John Sviokla is principal and leader of Global Thought Leadership with PwC. He is the coauthor of The Billionaire Effect: How Extreme Producers Create Massive Value (with Mitch Cohen; Portfolio, 2015).
Until you grasp Turing’s theory of computability, Coase theorem of transaction costs, Bell’s law of computer classes, Baldwin and Clarke’s concept of modularity, and Nakamoto’s law of the distributed ledger, you’re not prepared to lead a digital company.
The best leadership team contains both innovative producers and recognized performers. Unfortunately, many companies expect a single individual to fulfill both roles. For more related insights, listen to “What Makes Self-Made Billionaires Different.”