Posts tagged The Second Machine Age
What We're Reading - August 2019
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August 8, 2019

This month is Jeff's book recommendation: The Second Machine Age by Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.

The Second Machine Age reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds—from lawyers to truck drivers—will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die.

Every business is being impacted by the digital/cognitive era and this book does a good job of framing the scope, implications and a view into the future. The challenge is that every journey is different, requiring clarity of core, strong prioritization capabilities, becoming a data company, and transforming the competency set of the organization.