 20th century anymore

New Business in the Network of Everything” an interview of Andy Mulholland (Consulting Mag, November / December 2008). The interview is essentially part of promoting Mr. Mulholland’s new book “Mesh Collaboration.”  Here’s a piece that should inspire you to pursue this one in full.

What you really need to do is find the four people who worked on the development of the product when you need them to answer a specific question. It all comes back to: can I find the right people at the right moment with the right expertise to answer a specific question quickly? The answer is not to set up a department for the next four years. The word “mesh” was used in the title to indicate the idea that the Internet was causing a mesh of connections between everyone and everything, and how [can] I use that mesh—the network of everything—to draw a line around the group of people and expertise that I need right now to solve a particular problem.

Btw, if you decide to read the book please come back and give us a review.

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