The Counterintuitive CEO

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Overcoming IT Gravity

Why do CIOs not become CEOs? What prevents them from achieving at the highest organizational levels? It's because they don't have their hands on revenue,…

May 12, 2015 | George Colony

What Startups Teach

At Forrester's CIO/CMO Summit in Napa Valley this week I moderated a panel of executives from three digital companies. The panelists were:…

November 26, 2014 | George Colony

Apple Follows

Beautiful, but a niche product. I estimate that only 10% of the 250 million worldwide iPhone users will buy the Apple Watch. That’s approximately $8-$12…

September 12, 2014 | George Colony

A Customer Syllabus

Stride for stride with Forrester, others have been doing excellent work describing the emergence of the empowered customer. Here's a very short list of notables:…

August 14, 2014 | George Colony

The CIO’s Second Agenda

In addition to managing the IT agendas of their companies, CIOs must build a second agenda of Business Technology (systems, technology, and…

June 30, 2014 | George Colony

Davos 2014

Here are my thoughts from the 2014 World Economic Forum in Davos… 1) I always go to Davos with a quick poll to ask…

January 28, 2014 | George Colony