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Maverick* Research: Profit From Society's Digital Evolution or Be Dominated by It

Published: 23 September 2013

ID: G00252829

Analyst(s): Don Scheibenreif , Nick Ingelbrecht

Summary

Digital extremists are reordering society as we know it. Organizations can profit through a clear understanding and application of digital dexterity or be rendered obsolete by it. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • *Maverick Research
  • Why Digital Literacy, as We Know It Today, Is Obsolete
  • Digital Dexterity: The New Digital Literacy and Resulting Societal Order
    • Digital Dexterity: Mastery of Digital Literacy
    • A New Societal Order, Shaped by Digital Extremists
  • Digital Extremists: Dominator, Liberator or Profiteer
    • Salman Khan — Khan Academy
    • Grace Hopper — Mathematician
    • PSY — Entertainer
    • Edward Snowden — NSA Whistleblower
    • Julian Assange — WikiLeaks
    • Wael Ghonim — Arab Spring: Egypt
    • Herman Chinery-Hesse — theSOFTtribe
    • Ma Huateng — Tencent Holdings
    • Kevin Mitnick — Convicted Hacker
  • Finding Digital Extremists
    • How to Identify Digital Extremists
  • Implications for Organizations
    • The Right Level of Digital Dexterity Needed to Deliver on Your Business Strategy
    • What to Do With the Other 99% of Your Organization
  • Action Plan for Clients
    • How to Attract Digital Extremists to Your Organization
    • How to Manage Digital Extremists
    • Strategies for the Rest of Your Organization

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