I'm referring to How Dell Does It
- Play where you can win : where there is profit and growth, where your business model has an edge, where you have vendors providing standard-based components.
- Use metrics everywhere.
- Adapt your organizational structures, your people(e.g. segment/modularize their responsibilities), the info flow in response to the markets and the technologies.
In other words,
1. play where you can win and
2. do play there.
3. monitor how you play and
If this is very obvious, that's Dell's genius.
If it's not that obvious in the book , but obvious only in my summary, maybe that's my genius.