Human Compatible

Human Compatible

Recommendation If asked to predict the most significant occurrence in the future of humans, the best answer would be the advent of super intelligent artificial intelligence (AI). Super intelligent AI might help human beings avert climate...

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Deep Medicine

Deep Medicine

RECOMMENDATION In lay terms, cardiologist Eric Topol describes advanced technologies and offers a balanced view of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine. Each chapter begins with various miracles attributable to AI – for instance, rare disease...

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Blockchain Revolution

Blockchain Revolution

RECOMMENDATION In this accessible guide, blockchain experts Don Tapscott and Alex Tapscott explain the promise behind this emerging technology. They see blockchain as a potential world-changer, although their exuberance can feel a bit farfetched...

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How To Gain and Develop Digital Talent and Skills

How To Gain and Develop Digital Talent and Skills

Recommendation New digital technologies will continue to transform the business landscape, but the talent market isn’t keeping up. Skilled digital workers are scarce, such that a third of tech positions will be vacant in 2020 because there aren’t...

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Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies

Gurus, Hired Guns and Warm Bodies

Some years ago, during the height of the technology stock bubble, a book entitled Free Agent Nation made quite a splash by glorifying the phenomenon of independent contracting. Less famously and far less optimistically, a number of economists and...

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Social Media Recruitment

Social Media Recruitment

Social media are no longer an optional part of a recruitment program, but putting together an effective strategy remains somewhat of a mystery. Best practices for one company may not work for another. In this reference book, recruitment...

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Hacking Innovation

Hacking Innovation

Josh Linkner describes the twisted mind-set and tactics of criminal hackers. He engagingly persuades you to change your attitude toward hacker techniques like crowdsourcing, rapid experimentation, reverse engineering and mash-ups by showing how...

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Web-Based Human Resources

Web-Based Human Resources

Editor Alfred J. Walker briefly introduces the new Web-based technologies that are enabling human resource (HR) managers to operate more effectively. He then offers a series of 17 articles by different authors covering these new approaches. The...

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The Outcome Generation

The Outcome Generation

Three entrepreneurs approach a hungry man. The first asks what the man wants. He replies, “a sandwich,” so the entrepreneur opens a sandwich shop. The second entrepreneur asks the man what his problem is. He says he’s hungry. So the entrepreneur...

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Digital Luxury

Digital Luxury

Luxury brands have hesitated to jump into digital technologies for fear of diluting the unique qualities that make them so alluring. Marketing expert Wided Batat illuminates how to employ digital as a delightful extension of your high-end brand’s...

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The Laws of Disruption

The Laws of Disruption

Business strategist Larry Downes, author of Unleashing the Killer App, sees how digital technologies are changing the world – and why technology will advance more and have more impact. Downes looks beyond the obvious implications of digital...

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Mapping Innovation

Mapping Innovation

Innovation can be a long, tough slog. Consider the Macintosh. In 1968, US government engineer Douglas Engelbart demonstrated – in what is now called the “Mother of All Demos” – how people could interact with computers. He used a keyboard and an...

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