Friday, January 5, 2018

The New Year “Digital Master” Book Series Highlight Jan. 2018

Digital makes a significant impact on every aspect of the business from people, process to technology, both horizontally and vertically. Digital becomes the very fabric of high performing business, being outside-in and customer-centric is the new mantra for forward-looking and high mature digital organizations today. At the heart of digital, it is people and how to build a customer-centric organization. But how to take a structural approach to digital transformation?

    The “Digital Master” Book Series Highlight

The “Digital Master” Book Series Summary “Digital Master” is the series of guidebooks (21+ books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way. Digital Master refers to those high-performing, highly innovative and high-mature (less than 15%) digital organizations; at the individual level, Digital Masters are those cross-generational digital professionals who are equipped with the advanced digital minds and build a unique set of digital capabilities.

The "Digital Master" Book Innovation core: Three innovation books in “Digital Master” series throw some light on understanding creativity and innovation from different angles and help both individuals and businesses develop the innovative mindset and strengthen their innovation muscles.

The “Digital Master” Book Series- The “Master Pieces” of “Digital Master”: Digital Masters are the organizations or individuals that have rich digital insight and high-level digital capability, not only to initiate enterprise-wide digital innovations but also have their very nature of digital influence or digital “persona.” They are strong digital business leaders or champions with their own unique strength and style.

The “Digital Master” Book Series - The “100 Series” of “Digital Master” As this notion of “digitization” is now affecting all aspects of business operations from innovation within and around business ecosystem to customer engagement, to business models and processes – and no industry is exempt. Hence, most companies naturally aim to move into a more advanced stage of digital deployment and expand in every dimension by tailoring their own unique strength and business maturity and take a holistic approach. The“100” implies the wholeness and hostism. They hope to outstrip competitors and eventually become the digital masters.

The “Digital Master” Book Series- The Board Directorship Core The corporate board directorship: Modern corporate boards play significant roles in guiding businesses toward the right direction and achieve expected business results. Due to the “VUCA” characteristics -Complexity, Uncertainty, Ambiguity, and Velocity of the Digital Era, the directorship in any organization must have the agility to adapt to changes and build abilities to advise, inspire, and motivate a group of people toward accomplishing shared visions and goals.

The “Digital Master” Book Series- IT Leadership Core Three digital CIO and IT leadership books in “Digital Master” series through some light on how to rejuvenate IT leadership and reinvent IT to get digital ready. The business paradigm is shifting from the industrial age to a new digital era. Digital organizations are hyper-connected and interdependent, and they have to continue to adapt to the digital new normal with “VUCA” characteristics -Velocity, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. IT plays a pivotal role in digital transformation with many expectations from business partners, and IT has many challenges to overcome for achieving the high level of digital maturity.

The “Digital Master” Book Series- Kick Out New Year With Five-Step Resolution Digital transformation requires mind shift. In addition to the set point changing, transformation requires first shifting mindsets, then building new skills, reinforcing and embedding new practices or reflexes

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The “Digital Master” Book Series Summary
The "Digital Master" Book Innovation Core


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