Digital Digest w.9.2018

Here are my finds this week.

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What’s next in our digital world?

Top 10 Trends For Digital Transformation In 2018
Forbes | 7 min read

This is a focus for me this year. How do we leverage digital transformation for life, business, and more importantly – leading others to Jesus? This article outlines what one Forbes contributor identifies as the Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends in 2018.

#8 is interesting to me: “…the ability to more quickly recognize when something isn’t working and move on will be a key differentiator between the winners and losers of digital transformation.”

Digital Transformation Begins With You

Digital Strength Course
Hello Sign | varied lengths

One of the ways that I am growing and adapting to the digital disruption is by going through the Digital Strength program. It’s a free 12-month learning journey that will help you effectively lead your organization through digital transformation. “This program is designed to give everyone within an organization – from the C-Suite to the production line – the guidance to achieve a digital transformation journey.” I am trying to apply everything I learn to how we can help lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus in our digital world.

We’re addicted to distraction, and it’s holding us back.

Deep Thinking In The Age of Distraction
Medium | 7 min read

“We all think, but not all of us think deeply, which is thinking beyond what your mind defaults to. Modern life is overstimulated, technology-driven, and information-saturated. Information — even good information — can become a distraction if you’re not thinking about it, evaluating it, or analyzing it. Instead of making time for thought, our lives are cluttered with shallow thinking habits.”

What is discipleship and why does it matter?

Discipleship Reflections
Michael Opdahl | 5 min reads

My friend started a new blog with weekly reflections on discipleship and community in the current age. If you’re a follower of Jesus, you should check it out.

C.S. Lewis said in his book Mere Christianity that “the church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. It is even doubtful, you know, whether the whole universe was created for any other purpose.”

The (Record-Setting) Olympic Drones

Intel Drones at The Olympic Games
Intel | short articles and videos

The drone light shows at the opening and closing ceremonies of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang were incredible to watch. It’s even more incredible to dive into the technology that made it happen. With over 1200 “Shooting Star” drones, Intel set a new record for the most Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) airborne simultaneously.

Gaming the System or Valid Competitor?

Elizabeth Swaney: Hungarian Olympic body ‘rethinking’ selection process
CNN | 5 min read

Speaking of the Winter Olympics, one of the most talked about moments was Elizabeth Swaney swooping steadily side to side on the halfpipe, achieving minimal airlifts and attempting no tricks whatsoever. What do you think?

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The Digital Digest is a weekly email sharing a few hand-selected articles, videos, or podcasts you may find interesting and helpful, from what I’m learning in my pursuit to follow Jesus fully and lead well in our digital world.