The Next Step in Cloud Computing–Humans
Tom left me thinking about the cloud and the possibilities in a totally different way. It’s not about technology. It’s about how we collaborate, work, influence and experience the world!
Thomas Koulopoulos, author of Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale and Success (Social Century) is my guest in this Thursday podcast. His work has been praised by luminaries such as Peter Drucker and Tom Peters, who called his writing, “a brilliant vision of where we must take our enterprises to survive and thrive.” And according to the late Peter Drucker, Tom’s writing “makes you question not only the way you run your business but the way you run yourself.”
I ask Tom in the podcast, “Who is going to read his book? He replied; It's not meant for the technologist. It's not a book about technology. It's for the businessperson who wants to understand how they can better leverage these new behaviors in the Cloud. It's for us as individuals, who will need to, in very little ways, be able to surf this tsunami of connections.” Tom is correct; however, he may be too modest. I believe the technologist will enjoy the book tremendously as they see their craft humanized in a way that may cause a little reflection of their own.
About Thomas Koulopoulos: The author of eight books and founder of Delphi Group, a 20-year-old Boston-based think tank, which was named one of the fastest growing private companies in the US by Inc. Magazine. Delphi provides advice on innovation practices and methods to Global 2000 organizations and government agencies. He is also an Executive in Residence at Bentley University, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, and past Executive Director of the Perot Systems Innovation Lab, which was acquired in 2009 by Dell Computer.