With increased pressure from digital natives, now is the time for established companies to address outdated and antiquated practices in order to respond quickly to the ever-increasing speed of market changes.
The pace of change in business today is such that it is becoming easier to go from a legendarily high-performing company to liquidation in a short period of time. Getting to Nimble shares the stories of organizations that were able to successfully transform their people practices, processes, technology, ecosystems and strategy for the digital era. The book also covers once dominant companies like Circuit City and Kodak that neglected to change and were impaired or died as a result.
Highlighting a framework to follow along with best practices that others can emulate, Getting to Nimble includes case studies from major organizations such as Capital One, FedEx, CarMax, The Washington Post, Domino's Pizza, Walmart and the country of Estonia.
Peter High founded Metis Strategy in 2001. He is an expert in business and information technology strategy, and he has been a trusted advisor to a wide array of business and tech executives ranging across Fortune 500 companies in various industries. Peter has developed several strategic methodologies that he and his firm have taught clients to use on their own in order to develop and update strategic plans, choose and manage the right portfolio of initiatives, and to ensure that team performance is on the path to world class levels of performance.
In March 2021, Kogan Page published Peter's book Getting to Nimble: How to Transform Your Company Into a Digital Leader, it was a #1 new release in business management on Amazon. December of 2009, Wiley Press/Jossey-Bass published Peter's book World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs, which was named the third best IT-business book of 2009 by CIO Insight, and the number one book to read to "be smarter than your boss," according to Baseline Magazine, among other accolades. Upon publication in China (in Mandarin) in late 2010, it climbed into the top-50 business books sold in that market. The book was also published in Korean in 2016. Peter followed the success of that book in September of 2014, when Wiley Press/Jossey-Bass published Implementing World Class IT Strategy: How IT Can Drive Organizational Innovation, a book that became an Amazon.com bestseller in its categories.
Peter also writes a column on Forbes.com, writing about topics at the intersection between IT and business. He has published more than 650 articles to date and more than 12 million page views. Since 2008, Peter has moderated a widely listened to podcast entitled Technovation with Peter High, which is available on a weekly basis. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, CIO Insight, CIO Straight Talk, Connected Futures, CIO Digest, and Information Week, and has been featured in many other periodicals. Peter has been the executive producer of the Forbes CIO Summit series annually since 2014. The Summit brings together many of the best and most influential CIOs, technology industry CEOs, and venture capital investors to conferences in the Bay Area, New York, Florida, and London.
Peter has been the keynote speaker at a wide array of corporate conferences in the US, Canada, Mexico, China, India, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Spain, New Zealand, and Australia, and he has lectured at several universities including Harvard University, Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the University of Washington's (Seattle) Foster School of Business, the University of Maryland's Smith School of Business, Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Business, Purdue University, and the National Defense University.
Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in economics and history.