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War and Peace and IT: Business Leadership, Technology, and Success in the Digital Age

Narrated by: Eric Martin
Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
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The business-IT wall must come down.

With A Seat at the Table, thought leader Mark Schwartz pulled out a chair for CIOs at the C-suite table. Now Mark brings his unique perspective and experience to business leaders looking to lead their company into the digital age by harnessing the expertise and innovation that is already under their roof: IT. 

In the war for business supremacy, Schwartz shows we must throw out the old management models and stereotypes that pit suits against nerds. Instead, business leaders of today can foster a space of collaboration and shared mission, a space that puts technologists and business people on the same team. 

For business leaders looking to unlock their enterprise's digital transformation, War and Peace and IT provides clear context and strategies. Schwartz demystifies the role IT plays in the modern enterprise, allowing business leaders to create new strategies for the new digital battleground. 

It is time to change not only the enterprise's relationship with technology, but its relationship with technologists. To accelerate, enterprises must bring technology to the heart of their work, for just as technology is causing this disruption, it is technology that provides the solution. Unlike Napoleon, it is time for business leaders to come down from the hill atop the Battle of Borodino and enter the fray with the technologists, for that is where the war will be won or lost. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Mark Schwartz (P)2019 Mark Schwartz

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  • 07-11-2019

Excellent history of Business and IT relationships

This book is so good that I bought multiple copies and shared with colleagues at work. I even sent copies to the entire C-Suite.

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  • Yogi
  • 01-07-2019

Fantastic

Full of insight, great ideas, and many quotable phrases. This is not just a redo of A Seat at the Table. There just isn’t a book focused on enterprise transformation.

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  • Johan Skoglund
  • 01-06-2019

Spot on

loved his other books as well. this is a to the point great strategy book for the modern company trying to be agile

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  • Srikanth Ramanujam
  • 10-05-2019

Another fantastic read from Mark

Great book again from Mark Schwartz, the audible version was available two weeks ago, so was able to do a head start on reading it before it was available on Kindle. It is a "Seat at the Table" on steroids. Rather than an inside-out view of Agility from a technology perspective, this book flips the outside-in view from a business perspective, as should all agility should be looked up as - a road to business value and nothing but! A must read!!

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