Inflection Point by Scott Stawski


Do you wonder how the convergence of cloud, mobility, apps, and data will shape the future of your own business?  Scott Stawski is the executive of Hewlett Packard Enterprise and he wrote this complete guide for any CEO, CIO, and business or IT professional.  If you want to learn how to turn your business into a success as a competitive edge that haps propel it faster and go further in the future this is a must read bookThis book should become very popular as the publisher is by Pearson Education, LTD.  When I went to college most of my books were bought by this publisher.

“When you think about going sailing off the coast of a faraway land, you probably don’t imagine yourself fighting for your life in a sudden, horrible storm.  But that’s what happened to us, and I’m very fortunate to be ab alive to tell the tale.”  The book shows photos of the Stawski family, during the sailing trip to St. Vincent and the Grenadines when all of the sudden a normal squall turns into Tropical Storm and eventually Hurricane “Alex.”   The lesson is that even though they went through such an exhausting and soaked experience sailing they felt great about survival and faced a daunting situation a prevailed it.

At the foundation of the inflection point is information technology, specifically the convergence of cloud, mobility, software as a service (SaaS) and data. Ray Kurzweil said, “Our intuition about the future is linear.  But the reality of information technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference.  If I take thirty steps linearly, I get to thirty.  If I take thirty steps exponentially, I get to a billion.”

This book is an eye opener to all businesses that face the future of change in technology.  An example to show you is that when Amazon began competing with Barnes & Noble, in two short years, the upstart opine retailer managed to eclipse Barnes & Noble not only in sales but in market valuation.  In fact, Amazon’s market value was bigger than that of Barnes & Noble and their next biggest competitor, Borders, Inc. is now out of business.

What I liked most about the book is that the reality of how business needs to change with the transformation of technology will advance their future or create its failure.  Each chapter has a complete bibliography at the end of the book. “There were five exabytes of information created between the dawn of civilization through 2003, but that much information is now created every two days, according to Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google.  I hope you enjoy this learning experience as I have by reading this book and if you like my review please hit like and comment. Jackie Paulson © 2015