– CHARLES DARWIN
The famous quote from Charles Darwin seems apt for the Disruptive Digital Era, moving beyond the realms of physical limitations, opening new frontiers, and changing the fundamentals along the way. As a result, we are seeing the creation of highly Agile, Fearless and Hyper-Connected Digital Enterprise, willing to take on the world with unknowns at a rate never seen before. This book is a guiding lense to those established enterprises, who are weathering the storm, trying to re-invent themselves amidst disruptions, that are threatening to take away their very existence. And also to the budding one`s with blue eyed approach to win the market and make an impact on their customers. This book will offer transformation leaders with
Guiding framework for a transformed Disruptive Mindset
Building Blocks of Disruptive Digital Enterprise
Engagement models that define Customer Experience
Digital Maturity Model, Toolkits and Assessment Framework
Building a Roadmap Design
Disruptive Digital is richly illustrated with real world examples from Netflix, GE, Microsoft, Uber, Nike etc. along with detailed case studies of Indian Railways and Amazon, analyzing their digital maturity and roadmap moving forward. The book introduces a fresh perspective and innovative model to guide leaders and their teams in expanding their capacity to engage in the new disruptive era.
ANUJ PANDEY is a leading voice in the Digital Transformation domain with more than 16 years of experience in setting up new business lines within IT and Telecom domain. Being a thought leader, he pursues strategies for engagements on Business Transformation and Technology, and has led various transformation journeys along the way. He is an accomplished speaker at various technology events across the globe and has also featured in the 2012 edition of PC Quest magazine, focusing on Cloud adoption within SMB. Being an avid blogger, Anuj has written articles like “The Rise of Digital Enterprise” and “Fresh Talent: The Next Vantage Point” which have been well received. No doubt, the inspiration to write this book comes from the valuable experiences he has gained over the years.
Developing video games—hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean—it's nothing short of miraculous.
Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings—even as it nearly ripped their studio apart.
Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell—and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
“Satya has charted a course for making the most of the opportunities created by technology while also facing up to the hard questions.” – Bill Gates from the Foreword of Hit Refresh
The New York Times bestseller Hit Refresh is about individual change, about the transformation happening inside of Microsoft and the technology that will soon impact all of our lives—the arrival of the most exciting and disruptive wave of technology humankind has experienced: artificial intelligence, mixed reality, and quantum computing. It’s about how people, organizations, and societies can and must transform and “hit refresh” in their persistent quest for new energy, new ideas, and continued relevance and renewal.
Microsoft’s CEO tells the inside story of the company’s continuing transformation, tracing his own personal journey from a childhood in India to leading some of the most significant technological changes in the digital era. Satya Nadella explores a fascinating childhood before immigrating to the U.S. and how he learned to lead along the way. He then shares his meditations as a sitting CEO—one who is mostly unknown following the brainy Bill Gates and energetic Steve Ballmer. He tells the inside story of how a company rediscovered its soul—transforming everything from culture to their fiercely competitive landscape and industry partnerships. As much a humanist as engineer and executive, Nadella concludes with his vision for the coming wave of technology and by exploring the potential impact to society and delivering call to action for world leaders.
“Ideas excite me,” Nadella explains. “Empathy grounds and centers me.” Hit Refresh is a set of reflections, meditations, and recommendations presented as algorithms from a principled, deliberative leader searching for improvement—for himself, for a storied company, and for society.
Raining Treasure is a collection of those gems which accumulate and pour from the eyes later in your years. The cry of a mother, the sigh of a lover and an inquiry of a confused soul lost into the loudness of the world.
Sometimes, it’s not the answer one seeks, it’s the question.
Raining Treasure is one of those unsolved puzzles a humble soul tries to decode.