John Patrick has been talking and writing about the role of attitudes for more than twenty years. In his new book, Reflection Attitude, Patrick, the former Vice President of Internet Technology at IBM, compiles nearly 100 articles he has written.
Based on his own research and experience, he believes many of the world’s biggest problems emanate from attitude, and many of the best solutions have their roots in attitude.
Patrick says, “For example, the problems in the American healthcare system could be solved with some attitude changes among patients, providers, payers, and policymakers all-embracing the adoption of technology." As he has written, similar solutions could be derived by attitude changes in other industrial and societal areas.
An Internet pioneer who has a proven track record of forecasting technological trends, his Reflection Attitude provides the reader with a broad range of categories in Patrick’s vast wheelhouse of knowledge and experience including climate change, communications, crypto, healthcare, robotics, science, space, and technology.
“After each article, I discuss what I got right and where I was wrong and then a short reflection on what I see in the future,” says Patrick.
Following is what some thought leaders thought of Reflection Attitude.
“John Patrick has done it again. His latest book, Reflection Attitude: Past, Present, Future, is an insightful discussion of the critical technologies and social issues which affect modern society, from bitcoin to healthcare. No dull recitation, Patrick liberally sprinkles his personal experiences, from the pleasures of motorcycling to pioneering the Internet, throughout the book. Easy and fun to read, curious readers will find Reflection Attitude hard to put down”
• Ronald H. Gruner, Founder, Alliant Computer and Shareholder.com
“Reflection Attitude is a fascinating journey into the mind of one of the world’s premier innovators. Reading this book will not only expand your thinking on numerous topics, but it will teach you to be a better thinker”
• Skip Prichard, CEO, OCLC, Inc. and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future.
“Imagine being able to go back in time and then look into the future having the benefit of having experienced the future? John does the next best thing by looking at what he wrote 20+ years ago when many things we take for granted today were very early ideas at the time. He does a remarkable job of retrospectively looking into his crystal ball”
• Jean-Claude F. Monney, Digital Workplace and Knowledge Management Advisor, Former Chief Knowledge Officer, Microsoft
In addition to his professional contributions to the technology industry, Patrick and his wife Joanne are philanthropists at heart and continually give their time and talents to support local nonprofits including Habitat for Humanity, Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) and Founders Hall in Ridgefield.
Reflection Attitude is Patrick’s seventh book in his “Attitude” collection which includes Robot Attitude: How Robots and Artificial Intelligence Will Make Our Lives Better (August 2019) Home Attitude: Everything You Need To Know To Make Your Home Smart (2017), Election Attitude – How Internet Voting Leads to a Stronger Democracy (2016), Net Attitude: What it is, How to Get it, and Why it is More Important Than Ever(2016), Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare, (2015), and Net Attitude: What It Is, How to Get It, and Why Your Company Can’t Survive Without It (2001).
One of the leading Internet visionaries, Patrick is a well-known international lecturer and has been quoted frequently in the global media. Business 2.0 named him one of The 25 Most Intriguing Minds of the New Economy.
Longtime residents of Ridgefield, John and Joanne Patrick currently live in Danbury, CT and Palm Coast, FL. Learn more about John and his books at johnpatrick.com. Reflection Attitude is available on Amazon in both print and Kindle.