Tom Garrubba, VP/CISO of the SFG/Shared Assessments Program, is a recognized advisor, author, and instructor on IT and operational risks.
As a fan of biographies, music, and history, I enjoy learning about historical figures and events and often identify applicable concepts I can use in my life or profession — especially from people who we might not normally recognize as leaders. Often, these people tend to not just shape others around them but also tend to modify or even alter the direction of their industry and society.
Miles Davis fits this description.
Most people recognize Miles simply as a jazz musician; however, he was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century and not only changed the direction of jazz multiple times, but also influenced popular music, style and culture. To play in Miles’ band wasn’t just a badge of honor; it was akin to studying