There are a ton of business books published every year that describe how to lead, how to develop strategy, how to build companies that last, some that are good, some that are great and a few that are memorable. But nothing like a book that I had been meaning to read for a long time and just finished. Walter Isaacson’s biography of that mercurial, volatile, charismatic, reviled by some, loved by some and respected by all builder of the most valuable company in the world, “Steve Jobs”, rates up there among one of the best business books I have read. I realize now after reading this book, how I, as billions of other people on this planet, came to assimilate the genius of his thinking and evolve into a household that has adopted all Apple devices and a has become a long term investor in its shares. And to add a personal note, I was also happy to read of the impact that India had on him from his teenage days, in separating the essential from the superfluous, in his unique design philosophy.
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Digital transformation remains a hot topic as the convergence of new customer preferences and expectations, and the increasing number of touchpoints is driving business and technology decision-making like never before.
Yesterday I talked about some of the cultural and strategic matters a company needs to get right before going global. Once those are taken care of, it can begin tackling the legal and technological issues at hand.
The global marketplace is quickly becoming a more integrated environment where individuals and businesses collaborate in real time across multiple geographies. This is possible today because of new innovations in technologies and the ability to work seamlessly in virtual space. The development of cloud technologies, as well as the availability of on-demand solutions, knowledge workers, and equipment resources, makes it possible to operate as a global player in a growing marketplace.