Books go through waves of reviews – executives, media, US readers, international readers. You appreciate them all because people take the time from their busy schedules to read, then provide feedback. Over the last couple of weeks I have received the first set of reviews for the upcoming book – comments from executives and influencers I respect. Most read a late draft of the book over the holidays so I am particularly thankful.
Here are some
Michael McNamara, CEO, Flextronics
“Technology enabled innovation is the future, but make no mistake, that future is here today. Mirchandani uses technology athletes to inspire us in that even the things we may think are impossible, are in fact either a current or near future reality.”
Phiroz Darukhanavala (Daru), VP and CTO, BP plc
“This book will inspire and energize you. Countering the prophets of doom who proclaim the “death of IT”, Mirchandani vividly illustrates through dozens of case studies that IT and related digital technologies are thriving in organizations big and small, public as well as private, changing the very nature of business products and processes. To the CIOs of organizations currently focused on spending millions of dollars on supporting traditional IT, this book is an urgent wake-up call that the emerging CIO role is to lead their organizations boldly into this digital world…… or else risk getting swept away by the relentless tide of new technology.”
Francisco D’Souza, President & CEO, Cognizant Technology Solutions
“In The New Technology Elite, Mirchandani reveals the secret sauce that separates corporate leaders from laggards, market winners from also rans in the unforgiving global economy. He neatly deconstructs the creative spark, innovative thinking and excellence of execution that successful companies must continuously master to translate smartly conceived and efficiently delivered technology solutions into market outperformance and sustainable competitive advantage. Doing so, reminds us that while technology innovation may start with tightly orchestrated ideation in the dark recesses of the virtual back office,
success is often determined by the industrial scale that is unleashed to create products and services that deliver vibrant and intuitive user experiences, as well as rich and utilitarian capabilities, that anticipate customer needs, today and tomorrow, and measure up to, if not exceed, rising consumer and business expectations.”
Peter Fingar, Business Strategy Advisor and author: Business
Innovation in the Cloud and Enterprise Cloud Computing.
“Mirchandani has done it again. After opening our eyes to compound technology innovations in his last book, The New Polymath, he now instructs us to become technology prosumers (producers and consumers), no matter what our business or industry. Traditionally technology consumers for back-office automation, smart companies are now learning to embed smart technology in their products and become technology producers that delight their tech-savvy customers. Carpe Diem, or
become a footnote in business history. Mirchandani tells us why and how."
Chris J. Murphy, Editor, InformationWeek
“This book isn't for those who want to stick to "IT as usual." Mirchandani uses real-world examples to catalog the wide range of forces driving IT leadership to adapt or fail in the digital economy.”
Timothy Christen, CEO, Baker Tilly
“Today, every company must ‘rethink everything’ from their core processes to their fundamental business models. In his new book, Mirchandani shows countless examples of how new technologies have removed historic barriers thus allowing companies to rethink everything. Mirchandani’s book is a must-read for business leaders who want to inspire and re-dedicate their workforce. More importantly, it will serve as a guide to the new ways with which collaboration, innovation, technology and more will fundamentally, permanently and perpetually change the businesses of today. If your firm has the will to change, this book has the guidance.”