You could imagine that a couple of decades ago how big the mainframe computer was and how it was difficult to convince businesses to consider the idea of technology in their business processes. Fast forward to this present day; your banks, small businesses and even the government cannot boast of a considerable percent of efficiency without credit to the use or support of technology.
Technology has come to stay, and no doubt, it is influencing and driving key areas of our lives, activities and businesses. However, in Nigeria for instance, we have seen fewer indigenous published works from practising experts that are focused on building this conversation that will drive action. These is important because it is necessary to build up more interests by raising the awareness level, encouraging stakeholder participation and for more proactive application across sectors.
The book “Technology Disruption: To Wrestle or To Unleash” is a recent work co-authored by Taiwo Faloju, the Managing Director of HSL Consulting and, Chukwuemeka Fred Agbata (CFA), the co-founder of Go-Do Hub and Lead of IBTC Founder Institute – Lagos.
“The book is one of those refreshing and easy to read works that is easily adaptable for use across sectors of the economy” said Taiwo Faloju, Author.
It is a growth and progressive development manual for enlightened entrepreneurs and business leaders with a bit of inspiration, intellectual-stimulation and entertainment focused on dishing out insights on creative possibilities for young and budding entrepreneurs and everyone in any form of enterprise; and as well a clarion call for a responsive and responsible digitization in Africa. He added.
“Without doubt, the digital age is here and live with us, especially in Africa, and the tendency to oppose it rather than adapt and adopt for growth and scalable progress in our enterprise is what this fascinating book has opened our minds to; creating the insight that compels us to explore our enthusiasm and knowledge towards creativity and positive actions” was an excerpt from the forward of the Book given by Mitchell Elegbe, founder and Group Managing Director of Interswitch.
The book has been greeted with an above rating review by key ecosystem leaders. Amongst those Tomi Davies, CEO, TechnoVision Communications and founder President, African Business Angels (ABAN); Kayode Alawonde, Group Head, Operations, and Head of IT, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Adewale Yusuf, founder and CEO, Techpoint Africa; Niyi Ajao, Deputy Managing Director, Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc (NIBSS); Engr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo, founder and CEO, SLOT Systems Limited and a host of others.
The book “Technology Disruption: To Wrestle or To Unleash”, according to Atul Kshetry, Managing Director, Hoesch Pipe Mills (Nig) Limited, and International Data Management (IDM) Services, “is a superb piece of work ….springing up engaging thoughts, that push the demand for new creative enterprise and innovation to the doorstep of Africa and Africans; far and away an awesome delivery of global perspectives to the discourse of disruption through the Africa’s window of great possibilities.”
Who should read this book? You may be wondering if this is for me. As an entrepreneur, C-Suite Exec, young professional, student, lead in any arm of government, investor or just about anybody looking at understudying the technology landscape per looking at opportunities for disruption, career upscaling, innovation and how solutions can be derived for whether personal, business or societal growth, you should grab a copy.