122. What's a Digital Mindset & how do you get one?
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To be digitally savvy, follow the 30% rule – this is the minimum threshold that gives us just enough digital literacy to thrive in the tech age, says Professor Paul Leonardi. “To have digital transformation in your company, you don’t need to know how to code, but you need to know enough about coding to be dangerous. This means being able to talk to the people in your organisation who are working with your codebase, so you can understand the opportunities and challenges of your platform,” says Professor Leonardi. “When you are getting a recommendation from a data scientist, it is only ever based on available data. Most data that are available are easiest to et and we systematically bias those data and overlook those metrics that may be just as valuable or more important to our decision making, but are excluded from the process because we never digitised or collected them,” advises Professor Leonardi. Whenever looking at a report from a data scientist, ask “What else is there that could be relevant to our decision that we are not counting or seeing?” Top 3 areas everyone needs to understand to succeed in the Digital Age: Understand the data ecosystem (learn about this on the podcast) Understand how our communications have changed as a result of digital technologies Make sure that your organisation is a learning organisation because digital technologies are always evolving Resources mentioned in this episode:   Book: The Digital Mindset: What It Really Takes to Thrive in the Age of Data, Algorithms, and AI by Paul Leonardi & Tsedal Neeley Podcast episode: 108. How to work with a data scientist, interview with Dr Catherine Breslin  Join our next FREE training Thrive in the Tech Age! You will learn: The top mistake non-technical leaders make when it comes to tech Leadership case studies from Netflix & Microsoft How to combine tech & business skills to have a great career Live online: 26 October 2022, 12 pm EDT / 5 pm BST   ----- If you like learning about how tech products and profits get made, you'll like our newsletter. It's funny too. Sign up here. ----- Tech for Non-Techies clients  Reach senior leadership positions in Big Tech firms Lead digital transformation in established businesses Create tech businesses as non-technical founders Pivot into careers in venture capital If you want to have a great career in the Digital Age, then APPLY FOR A CONSULTATION CALL.   What happens when you apply for a consultation call: Sophia and her team will look through your application. If they genuinely think Sophia could help you, you will get a link to her calendar.. You will have a 20 – 30 minute call to discuss your goals and see if you are a good fit for each other.  If we establish that Tech for Non-Techies courses + coaching could help you and believe we would enjoy working together, we will discuss a relevant approach to suit you. The aim of the call is not to sell you on anything that is not right for you. We both win if you get results, but we both lose if you don’t. We love hearing from our readers and listeners. So if you have questions about the content or working with us, just get in touch on [email protected]   Say hi to Sophia on Twitter and follow her on LinkedIn. Following us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok will make you smarter. 
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