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Use Five Lessons From Biological Ecosystems in Your Business Ecosystem Strategy

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Abstract

Digital innovation is changing the way we think about organizations, from structures and processes to business ecosystems. Biological ecosystems give EA and technology innovation leaders five surprising insights into business ecosystems to help them build a world-class EA practice.

Key Findings

  • Ecosystems are more than just a web of relationships; they offer a new perspective on the organization and its environment, opportunities and challenges.

  • There are many similarities between biological and business ecosystems, and it's possible to draw lessons and insights from the world of nature.

  • Ecosystem thinking offers a new way for enterprise architecture (EA) and technology innovation leaders to strategize and create new opportunities; indeed, some of the most successful business models of the past 10 years are based on ecosystems. 

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