Each month, “Lochhead on Different” episodes explore the need to differentiate people, products, and services in a world that encourages a lot of imitation. Christopher Lochhead is a best-selling author, top podcaster, and former tech-industry CMO. Today, we talk about heroes in 2020.
The Big Themes:
- His grandfather Jack and father-in-law Phil: Jack served in World War II, and Phil in Korea. Both served and fought—and lost too many friends—so that we wouldn’t have to.
- How is it possible that the internet didn’t blow up?: No industry in history has been tested like the tech industry. Our IT professionals are heroes.
- The worst cyberattacks in history: Massive security breaches, but the cloud worked to become an essential service, and data became an essential service.
- So many companies were able to migrate millions of workers: According to Stanford researchers 42 percent of the US labor force is now working at home full-time.
The Big Quote: “We have a hundred percent volunteer military, and it’s not like we pay them millions of dollars a year. These people are not Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos.”
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