CONCLUSION: How to Keep Your Digital Transformation Paydays Coming

A Checklist to Speed Up Your Digital Transformation Payday Loop

For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.

—H. L. Mencken (1920)

Why start the final part of this book with a statement written around 90 years before digital transformation even existed? Well, only to make it clear what this concluding chapter is and what it cannot and certainly will not be: a simple answer.

If you were hoping to jump straight to the easy‐to‐implement conclusion (or consuming some 10‐minute summary via an AI‐enabled app), I have to destroy your illusion right away: Despite what some managers, executives, shareholders, and even employees seem to believe, experience and the underlying deep research of this book show that just surfing on the hype and buzzwords, and copy–pasting a few concepts and recipes from new so‐called best‐practice examples that are churned out of the digital‐transformation ecosystem on a daily basis, is the most likely common denominator of any failed digital transformation effort.

Instead, I strongly believe that for you to be able to succeed, you must pay utmost attention to all elements and all relevant accelerators and decelerators of your digital transformation journey in great detail and see them end to end across all interacting elements. There has never been such a thing as a value‐generating business transformation without a clear winning strategy, endurance, patience, ...

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