Monday, November 14, 2016

The book “IT Innovation - Reinvent IT for the Digital Age” Quote Collection

The industrial-based enterprise of the 20th century had run out of gas, and the digital enterprise of the 21st century has the new characteristics and DNA of innovation.


The purpose of new book IT innovation - Reinvent IT for the Digital Age” is to help business and IT leaders and digital professionals ride above the learning curve, reinvent IT as an innovation hub and game changer; reimagine IT as an innovation outlier; renovate a hybrid IT and digital organization; fine-tune IT as the digital whole brain of the organization; accelerate IT on the fast lane, rebuild IT as the business capability multiplier; empower IT as a digital change agent; and leverage the “alphabetic elements” to run a highly innovative IT organization for the digital age. Here is a set of quotes in the book of "IT Innovation":



  1. The industrial-based enterprise of the 20th century had run out of gas, and the digital enterprise of the 21st century has the new characteristics and DNA of innovation.
  2. IT continues to grow in importance to organizations, both operationally and as a competitive advantage.
  3. Innovation becomes simply “creating value by solving simple or complex problems.”
  4. IT can be an integral part of the business, by identifying the blind spots and close the gaps.
  5. To strengthen the IT-business link, it takes more resource to doing innovation, not just IT innovation, but business innovation.
  6. Silo thinking creates blind spots and enlarges IT-business gaps.
  7. The function of the bridge is to mind the gap; the wonder of the bridge is to create a scene.
  8. A transformation often needs to break down the outdated rules, and a transaction is following the rules.
  9. Digital organizations can become hyper-connected and “super-creative” via dealing with innovation dilemmas collectively.
  10. Develop talent for tomorrow, rather than just hire for yesterday.
  11. An outlier does not lack knowledge, but has the interdisciplinary understanding to see things differently.
  12. As a CIO, you need to understand what the organization’s expectation from IT through innovation lenses.
  13. Running IT with boldness doesn’t mean IT goes rogue, it means IT becomes more intelligent, innovative, agile, fast, and mature.
  14. The digital philosophy is to live as “customers,” when practicing IT management.
  15. In essence, innovation is the use of something that is new and unique, and you are able to create its business value.
  16. Silos build the wall in people’s minds and tie the knots in their hearts.
  17. For IT, information management is fundamental, and innovation management is value-added.
  18. IT has to continue to evolve the digital dynamic and reinvent itself as an innovative game changer.
  19. IT is the key component in catalyzing digital innovation and building up differentiated business capabilities nowadays.
  20. The challenge is having a harmonized vision about management philosophy, capability, structure, and maturity in a digital organization.
  21. Organizational democracy will begin to become a fundamental management practice to update the hierarchical command-control systems.
  22. A hybrid of centralization and decentralization is counter-balance of delivering effective IT capabilities.
  23. The essence of “Being Hybrid” is about balance - to keep things going steadfastly.
  24. Digital IT has a “hybrid” nature. IT management philosophy is transforming from “built to last,” to “wired for change.”
  25. The pervasive digitalization or IT consumerism requires the balance of “old experience” and “new way to do things,” the “learning and doing.”
  26. Portfolio management is about doing right things to achieve business effectiveness.
  27. Hybrid Thinking is a set of digital minds integrating the multiple thought processes to think bigger, think deeper, think broader, and think critical, etc.
  28. A CIO as “Chief Intrapreneur Officer” has creative, logical, hybrid, and abstract thinking traits.
  29. Only functioning as a whole brain, IT can strike the right balance between stability and agility; creativity and standardization; innovation and risk intelligence.
  30. IT needs to be super-glue to bridge business silos and enable holistic decision-making.
  31. The business’s potential depends on how it unleashes its information potential and talent potential.
  32. A digital IT organization with highly cognitive connectivity is like the nerve system of the business to collect, process and update information.
  33. IT with both high “digital IQ and EQ” can proactively build all different management capabilities and play a different role to the situation at hand.
  34. Information brings about business ideas; business ideas generate lots of information.
  35. A CIO can’t just sit back and apply yesterday’s techniques to today’s problems.
  36. Information Management is all about having the right people to have the right information to make right decisions at the right time.
  37. Organizations need to have Information Management strategy as an integral element in the business strategy.
  38. It is critical that IT is an active and even proactive participant and influencer in business decisions.



"IT Innovation" Book Introduction

"IT Innovation" Book Presentation Slideshare

"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 1 Introduction -Reinvent IT as an Innovation Hub

"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 2 Introduction - Reimagine IT as an Innovative Outlier

"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 3 Introduction - Renovate Hybrid IT and a Digital Organization

"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 4 Introduction - Fine Tune IT as the "Digital Whole Brain" of the Organization
"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 5 Introduction - Accelerate IT at the Fast Lane
"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 6 Introduction - Rebuild IT as Digital Capability Multiplier
"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 7 Introduction - Empower IT as Digital Change Agent
"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 8 Introduction -Run a Highly Innovative Digital Ready IT Organization
"IT Innovation" Book Chapter 9 - The Alphabetic Elements in Digital Innovation and IT Maturity
"IT Innovation" Book Conclusion - The Art of Possible - From Transactional IT to Transformational IT
"IT Innovation" Book Quote Collection I
"IT Innovation" Book Quote Collection II
"IT Innovation" Book Quote Collection III

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