The electronic revolution in all its guises is a paradox, and a huge challenge to any management group, and individual who seeks to make a mark.
On one hand, the advances in the capacity to process, store and transmit data is ravaging 20th century business models, on the other, it is creating huge opportunities to create new value.
The area in the middle of these two extremes is rough commercial terrain, full of quicksand for the unwary. This observation applies to both the businesses that survive on the web, as well as those more traditional manufacturing and processing businesses who still need factories and farms to produce stuff. It is just that all the processes that support the management activities have been changed dramatically.