Far from being a management relic of our tumultuous times, organized abandonment may become even more important as companies strive to outpace ever-faster change. "There's going to be a higher order of abandonment," predicts Collier. "You'll start to abandon stuff before you even start it."
That's not a forecast Miller debates. "It's not easy, but you've got to do it," he says. "I don't see any business that can continue doing business the way it was doing it five or 10 years ago."