The “Beginning” Quotes of “Digital Master” July 2020


"Digital Master” is a series of guidebooks (28 books) to perceive the multi-faceted impact digital is making to the businesses and society, help forward-thinking organizations navigate through the journey in a systematic way, and avoid “rogue digital.” It perceives the emergent trends of digital leadership, provides advice on how to run a digital organization to unleash its full potential and improve agility, maturity, and provide insight about Change Management. It also instructs the digital workforce on how to shape a game-changing digital mindset and build the right set of digital capabilities to compete for the future. Here is a set of ”Beginning” quotes in “Digital Master.”


1 The human-centered design begins with deep empathy and an in-depth understanding of the needs and motivations of people from different perspectives.

2 Identification of the novel is only the beginning, the heavy lifting starts as a firm aligns resources and executes seamlessly, and hopefully, the firm can manage innovation lifecycle and executes in a manner that provides sustained competitive advantage.

3 Sometimes the decision is managed as the end effect, not the beginning. The importance of the process becomes critical as decisions become highly complex and involve diverse stakeholders.

4 Life is just like a jigsaw puzzle. There are so many pieces with blended colors. In the beginning, you feel confused and don’t know how to get started, but it is an exciting adventure.

5 The development of robust business strategies is greatly aided by beginning with a rich problem framing process, robust strategy alternatives, agreed criteria on which the strategies ought to be compared, an understanding of the risks/uncertainties facing the business unit in executing the strategy.

6 In the beginning, you often make a one-dimensional, linear, arithmetic concept of accumulation, but at the end, when you have gone through the mufti-dimensional analysis or process, nonlinear thinking helps you understand things systematically, to embrace the emergent changes or properties, comprehend dynamics, inductions or deductions, understand variables, interfaces, and interaction.

7 The business/IT/software architectures are the effective management tools to help evaluate whether the business initiative is worth the effort with tangible ROI, budget/workforce assignment, the impact to the company, the employees, and the IT resources can be clearly gauged before beginning, to make sure that at an early stage, your customers, the rest of your organization can reap the benefits and are aware of this.

8 In the beginning, you often make a small change with linear steps. In the end, when you have gone through the multidimensional analysis or processes and when everything else is in place, you practice nonlinear thinking and holistic management discipline.
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