To navigate today’s markets successfully, a company should be designed as a flexible adaptive network, comprising a portfolio of businesses leveraging a central business model platform and an external partner ecosystem. For example, rather than focusing on just one business, the fragmentation and volatility of today’s markets mean a company must continually evolve its portfolio of related businesses. Such company design principles apply to companies of all sizes and at all stages of growth. In the past only large companies were able to move beyond their initial core businesses, but in today’s open markets companies must be designed to do so from an early stage. More information and online registration is here.