1 Nugent, J. H. (2002). Plan to win: Analytical and operational tools—Gaining competitive advantage. New York: McGraw-Hill. For a complete array of analytical tools and examples, see this reference in its entirety.
2 Nugent, J. H. (2001). Telecom downturn was no surprise. Dallas Fort Worth TechBiz (www.dfwtechbiz.com), September 10–18, 22. Provided in this article was the analysis that permitted all to see the rapid decline in the telecommunications sector based upon key market driver satiation or mitigation.
3 Hilliard Consulting Group, Inc., McKinney, Texas. Model was first developed by J. Nugent at the Hilliard Consulting Group, Inc. in 1999.
5 http://search.ntia.doc.gov and http://www.fcc.gov.
6 See http://www.time-domain for an excellent tutorial on ultrawideband radio.
8 http://www.fcc.com—the FCC generally defines broadband as 200 KBPS in both directions.
9 Hunger, J. D., & Wheelan, T. L. Strategic management (7th ed.) (p. 300). New York: Prentice Hall.
10 The New York Times, Intel Corporation insert, June 4, 2002.
11 The New York Times, Intel Corporation insert, June 4, 2002, p. 62. For a complete explanation as to how to use Porter's discrete competitive models in conjunction with one another versus as opposite solutions, see Nugent, J. H. (2002). Plan to win: Analytical and operational tools—Gaining competitive advantage. New York: McGraw-Hill.
12 The Dallas Morning News, September 3, 2002, and http://www.ti.com.
13 Wireless System Design, March 1999, p. 9, as adapted by J. Nugent.
14 Christensen, C. (1997). The innovator's dilemma. Harvard Business School Press. This book provides excellent insight into the realm of disruptive technologies and demonstrates how they can quickly appear and capture entire markets. Note that the book is misnamed. It is actually not the innovator's dilemma, but everyone else's.
15 2000 U.S. Census data: http://quickfacts.census.gov/hunits.
16 Maslow, A. (1971). The farther reaches of human nature. New York: Viking Press; (1943). A theory of human motivation. Psychological Review, 50, 370–396.
17 For a great examination of disruptive technologies, see Christensen, C. M. (1997). The innovator's dilemma: When new technologies cause great firms to fail. Harvard Business School Press. Please note that the author believes this book is misnamed. It is not the Innovator's Dilemma, but everyone else's.
18 Based on the pioneering work of Slywotzky, A. J., Morrison, D. J., Moser, T., Mundt, K. A., & Quella, J. A. (1999). Profit Patterns. New York: Random House, in their discussion of "The Polarization Phenomenon."
19 Slywotzky, A. J., Morrison, D. J., Moser, T., Mundt, K. A., & Quella, J. A. (1999). Profit Patterns. New York: Random House.
20 Altman, E. I. (1983). Corporate financial distress: A complete guide to predicting, avoiding, and dealing with bankruptcy. New York: John Wiley & Sons. The author does not apply Altman's algorithm in its pure form; rather, he uses decimal representations of Altman's weighting functions.