Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Popular Quotes Collection of “Digital Master” Book Series


“Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (12+ books) with five pillars to perceive the multifaceted impact digital is making to the business and our society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the digital journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” Here is the set of popular quotes for conveying the digital vision and sharing the unique insight about the digital transformation.



The function of the bridge is to mind the gap; the wonder of the bridge is to create a scene.”

“A transformation often needs to break down the outdated rules, and a transaction is following the rules.”

“Digital organizations can become hyper-connected and “super-creative” via dealing with innovation dilemmas collectively.”

“Develop talent for tomorrow, rather than just hire for yesterday.”

“As a CIO, you need to understand what the organization’s expectation from IT through innovation lenses.”



“Thought leadership is by nature evolutionary, in that it must always be part of an ever-evolving flow.”

“Inspiration is the result of moments of insight and a key component of internal “drive.”  

“The brain is to mind as the eye is to sight.”

“A mind is not profound by itself, just like a tree without a root.”

“Cognition can happen in many different ways and combinations.”




“A problem-solving mind focuses on keeping the end in mind, to solve PROBLEMS in optimal ways.”

“One of the most influential aspects of people's psychology is how they perceive the world around them and how they relate to it.”

“IT more often needs to play a pivotal role in discovering the path to strategy implementation.”

“Digital IT is all about speed, agility, and flexibility.”

“IT delivery is about People, Process, and Technology.”




“The Board must set a tone for digital leadership.”

“The digital Board will help set the principles to innovate talent management and embrace digital fitness.”

“The BoDs and business leaders must work with the right mindset to make good policies and create an inclusive organization with every dip in the business life cycle.”

“Being digital-ready is an overarching approach via building a set of “digital -flavored” cultures and taking a series of stepwise practices.”

“The Boardroom Paradox: Harden the softest like culture, and soften the hardest like number.”  


“You cannot “disrupt” without incremental innovation being part of the process.”

“The very nature of open innovation is to take advantage of all sources of creativity in a more open way and make a leap of innovation management to the next level.”

“The mindset, vision, competency, capability, culture and marketing opportunity are all great starting point for business model innovation.”

“Management innovation has both hard elements such as process and metrics; and soft elements such as communication and culture.”

The best way to foster creativity is to help people communicate in a way that instills confidence, not fear.”


“Be humble, desire insight, squash arrogance, and be cognizance of unknown.”
“Change Management can become more successful with people at the core of change, the cause of change and the purpose of change.”
“Innovation is the change, Change Management needs to be an integral part of innovation management.”
“The “result” of micromanagement is perhaps tangible in the short run, but more often causes damage for the long term.”
“The “result” of micromanagement is perhaps tangible in the short run, but more often causes damage for the long term.”
“To think critically, it is first maturing and distancing a bit from self, no matter what level one lives on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.”
Pearl Zhu, Change Insight: Change as an Ongoing Capability to Fuel Digital Transformation

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