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Dubai: A City of Jerks

August 11, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Christopher Surdak Chris Surdak shares the lessons he has learnt from Dubai’s strategies to “Jerk” or disrupt the way that information is created, stored and utilised around the globe, and to do so in a way that simultaneously emphasises speed, openness, security and value.   In my new book, Jerk: Twelve Steps to Rule …

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Captain Dunsail to the Rescue! As Technology Advances We May Finally Be Forced to Deal with Our Biggest Business Challenge: Us

July 1, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (1)

By Christopher Surdak Christopher Surdak argues that in order for businesses to earn the highest returns on information technology, they must focus their investments on where technology is needed most: understanding humans. You might also like: The Building

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Hey, You, Get Off of My Cloud What Stones Can Teach Us about Technology Innovation

March 25, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Emerging Ideas, INNOVATION, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In their 1960’s hit song, “Get Off of My Cloud,” Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones lament about others around them ruining their otherwise perfect sense of reality. Many of today’s business leaders are dealing with the same

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The Rationality of Risk, Part 3: Rollercoasters, Burning Ships and the Hero’s Journey

January 20, 2016 • Editors' Pick, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In part three of the series on The Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak gives some guidance on making friends with risk. Loss, failure and disappointment are a fundamental part of risk, and they are the part that most of us don’t

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Creeping Towards Creepy: Companies Must Learn Constraint with Big Data, Before it’s Too Late

January 20, 2016 • Big Data & Analytics, Internet of Things, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (0)

By Robert D. Owen and Christopher W. Surdak Companies have invested billions just to utilise technology to analyse customer needs and wants with maximum accuracy. Technology has been developed in such a manner that it can be already seen as creepy. In this

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Christopher Surdak Keynote Address at Georgetown Law

January 20, 2016 • SPECIAL FEATURES, Surdak on Technology, VideosComments (0)

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The Rationality of Risk, Part 2: Avoiding Risk, Keeping Busy, and Resorting with Praetorians

November 20, 2015 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak, JD In part two of the series on the Rationality of Risk, Chris Surdak provides an overview of some of the avoidance techniques that business people use to try to generate business returns without accepting any risk.   You might also

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The Rationality of Risk: Creating Real Value After a Legacy of Easy Money

September 17, 2015 • Finance & Economics, Global Business, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak In order to get back on the path of value-creation and rational, sustainable economic growth, businesses must first tackle their tendency towards absolute risk avoidance and recognise that risk is, necessarily, part of the value

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Selling Illusory Joy: Emotions, Big Data and the Coming Retail Renaissance

May 22, 2015 • Big Data & Analytics, Marketing & Consumers, STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Surdak on Technology, TECHNOLOGYComments (2)

By Christopher Surdak and Ed King Today the world is awash in massive amounts of context-rich data. Whether it’s GPS position information, social media posts, emails, digital audio or video, – even bio-sensor gathered data – customers are

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Local Technology Expert & Acclaimed Author Receives Wharton Club’s “2015 Benjamin Franklin Innovator’s Award”

April 27, 2015 • Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

Redlands,CALIFORNIA – May 6, 2015 –Redlands-native Christopher Surdak, J.D. was awarded the “Benjamin Franklin Innovator’s Award” from the Wharton Club of D.C. at the 2nd Annual Wharton D.C. Innovation Summit held April 28th and 29th. The Summit

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