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Business @ the Speed of Thought: Succeeding in the Digital Economy Hardcover – March 24, 1999
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The book is probably a 3.5 star read today as it is dated, however I uprated it because it is just amazing to see how close to the pin Bill Gates got. A good and interesting read for certain.
Bill Gates' focus in Business @ The Speed of Thought is teaching us how to build a "digital nervous system" -- a real-time and complete information flow. Gates is famous for valuing "information smarts," where the only statements allowed in a discussion are based on actionable facts; going-nowhere drivel has no place in Microsoft meetings, and now, at his Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Here are Bill Gates' steps to building a digital nervous system, which is at the heart of the success of Microsoft and the Foundation:
1) Think hard and write down, What facts are actionable for my company?
2) What are questions to which the answers change my company's actions?
3) Build an information system that answers these questions.
4) If my current business information system does not answer these questions, build one that does.
The book in detail, always with data and examples to back each statement, goes into how to build this information system, and why. Each chapter ends with "Business Lessons" -- a summary of chapter key points -- and "Diagnosing Your Digital Nervous System" -- a set of questions for improving your information system. The "Diagnosing Your Digital Nervous System" questions alone are worth picking up the book.
I found the book dense with facts and examples (relevant at least as much now in 2013, if not more so, than when the book was written in 1998). I recommend you listen to the audiobook of Business @ The Speed of Thought to get through the content, and buy the hard copy, which is useful for referencing certain points, especially the diagnostic sections ending each chapter, and the appendix.
Don't pass up an opportunity to learn from someone who has achieved so much.
With the edition of tablet computing and mobile communication,and unified commuication ability theis book can be a guide to implement these new devices. The problem with tablets is how do you grow a wi-fi enviroment and make sure its secure.
a possible solution would be to use a disposable token system that would expire in a specified period of time
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