Prepared by Peter Jay Sorenson CMC® – Cyber Grand Challenge!
Originally posted on 01 August 2016; Reposted on 28 August 2016
Digital Highway Cyber Grand Challenge & DEFCON Hacker Conference:
In thinking about going to the Cyber Grand Challenge I ponder upon the article I posted a LinkedIn (March 2016) article called “Are You Road Kill on the Digital Highway? The Downton Abbey Metaphor.” (http://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-road-kill-digital-highway-downton-abbey-metaphor-sorenson-cmc).
Also, in May of 2016 I did a presentation at the Dallas Fort Worth OD Network called “R U Road Kill on the Digital Highway? Bring Google Thinking In to Stay Alive.”
Perhaps you see a pattern here. Most of us are road kill on the digital highway. But we don’t have to be. We can prevent it. We can avoid it. But it will take hard work and getting out of our comfort zone.
So this week I am getting out of my comfort zone and am prepared for some hard work. I am attending the DARPA Cyber Grand Challenge (http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/cyber-grandchallenge) (https://www.cybergrandchallenge.com/) and the DEFCON Hacker Conference (https://www.defcon.org/html/defcon-24/dc-24-index.html) in Las Vegas.
I am trying to take my own prescription.
Here is the prescription that I made at the DFW OD Net Meeting:
As a non-technical member or leader of an organization we need to become familiar with at least the following:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Big Data
- Data Analytics
- Internet of Things (IOT)
- Machine Learning
- Social Media
- Human Resources in a Digital World
- 3 D Printing
That does not mean you have to become expert in all these areas. It does mean you do need to understand the terminology, have a working with knowledge of, and a clear insight about the implications of these areas of knowledge for how organizations and people work. We cannot allow ourselves to be clueless, ignorant fools.
And we need to understand how these and other elements of the digital world influence Strategy Formulation and Implementation and Organization Design.
Your assignment for getting on to the digital highway is to:
- Pick five articles and read them this week
- Pick five articles and read them next week
- Pick five articles and read them the week after that
- And cover the whole list
- Then find your own digital world articles to read every week.
Here is the list of recommended readings to prepare for the Cyber Grand Challenge:
Digital Ideas Bibliography
Prepared by Peter Jay Sorenson CMC®
Version 1, 10 May 2016
Strategy in a Digital World:
- Dawson, Angus, Martin Hirt, Jay Scanlan, “The Economic Essentials of Digital Strategy: A Supply and Demand Guide to Digital Disruption,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2016
- Dawson, Angus and Chris Bradley, “How to Make Sense of Digital Disruption: A Digital-Strategy Framework,” Video, McKinsey Quarterly,
- Kirkland, Rik, “How Blockchains Could Change the World: Interview with Don Tapscott,” McKinsey, May 2016.
- Ignore Bitcoin’s challenges. In this interview, Don Tapscott explains why blockchains, the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency, have the potential to revolutionize the world economy.
- Tapscott, Don and Alex Tapscott, Blockchain Revolution: How the Technology Behind Bitcoin is Changing Money, Business, and the World, Portfolio Publishing, New York, 2016.
- Seitz, Barr, “Learning from Google’s Digital Culture: Interview with Google’s VP of US Sales and Operations Jon Kaplan,” McKinsey, June 2015
- Stratfor Analysis Staff, “Adding New Layers to 3-D Printing.” Stratfor, 01 April 2016
- Stratfor Staff, “Artificial Intelligence Gets a Little Smarter,” Stratfor Global Intelligence, 18 March 2016
- “Artificial Intelligence Meets the C-Suite: Interview of Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson, Anthony Goldbloom, and Jeremy Howard,” McKinsey Quarterly, September 2014
- Chui, Michael, James Manyika, and Mehdi Miremadi, “Four Fundamentals of Workplace Automation,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2015.
- Analysis Team, “The Slow Drive Toward Automated Vehicles,” Stratfor Global Intelligence, 18 April 2016
- David Freeman, David, “Self-Driving Cars Could Save Millions Of Lives — But There’s A Catch: The Robot Revolution will be Complicated,” The Huffington Post, 18 February 2016
- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-moral-imperative-thats-driving-the-robot- revolution_us_56c22168e4b0c3c550521f64
- Rosenthal, Caitlin, “Big Data in the Age of the Telegraph,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2013
- Turck, Matt, Jim Hao, FirstMark Capital, “Big Data Landscape 2016 Diagram,” Downloaded 04 March 2016.
- Mathew, George, “Five Ways Data Analytics Will Shape Business, Sports And Politics In 2016,” Forbes, 20 January 2016
- Vanian, Jonathan, “Big Data Gone Mainstream?” Fortune, 13 January 2016
Internet of Things (IOT):
- Bughin, Jacques, Michael Chui, and James Manyika, “An Executive’s Guide to the Internet of Things,” McKinsey Quarterly, August 2015
- Bilton, Nick, “The Pitfalls of the D.I.Y. Connected Home,” The New York Times, 14 October 2015
- Bilton, Nick, “Pitfalls of the Connected Home (Part 2),” The New York Times, 21 October 2015
- Bilton, Nick, “Nest Thermostat Glitch Leaves Users in the Cold,” The New York Times, 13 January 2016
- Pyle, Dorian and Cristina San Jose, “An Executive’s Guide to Machine Learning,” McKinsey Quarterly, June 2015
- Moorman, Christine, “The Social Media Spend-Impact Disconnect,” Forbes, 16 February 2016
Human Resources in a Digital World:
- De Smet, Aaron, Susan Lund, and William Schaninger, “Organizing for the Future,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2016 (Platform-based talent markets help put the emphasis in human- capital management back where it belongs—on humans.)
R U Road Kill on the Digital Highway?
Bring Google Thinking In to Stay Alive
Prepared by Peter Jay Sorenson CMC®
Version 2, 05 May 2016
Organization Design and Change
- Gaul, Patty, “Disruptive Entrepreneurship: Learning from the Young”, TD Magazine, ATD, 08 August 2015
- Shepard, Herbert, “Rules of Thumb for Change Agents,” Herbert Shepard Foundation, Originally Published 1975.
- Reprinted courtesy of the Herbert Shepard Foundation, herbertshepard.org. Extracted from “Essence of a Proactive Life,” Second Essay: “How to Stay Alive.”
- Sorenson CMC®, Peter Jay, “Are You Road Kill on the Digital Highway? The Downton Abby Metaphor,” Version 1, 08 March 2016
Getting Into the Google Mindset
- Bryant, Adam, “Google’s Quest to Build a Better Boss,” The New York Times, 12 March 2011
- Constine, Josh, “Google Shreds Bureaucracy To Keep Talent Loyal To The Alphabet,” TechCrunch, 10 August 2015
- Duhigg, Charles, “What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team,” The New York Times, 25 February 2016
- New research reveals surprising truths about why some work groups thrive and others falter
- http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/magazine/what-google-learned-from-its-quest-to-build-the-perfect- team.html?_r=0
- Finley, Klint, “DevOps Isn’t a Job. But It’s Still Important Business,” Wired, 21 May 2015
- Garvin, David A., “How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management,” Harvard Business Review, December 2013
- Levy, Steve, In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives, Simon & Schuster, New York, 2011. (ISBN-10:1416596585)
- Levy, Steve, “Larry Page Wants to Return Google to Its Startup Roots,” Wired Magazine, 18 March 2011
- Manjoo, Farhad, “Google, Mighty Now, But Not Forever,” The New York Times, 11 February 2015
- http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/12/technology/personaltech/googles-time-at-the-top-may-be-nearing- its-end.html
- Manjoo, Farhad, The Happiness Machine: How Google Became Such a Great Place to Work,” Slate, 21 January 2013
- Metz, Cade, “Here’s How Google Makes Sure It (Almost) Never Goes Down (Site Reliability Engineers – SRE — DevOps)”, Business, Wired, 06 April 2016
- Schmidt, Eric and Jonathan Rosenberg, How Google Works, Grand Central Publishing, New York, 2016. (ISBN-10:1455582328; ISBN-13: 978-1455582327)
- Sorenson CMC®, Peter Jay, “Notes: Everyday Compassion at Google (Chade Meng Tan – TED Talk In New York at the UN Building – November 2010),” Version 2, 27 April 2014
- Walker, Joseph, “School’s in Session at Google,” The Wall Street Journal, Executive Education, 05 July 2012
- Wojcicki, Susan, “The Eight Pillars of Innovation,” Think with Google, July 2011
By the way, as soon as you publish this kind of bibliography in the fast paced world of organizations today it is out of date. But it is at least a toehold to becoming current.
Personal Desired Outcome – Cyber Grand Challenge & DEFCON:
My personal desired outcome this week is to meet as many people who understand the digital world as I can. I will engage in conversations about their perspectives, their work, and the issues they see on the road ahead. I will approach these conversations with a “humble inquiry” perspective (see Ed Schein’s book by that name). I will keep my ears, heart, and intellect open to where others are coming from and what I can learn from and with them.
Each day I will send Tweets (http://twitter.com/PJSorensonCMC/) and post on LinkedIn with my observations, questions, and probably confusions. I look forward to your feedback, questions, and comments.