Sep 8, 2005

Porter's diamond is not forever



Something struck me the other day suddenly

In this new flat world (there! Even I've started using Friedmanisms ;-)) interconnected with fiber optical cables does Porter's diamond still hold true?

Specially the bit about spatial proximity - it sounds so 20th century , doesn't it? And the role of government. The best example is India, where the IT services industry grew because the government was oblivious to it! And these are the folks who are going to challenge the big daddys of the IT consulting world now!