By Jim A. Gibson

Tip of the Spear is a comprehensive study of the state of technology and its impact in the near term on the fate of our species.

"Gibson’s insights are thought provoking as he asks us to consider how we both design and adjust to this brave new world so as not to destroy what we are trying to improve. This is clearly a call to action and it is just the Tip of the Spear!"

Laura Haynes

Chair, UN Women NCUK

"Jim Gibson has written an important book. It serves as a wake-up call for anyone with an interest in how our world can become a better place. Whether you are a business person looking for ways to dramatically improve your work, a student beginning to think seriously about ‘what to do’, or a professional looking for inspiration in your work and personal life, The Tip of the Spear is a must-read. Jim brings us a ‘new voice of urgency’ to the world of innovation."

Henry H. Doss

Managing Partner, Rainforest Strategies, LLP

"Tip of the Spear is a prescient treatise on the way technology will continue to shape the new world order. Jim Gibson’s engaging writing style conflates complex themes with a relatable narrative. A must-read book for arm-chair futurists and parents raising the next generation in these unprecedented times."

Jim Colvin

CEO, Serious Labs

"Humans have been struggling to adapt to new technologies for a long time. That’s nothing new. What is new, is the threatening scope of the challenges we have created for ourselves in a very short time. This is compounded by the accelerating penetration of new technologies. Part of the challenge is the insidious way this all just … happens. Jim Gibson clearly - and with good humour - rings the bell to help us see the nature and consequences of the rapidly deepening challenges and starts an optimistic dialogue about vital ways in which we can step up and navigate them successfully."

Gregory Hart

Co-Founder at Always BLU and Inception University

"This book is a must read for anyone in a technology related field. There's no going back, so managing how we go forward is crucial. Jim's perspective is unique and offers a wakeup call to many."

David Hanowski

CEO Marine CFO

"Tip of the Spear addresses big, important, complicated and sometimes abstract stuff. It is at once philosophy, business, technology and sociology. Jim understands that everything is in some way connected, especially in this age of information and data, our new economic drivers. Like any clever storyteller, he manages to unsnarl some of the narrative threads, make some sense of some confusing concepts. Jim is a positive thinker but no Pollyanna. The sun will come up over the crossroads, as it must, and we will choose a direction in the new dawn. Jim has written a guide."

Geoff Moore

Author

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Jim A. Gibson invites innovators, business, government, students, teachers, and parents to approach technological change with eyes wide open. While his views may incite ‘constructive’ fear, the take-away is proactive optimism.

"From digital disruption in almost every imaginable business arena to fundamental change in the every day fabric of our personal and social lives - change is here." Jim A. Gibson

About the book.

Tip of the Spear is a comprehensive study of the state of technology and its impact in the near term on the fate of our species. The three Laws of Disruption are at the center of the story which recognizes that:

  • The slope of the technology curve is dramatically increasing
  • The technology genies never go back into the bottle
  • and our linear systems of organization are not prepared.

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"Our use of the technologies we have invented are now poised on a blade’s edge. Either the Tip of the Spear levels the playing field in the areas of Governance, Finance, and Education, or we use these extraordinary technologies to create further concentrations of wealth and increased inequality. We have a choice, we can use our newly connected planet to have real conversations, or we let it devolve into a rabble at the gate."

Jim A. Gibson

About the Author.

Passionate, experienced, and an infinitely curious entrepreneur, Jim Gibson shares his cautionary tale of innovation and disruption in a human world. Tip of the Spear, is the product of his life’s work - spanning over 30 years at the forefront of technology and change.

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About the Book.

Tip of the Spear is a comprehensive study of the state of technology and its impact in the near term on the fate of our species. The three Laws of Disruption are at the center of the story which recognizes that:

  • The slope of the technology curve is dramatically increasing
  • The technology genies never go back into the bottle
  • and our linear systems of organization are not prepared.

It looks into the future through the eyes of two thirteen-year-old girls from very different parts of the world. And concludes with a message of hope that is focused on creating a new social contract with those around us and a new definition of innovation that speaks more to Innovation of Ways than to Innovation of Things.

About the Author.

Jim Gibson, Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist, and author of Tip of the Spear.

Passionate, experienced, and an infinitely curious entrepreneur, Jim Gibson shares his cautionary tale of innovation and disruption in a human world. Tip of the Spear is the product of his life’s work - spanning over 30 years at the forefront of technology and change.

Jim has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, a B.Comm from the University of Toronto, and holds his Certified Management Consulting Designation. Jim lives in Calgary, Canada with his family, and travels the world sharing his experience, business acumen, and startup wisdom.

For media and speaking inquiries, please get in touch.

About the Author.

Jim Gibson, Entrepreneur, Innovation Strategist, and author of Tip of the Spear.

Passionate, experienced, and an infinitely curious entrepreneur, Jim Gibson shares his cautionary tale of innovation and disruption in a human world. Tip of the Spear is the product of his life’s work - spanning over 30 years at the forefront of technology and change.

Jim has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business in Toronto, a B.Comm from the University of Toronto, and holds his Certified Management Consulting Designation. Jim lives in Calgary, Canada with his family, and travels the world sharing his experience, business acumen, and startup wisdom.

For media and speaking inquiries, please get in touch.