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Leading the Epic Revolution: How CIOs Drive Innovation and Create Value Across the Enterprise by Hunter Muller

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INTRODUCTION

If you believe, as I do, that technology is a primary driver of wealth and prosperity, then it's hard to imagine a better time to be alive. Yes, we are living in a time of great change. But much of the change we see around us is genuinely positive. People are living longer, enjoying their families more, and spending more time following their passions. When you take an inventory of the pros and the cons of modern life, there's no question that we're better off today than we were 100 years ago.

Our health, our material wealth, and our leisure time can all be traced back to technological innovation. In truth, it's hard to overestimate the positive impact of technology on our world.

But all change requires credible leadership. When good leadership is in place, innovation follows. Innovation sets the stage for transformation. Leadership, innovation, and transformation aren't merely words. They are stages in a natural process of change and evolution that elevates us, as individuals and as organizations.

One of the main reasons that I love my job is because it enables me to meet regularly with the world's top CIOs and IT leaders. Talking to brilliant people, listening to their stories, and sharing ideas is inspiring and fulfilling.

As human beings, we learn by sharing stories. Like my previous two books, this book is essentially a collection of stories told by extremely bright people at the peaks of their careers. I truly believe that the work we do at my firm, HMG Strategy, ...

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