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Cloud Surfing: A New Way to Think About Risk, Innovation, Scale, and Success by Tom Koulopoulos

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Complexity in the Cloud image

Out of intense complexities intense simplicities emerge.

—Winston Churchill

Although the time we live in is arguably the most complex in human history, at least we have the advantage of using powerful technology to manage this complexity. During World War II, battlefield status and strategy was managed using strings and pushpins on a wall map. If you want to appreciate the challenge of complexity, I’d suggest a visit to the Cabinet War Rooms in the underground central London bunker from which Winston Churchill and his generals managed the war effort. Yet there was one technology without which the outcome of WWII may ...

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