Welcome to my new company, website and forthcoming book, The Tip of the Spear. It has been a very exciting journey. Thank you to my pal Stephen King for his great work in making all of the pieces come alive, the irascible and amazing Geoff Moore for the ongoing writing expertise and editorial and to Cynthia van Sundert for the clear eye and ESL language skills. It is all very much appreciated.
To read the full Tip of the Spear release, visit PRWEB: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/06/prweb13517531.htm
I have been slowly releasing my thinking and research over the past year in my personal blog jagyyc.com. As some of you will have read in these posts (culminating in my three-part series, The Tip of the Spear), I am very passionate about the subject of technology and digital disruption.
Discussion is everywhere on the implications and potentials – both good and bad – for a world that will be soon inundated with exponential technology changes.
I have been a part of this world for 30 years and I can assure you of two things: 1) no one knows where we are going to end up in 5 years let alone 10 or 30 years, and 2) we have to start having real conversations soon.
The genie is out of the bottle and it’s called: A.I., Robotics, Synthetic Biology, and several other disruptive technologies.
The Tip of the Spear is about three things:
people, change and how linear organizations have to become exponential
Our use of the technologies we have invented are now poised on a blade’s edge. Either the Tip of the Spear levels the playing field in areas such as Governance, Finance, and Education, or we use these extraordinary technologies to create further concentrations of wealth and increased inequality. Either we use our newly connected planet to have real conversations or we let it devolve into a rabble at the gate.
The rabble is increasingly making our citizens, companies and governments nervous. We see it in the Brexit vote, the rise of the American disenfranchised via Donald Trump, and the persistent unlevelled playing field across the world of finance, education and opportunity. I also see it in my city as it struggles with a new economic order and model. Finally, I see it the eyes of the newly unemployed.
It seems a cruel joke to me that just as we finish wiring up the planet to be able to connect the best of us – our ideas, hopes and innovation – the gaps start to show. Slowly at first, but inevitably in an exponential shift. Our linear minds and linear institutions cannot keep up.
The Tip of the Spear is about three things. Firstly, helping colleagues, companies, individuals and institutions really understand the scope and speed of change that is coming. Secondly, about preparing them for a change that recognizes that the technology genies are not going back in the bottle. Finally, how our linear organizations have an incredible new opportunity – likely an imperative – to think exponentially and act differently.
My work is to take one individual, one company, one institution, one linear model at a time and help make the change happen.
Thank you for coming along on this journey.
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