Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age
Rethink your business for the digital age.
Every business begun before the Internet now faces the same challenge: How to transform to compete in a digital economy?
Globally recognized digital expert David L. Rogers argues that digital transformation is not about updating your technology but about upgrading your strategic thinking. Based on Rogers's decade of research and teaching at Columbia Business School, and his consulting for businesses around the world, The Digital Transformation Playbook shows how pre-digital-era companies can reinvigorate their game plans and capture the new opportunities of the digital world.
Rogers shows why traditional businesses need to rethink their underlying assumptions in five domains of strategy—customers, competition, data, innovation, and value. He reveals how to harness customer networks, platforms, big data, rapid experimentation, and disruptive business models—and how to integrate these into your existing business and organization.
Rogers illustrates every strategy in this playbook with real-world case studies, from Google to GE, from Airbnb to the New York Times. With practical frameworks and nine step-by-step planning tools, he distills the lessons of today's greatest digital innovators and makes them usable for businesses at any stage.
Many books offer advice for digital start-ups, but The Digital Transformation Playbook is the first complete treatment of how legacy businesses can transform to thrive in the digital age. It is an indispensable guide for executives looking to take their firms to the next stage of profitable growth.
"Seldom have the effects of digital change on legacy businesses and innovators alike been so succinctly explained. David L. Rogers uses frameworks and case histories to illustrate how and why the times they are a changin'. And more importantly, exactly how to adapt." — Bob Garfield, cohost of NPR?s On the Media
"In this indispensable (and highly readable) guide, Rogers shares what we can learn from today's greatest digital innovators. Packed with illuminating case studies and practical tools, The Digital Transformation Playbook maps out clear strategies for thriving in the digital age. Don't start a business without it." — Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO, Warby Parker
"Everyone talks about digital transformation, but here's your chance to truly do it well. David Rogers provides a roadmap that every executive should read. If you're not part of the transformation of your business, it will just happen without you. Read this book and get started!" — Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Office, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
"Every so often, a book comes along that takes a subject that is mysterious and complex and drills down to its essential essence. Think of David Rogers's The Digital Transformation Playbook as your secret weapon for getting ahead of the extremely disruptive innovations transforming business at a breathtaking speed. You can't afford not to know this stuff!" — Rita McGrath, author of The End of Competitive Advantage
"Rogers expertly captures the moment we're in—the swiftly changing business landscape brought on by the digital revolution—and gives practical guidance for the decisions every business must make if they want to stay relevant." — Russell Dubner, president and CEO, Edelman U.S.
"Rogers explains the changes at the heart of the digital revolution. More importantly, he shows us that change is possible and how any business, no matter its age or industry, can adapt to grow for the future." — Bernd Schmitt, author of The Changing Face of the Asian Consumer
"Millions of business executives at all levels are puzzled by how to adapt to the digital world. This book makes the 'solution' to the puzzle quite accessible." — Bill Duggan, author, Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement
"This well-written work presents applications and techniques that would serve well company managers and students of business." — Library Journal (starred review)
1. The Five Domains of Digital Transformation: Customers, Competition, Data, Innovation, Value
2. Harness Customer Networks
3. Build Platforms, Not Just Products
4. Turn Data Into Assets
5. Innovate by Rapid Experimentation
6. Adapt Your Value Proposition
7. Mastering Disruptive Business Models
Self-Assessment: Are You Ready for Digital Transformation?
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