UK: Intergalactic teamwork triumphs.

UK: Intergalactic teamwork triumphs. - As a parable for a battle between two huge corporations, Rhymer Rigby finds that Star Wars is a showcase of all the best management techniques - teams in action, lean organisations, knowledge management.

As a parable for a battle between two huge corporations, Rhymer Rigby finds that Star Wars is a showcase of all the best management techniques - teams in action, lean organisations, knowledge management.

In a sense, Star Wars is a bit like Sun Tzu's Art of War - both concern events that happened a long time ago and far, far away. And, to the modern business person, both are as relevant as tomorrow's Financial Times. Star Wars offers us a parable for two huge corporations slugging it out under duopoly conditions, each with its strengths and weaknesses: one is better resourced and run; the other more creative, flexible and reliant on its human capital.

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