"A very stimulating, visionary account of how networks and networking
are organizational structures and processes of the future."
"A great book on how to go about building a strong and entangled web
of relationships -- person-to-person or organization-to-organization.
It shows, using brilliant examples of success, just how to add
network structure while preserving the best elements of tried-and-true
styles, e.g. hierarchical and bureaucratic. Learn how to connect,
catalyze, and create teams that work at whole new levels of
capability. It's already proven successful in reinventing government
and can make a world of difference in businesses large and small."
"Networking -- practical, down-to-earth, easily understood descriptions
of how others have obtained a competitive edge."
"Collaborative advantage is the wave of the future; Lipnack and
Stamps show how to catch that wave and ride it triumphantly.
With memorable wit and wisdom, their book provides numerous valuable
lessons for the challenging changes ahead: how to see further
by sitting on boundaries, organize teams that really get something
done, and loosen hierarchies without losing control.
"In our business at The Acacia Group, the concepts of shared
leadership, trust, cross-functional teams and networks are major
catalysts to achieving competitive advantage. The principles
found in THE AGE OF THE NETWORK are right-on."
"The opportunity of a lifetime -- all in one extraordinary book.
Common purpose, vision, independence, leadership -- the future
is at hand. Networks are the vehicle; customer satisfaction
is the result."
Jessica Lipnack and Jeffrey Stamps are co-founders and principals of The Networking Institute, a consulting company specializing in organizational networks. Founded in 1982, TNI helps people work together better across boundaries_, including geographic, organizational, corporate, industrial, and government boundaries. The company has a global reputation for its work with corporate, nonprofit, and grassroots networks. Clients include organizations such as Vice President Gore's National Performance Review, the United Nations, AT&T Universal Card Services, Hyatt Hotels, KPMG Peat Marwick, CSC Index, Steelcase, The Acacia Group, and British Petroleum Exploration.
Frequently on the speaking podium for groups such as the World Future Society, Jessica and Jeff also co-authored The Teamnet Factor: Bringing the Power of Boundary Crossing into the Heart of Your Business (Oliver Wight, 1993), The Networking Book: People Connecting with People (Viking Penguin, 1986), and Networking: The First Report and Directory (Doubleday, 1982). Between helping the federal government reinvent itself and conducting highly acclaimed workshops, Jessica and Jeff enjoy their own private network, including two daughters, located in West Newton, Massachusetts.
To contact them directly:
The Networking Institute, Inc.
505 Waltham Street
West Newton, Massachusetts 02165
Tel: 617.965.3340 - Fax: 617.965.2341
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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