Friday, November 28, 2014

Business Defenses

To continue with the metaphor of businesses being like organisms where some businesses 'consume' other businesses while some businesses enter into symbiotic relationships with other businesses there are also businesses that defend themselves against being 'eaten' by other larger or more aggressive business entities. An active organization should maintain passive as well as active means by which it protects itself from being preyed upon by other organizations.

Some businesses would employ camouflage to escape being pray to other 'predictor' businesses. Others might fight back to survive. Still others might try to withdraw and retreat to be safe.

It is interesting to note that as some organisms may be specialized in preying upon other specific organisms, also in the world of businesses some businesses might be specialized in preying upon particular types of other businesses.