It’s Not About the Technology is about a phenomenon that is most dreaded by high-technology industry executives: a failure at the execution leading to a missed market window.
Executives in the high-technology space agree that without a doubt a critical factor that drives the company to such a failure is the breakdown of interaction between marketing and engineering. Most new employees, whether an engineer or a marketer, in high technology companies come ill-equipped to face this endemic breakdown and walk right into it.
This book is predicated on a radical notion that, even though execution is the problem in a high technology corporation, insofar as learning the craft of execution goes, neither a high level market strategy nor the kind of technology itself matters. How marketers and engineers comprehend a context uniquely shapes the ways they interact, engage in decision-making phenomenon, and eventually their execution performance in a company. The breakdown of their interaction occurs when the individual contexts of a marketer and an engineer are secluded from one another. This book is not about a new concept, or a new technique. It tackles the big questions of how to develop the craft of the thinking that is required of us in high technology companies.
Drawing from fundamental economic principles and practical experience from the high technology semiconductor business, this book methodically demystifies the key to successful execution in the high technology space.
- Full Title: It’s Not About the Technology: Developing the Craft of Thinking for a High Technology Corporation
- Author: Raj Karamchedu
- Language: English
- Print Length: 218 Pages
- Print ISBN-13: 978-3540779797
- Publisher: Springer
- Published: February 2005
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