From the financial system to politics to education, ours is a networked society—always on, open, and linked. The digital revolution and the instantaneous connections it enables has resulted in sprawling networks of people, data, and money. From borders to governments to banks, they bypass the traditional gatekeepers of power and authority—all at the seeming speed of light. Cropping up like the heads of a hydra, networks may be ushering in a societal shift on the scale of the Industrial Revolution. Are networks unstoppable and if so, what must companies and business leaders know about the promise and risks of their transformative power? How can the "seventh sense" prepare leaders for the age of networks?
Copies of Joshua Cooper Ramo’s book The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks will be available for purchase and signing from The Book Cellar after the program.
Background reading and multimedia
- Digital Transformation – Part I: It’s All About Networks
Rod Collins, Huffington Post, July 9, 2017
- Society Is Destroying and Rebuilding Itself for the Networked Age
Aaron Frank, SingularityHub, June 4, 2017
- Why ‘Network Power’ Is the Secret of Success for Apple, Facebook and Amazon
Joshua Cooper Ramo, Fortune, July 19, 2016