Jim Lejeal has opinions on the “Real Time Enterprise” : “Target had a choice – do what Wal-Mart did or do what K-Mart did – become an RTE or file their bankruptcy.” - having done some work on this, I’ll second his opinion. (Small businesses owners who don’t have Dell’s or Wal-Mart’s budget and are thinking about what they want to be when they grow up will need to approach the problem in a different way, and I suggest they start by reading The E-Myth Revisted: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (and thank you, Bill Trenchard, for pointing me to that one).)