“A compelling read on how trends in data science and business analytics will change the ways in which businesses will creatively use internal and external expertise to successfully run their enterprises.”
“We now create more data in a week than existed in the entirety of human history before 1997. With all that data available to us, being able to analyze it isn't just an asset—it's become a necessity. Microslices is a great dive into understanding exactly why the boom in data sciences will completely change the way you use professional services. It's, quite simply, a must-read.”
“The book provides an excellent view into the future for everyone that provides or utilizes professional services. It predicts the changes coming to the industry and how to embrace the changes in order to increase productivity and profitability. A must-read!”
“Provocative! Microslices interrupts our long-held assumptions about the advice business and helps us better probe the most important question of the day—how do we innovate?”
“Microslices is a provocative look at how digitization of knowledge work and data science will change how enterprises operate and improve over time. John presents an intriguing vision of how these innovations may unfold and criteria to use now in selecting professional services to guide your path there.”
"The consulting market is the largest and last standing that has not been turned upside down by the digital revolution. Microslices speaks directly to this trend, and what is already beginning to occur.”
“If you are in the advice giving or receiving business, this book should be on your must-read-today list. John Dillard pulls no punches in explaining why consulting firms—and the clients who use them—are in big trouble if they don’t adapt right now.”
"This book provides extremely valuable insight on the future of consulting and professional services. It describes the disruptive forces that are currently in play and takes a look at the way work will be performed and why and how firms will be hired by clients in the future. As the managing member of a large CPA firm; I find this book a must-read to help our firm stay ahead of the curve."
started his career at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and has dedicated every working hour since to helping organizations, private and public, uncover secrets to stay ahead of future threats—whether those threats are competitive, operational, or security-related. His 15-year career in management consulting has been shaped by large firms such as Deloitte Consulting to smaller ones like the company he co-founded, Big Sky Associates. His consulting experience runs the gamut: from commercial strategy to government security operations and large scale IT, from banking administrative flows to the analyzing operations at the 9/11 recovery site at New York City’s Ground Zero. He has written for the President’s Daily Brief (PDB), served as a Reserve Intelligence Officer in the US Navy, and has frequently taken out the trash for his own company. He’s tough to surprise, but easy to keep energized.
When John isn’t working on your toughest challenges, John is busy serving his community as a board member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization and as a workout leader for F3, a fitness and leadership organization. He is a proud South Carolina native and lives with his family in Charlotte, NC.