Tuesday, July 12, 2016

“Digital Valley” Book Tuning July, 2016

Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it. - Albert Einstein


We live in the age of information abundance, there are lots of data, lots of information, lots of smarts, lots of ability, lots of attitudes, but very, very little wisdom. “How do we get wisdom”? It’s the century-old question, and obviously, nobody can provide a perfect answer. The book “Digital Valley” guides digital leaders and professionals to understand the multidimensional digital wisdom in making fair judgments and sound decisions on the daily basis. Also, inspire them to make a profound positive influence on both professional career and personal life.



“Digital Valley” Book Tuning: How to Achieve Decision Making Excellence? Making decision is one of the most significant tasks for leaders, managers and digital professionals today. There are strategic decisions, operational decisions, and tactical decisions. The reason decision making is often a difficult task because it is contextual and situational, it takes a unique individual to understand a situation and relate it to the present. There are many variables in complex decision making, there are tradeoffs you have to leverage, and there is no magic formula to follow. So what are some effective decision-making mentalities, which tools should you apply, and what processes are necessary to achieve decision-making excellence?

"Digital Valley" Book Tuning VIII Creativity vs. Insight  Creativity is an innate process to create novel ideas, it is a type of “out-of-box” thinking; insight is thinking into the box after thinking out of the box. Creativity is a result of living in your intuitive space. It is an action or a reaction to the world. Insight is the deep intuitive understanding of things, and it often breaks through the conventional wisdom. Insight is not only about trying to "think outside the box," but an intuitive expression and alternative path that takes you wherever it needs to go, without boundaries, with the goal to think beyond the surface and break through conventional wisdom.

“Digital Valley” Book Tuning VII: Three Questions to Assess a Person’s Culture Wisdom? The definition of culture is “the mindsets, attitudes, feelings, values and behaviors that characterize and inform a group and its member.”  There are organizational culture, community culture, societal culture, etc. From a business perspective, culture is the way how we think and do things around here. Culture wisdom is the type of intelligence for tolerance of ambiguity, and a set of capabilities such as learning agility, cultural flexibility, empathetic communication, complexity handling. Etc. Which questions should you ask to assess a person’s culture wisdom?

Three Aspects in Making Effective Decisions? At today’s digital new normal -uncertainty, complexity, velocity, and ambiguity, the capability to make effective decisions becomes a more crucial leadership competency. There is fuzziness in the decision because there is fuzziness in conflicting criteria. An effective decision can be defined as an action you take that is logically consistent with the alternative you perceive, the information you get and the preference you have. A decision is a plan to change something in your current situation. A"decision" has lots of connotations of finality. What seems to mark those good problems solvers out from others is their ability to frame issues, problems, and decision options and turn them into  potential opportunities, tangible outcomes, and inspirational change & transformation. What are the logical steps in making effective decisions, though?

"Digital Valley" Book Tuning V: Three Causes of Innovation Blue Innovation is the light every organization is chasing, however, the majority of organizations still use innovation as a buzzword or treat innovation as a serendipity. They might put a lot of effort or make a big investment on it, but statistically, innovation management has very low percentage of success rate. Many organizations even experience innovation blue and suffer from innovation pitfalls. So what are the root causes of innovation fatigue or creativity brain drain, and how to improve innovation management effectiveness?


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