A chap I met yesterday asked me if I could recommend some sources to help him get his head around “digital”.

Now whilst I’m sure that whattheheckisdigital.com exists, as an exercise in identifying my own sources of influence it was interesting, because it highlighted how much of my work is synthesising from diverse sources. Here’s the (extremely far from conclusive) succinct list…

Don Tapscott is a writer who for many years now has been observing and theorising about how technology is shaping and changing the worlds of business, politics and education – http://dontapscott.com/

Dan Pink has written about changing patterns of work, partly in how our expectations and motivations aren’t what many think they are (spoiler: not money), partly about how that means we are doing things differently – http://www.danpink.com/

Adam Grant’s work on Givers, Takers and Matchers goes a long way for me to help set context for the value of the sharing and networking – https://mgmt.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/1323/

Zoe Cunningham runs a software company, an entrepreneur and investor, is an actor, plays competitive Backgammon and has written a book about leading teams of software developers – http://www.zoefcunningham.com/

Euan Semple is a former colleague of mine from the BBC who helps organisations across the world understand how to help their employees become more social – http://euansemple.com/

Neelie Kroes until recently was the person heading Digital within the EU. She now is helping the Dutch startup scene – https://twitter.com/NeelieKroesEU

Kevin Ball is an HR Director who gets digital and the impact it’s having on people and organisational management – http://www.west-consulting.com/

Dave Coplin is the self-styled (mostly so he can tell a joke about his mum) Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft, focused on how technology is changing the world of work- http://www.theenvisioners.com/index.php/bio/

Andy Swann is doing an experiment with his own working life – http://iamtheworkproject.com/

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