1979—I was thirteen years old when Pink Floyd released their album The Wall. I was overwhelmed. I can’t tell how often I was listening to it. One song–one line just burned right into my synapses.
Comfortably Numb – I had no idea why at this time.
2019—Sitting on a plane, prepping a keynote somewhere on the globe, the onboard entertainment system gave me a present: David Gilmour playing Comfortably Numb live in Pompeii. Suddenly everything made sense.
We are facing Collective Comfortable Corporate Numbness!
We still behave like everything will go on forever and our jobs are safe. Like disruption is something the others—over there—have to deal with; not us! OK, maybe we are, somehow, adapting to Digital. Maybe we are considering making use of APIs. Maybe we have some agile teams or, even better, we are applying super complicated agile frameworks spiced with some super-hot DevOps sauce…