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Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones (Google Cloud Next ’17)







Deng Xiaoping once described managing the economy as crossing the river by feeling the stones—in other words, have a direction, but be adaptive. But in a world of constant change, how do you determine the right thing to do? Which pebble to tread on? How do you understand where you’re going and where you need to go? How do you know if your strategy is right? Is there even such a thing? Simon Wardley examines the issue of situational awareness and explains how it applies to the world of open source. Using examples from government and the commercial world, he explores how you can map your environment, identify opportunities to exploit and learn to play the game.

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