I just finished a post on hatman2.blogspot.com, my entrepreneurship blog about extended enterprises. Here's what Information Builder says:
The term "extended enterprise" represents the concept that a company is made up not just of its employees, its board members, and executives, but also its business partners, its suppliers, and even its customers. The extended enterprise can only be successful if all of the component groups and individuals have the information they need in order to do business effectively.When I was writing this book I thought of myself as one who wrote who would then give it to my agent. I was thinking of myself in isolation from the world. Writer in the ivory tower spinning out the next great American novel. In reality, the writer is node in a loose web of organizations and individuals including editors, agents, publishers, bookstores, e-publishing enterprises, etc., with the end point being the reader. And these days, even if the writer is using a mainstream publisher, he or she is going to have to do more of what publishers traditionally have done. All of these entities are part of a vast supply chain involved in getting the "product", the book, to the user, the "reader."
The sooner writers realize this--they are really entrepreneurs--the easier it will be for them.
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