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

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Introduction

Hyperconnected

To those who reach for the clouds, the few who make it and the many more who fall back to earth trying: you are all builders of a brave new future.

Nearly fifteen years ago I happened to be sponsoring a large event in San Diego on the future of technology and knowledge work. I’d invited dozens of speakers, including the late Peter Drucker, economist Paul Romer, and management guru Tom Peters. All of them were talking about the evolution of technology.

As the organizer, I didn’t have the luxury of sitting in on every session and hearing all the predictions being made, but one session stands out in my mind. It was a small breakout session set up for about forty people, yet the room was overflowing. Attendees were ...

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