288 pages | 35 B/W Illus.
The world beyond 2020 will be profoundly different than today. Radical transformative technologies are changing the relationship between mankind and machines in a way that Wells, Orwell, or Jobs even, could fathom. Nobody can tell for certain what will emerge from these tectonic shifts, save for the fact that the status quo is already obsolete. In effect, humanity has entered a new age in its evolution: the Symbiocene era. Societal issues notwithstanding, the existential concern for businesses and organizations everywhere is pressing: how survive, or better yet, thrive in this brave new scary world?
The Binary Firm explores the orchestrating strategies to get in front of the technological tsunami that is sweeping the globe. Tsunami is not too strong a word: witness the threat posed by artificial intelligence to the very nature of work. The book constructs a conceptual management framework engineered to anticipate changes and power the organization to exploit them to its immediate advantage. The exposition goes beyond worn-out buzzwords like innovation, disruption, collaboration. It dives into the underlying foundation of an organization impacting its financial destiny.
This book will resonate with managers and entrepreneurs who may struggle to master the often-mystifying rigors of digital forces. As goes the new adage, every business is a software company. But how to tame this feral beast? Readers will find pragmatic answers herein. No organization can afford the status quo in this era of pervasive interconnections. This is the playbook to change your game and succeed at digitally transforming your organization without breaking the bank.
List of Tables. List of Figures. Preface. Acknowledgments. About the author. Chapter Summaries. Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION. Chapter 2 The SYMBIOCENE AGE. Chapter 3 THE NATURE OF DATA. Chapter 4 DATA DEMANDS. Chapter 5 THE BUSINESS MODEL. Chapter 6 BINARY TOOLS. Chapter 7 ENGAGEMENT. Chapter 8 PEOPLE DIGITAL. Chapter 9 PROJECT DIGITAL. Chapter 10 CONCLUSION. Index.