Friday, November 17, 2017

The Monthly “Dot Connections: Interdisciplinary Dots Connection Nov. 2017

There are multiple viewpoints to understand digital, and there is no one size fits all formula for digital transformation.

The effects of an increasingly digitalized world are now reaching into every corner of businesses and every aspect of organizations. There are many views to understand digitalization, and there is no one size fits all formula to pursue it. Each organization just has to connect the dots, "walk the talk," and explore their own way, start creating their own strategy and build their own differentiated business competency and “integrated whole,” to get digital ready.  

               Interdisciplinary Dots Connection

Entrepreneurship vs. Art?  The basic principle of business is to make some monetary profit, whereas the basic principle of Art is simply to express feelings. So what’s the correlation between business and art? Is it difficult to move the needle on perspectives and long-accepted assumptions about artists and businessmen?
Knowledge vs. Imagination Perhaps it is another chicken and the egg debate: Knowledge vs. Imagination, which one is more important? There is no imagination without knowledge, and there is no knowledge without imagination. Putting information in a human memory is not similar to data storage, as you have to sort through,  transform it into the knowledge, and abstract the insight or recreate the new knowledge at the advanced level.
Science vs. Spiritualism  Science hasn't yet to quantify and rationalize things like the human spirit, consciousness, evolution, and quantum particle characteristics. The deeper down the rabbit hole they seem to go, the more perplexed they become. Spiritualism usually implies the existing or the 'calling up' of the paranormal, mediums, communication.
Science vs. Philosophy "Philosophy is the history of ideas and an ongoing inquiry into the nature of things based on abstract reasoning rather than empirical methods. Philosophy involves examining basic concepts such as truth, existence, reality, causality, and freedom. Philosophy comprises logic, aesthetics, ethics, metaphysics, ontology, and epistemology. And science, which was formerly labeled natural philosophy, is now studied separately. Talking about science, it claims to be based on two types of reasoning (a). Inductive: If something has been happening in a particular fashion since time immemorial, it will keep on happening in the same way. (b). Deductive: These are deduced from inductive laws by using a toolkit called mathematics. Science vs. Philosophy, are they competitive or compatible disciplines, and how to leverage them in solving complex problems.
 Brain Plasticity vs. Computer “Plasticity” Brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity or cortical remapping, is a term that refers to the brain's ability to change and adapt as a result of experience. ( We can "build" new neural pathways, increase the overall density of the "neural map" and synapses, etc.
The “Future of CIO” Blog has reached 2 million page views with about #4200th blog posting in 59+ different categories of leadership, management, strategy, digitalization, change/talent, etc. The content richness is not for its own sake, but to convey the vision and share the wisdom. Blogging is not about writing, but about thinking and innovating the new ideas; it’s not just about WHAT to say, but about WHY to say, and HOW to say it. It reflects the color and shade of your thought patterns, and it indicates the peaks and curves of your thinking waves. Unlike pure entertainment, quality and professional content takes time for digesting, contemplation and engaging, and therefore, it takes time to attract the "hungry minds" and the "deep souls." It’s the journey to amplify diverse voices and deepen digital footprints, and it's the way to harness your innovative spirit.


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