The essential playbook for the future of your business
What To Do When Machines Do Everything is a guidebook to succeeding in the next generation of the digital economy. When systems running on Artificial Intelligence can drive our cars, diagnose medical patients, and manage our finances more effectively than humans it raises profound questions on the future of work and how companies compete. Illustrated with real-world cases, data, and insight, the authors provide clear strategic guidance and actionable steps to help you and your organization move ahead in a world where exponentially developing new technologies are changing how value is created.
Written by a team of business and technology expert practitioners—who also authored Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of People, Things, and Organizations are Changing the Rules of Business—this book provides a clear path to the future of your work.
The first part of the book examines the once in a generation upheaval most every organization will soon face as systems of intelligence go mainstream. The authors argue that contrary to the doom and gloom that surrounds much of IT and business at the moment, we are in fact on the cusp of the biggest wave of opportunity creation since the Industrial Revolution. Next, the authors detail a clear-cut business model to help leaders take part in this coming boom; the AHEAD model outlines five strategic initiatives—Automate, Halos, Enhance, Abundance, and Discovery—that are central to competing in the next phase of global business by driving new levels of efficiency, customer intimacy and innovation.
Business leaders today have two options: be swallowed up by the ongoing technological evolution, or ride the crest of the wave to new profits and better business. This book shows you how to avoid your own extinction event, and will help you;
Understand the untold full extent of technology's impact on the way we work and live.
Find out where we're headed, and how soon the future will arrive
Leverage the new emerging paradigm into a sustainable business advantage
Adopt a strategic model for winning in the new economy
The digital world is already transforming how we work, live, and shop, how we are governed and entertained, and how we manage our money, health, security, and relationships. Don't let your business—or your career—get left behind. What To Do When Machines Do Everything is your strategic roadmap to a future full of possibility and success. Or peril.
The Billion Dollar Byte equips high-level businesspeople and technologists with the tools and strategies to leverage Big Data to drive ethical “Good Profit.” Traditional legacy companies need a framework for making data strategy central to their business models in the same way that the newer Digital Native companies have. The Billion Dollar Byte provides that framework by providing concrete models for creating smart data infrastructures, accurately weighing the value of data and data systems, investing in the right technologies, hiring entrepreneurial people with tech skills, leveraging the full value of data, and much more. It aims to help companies aligns their data strategy with their business model. There is a special importance placed on attracting and retaining the right entrepreneurial-minded technologists that can help leverage data for profit.
This short book explores skills that can help one succeed in life like drive, empathy, adaptability, creativity, and the ability to handle failure. What brings the book to life is the wide range of illustrations from mathematics, history, fables, language, economics, psychology, biology, business, artificial intelligence, racing,and politics. The book concludes with an exploration of what "success" might mean to an individual.
Along the way the book asks offbeat questions like:
Does it ever help to be lazy?
Does a rat have empathy?
How can one go up against the smartest person in the room?
Do take a look at this book. It is an interesting read.
If you like self-help/self improvement, entrepreneurship/business books, or interesting books that make you think, this book is for you.
Fast paced, enjoyable to read and even more fun to look at, Your Exit Map: Navigating the Boomer Bust is a new kind of business book for the 21st century. Modern technology and the Internet combine to surpass the drab, text filled “drone tomes” that fill too many business owners’ shelves.
Over 200 illustrations, photos, graphs and cartoons take the reader through the historical shifts that created a generation of Boomer entrepreneurs, and the equally powerful forces that are assembling to challenge their successful transitions. Humor and insight share each page, mixing entertainment with critical information for planning the biggest financial event of most entrepreneurs’ careers.
Your Exit Map covers the various strategies for transferring a business to new ownership. It describes the features that attract different classes of buyers, how they target companies for acquisition, and their methodologies for assigning value.
If Your Organization is Not Evolving, it is Dying!
Is your corporation looking for new and innovative ways to increase profits and employee productivity?
Does your 501(c)(3) need to expand your donor base, grant options, and access to volunteers?
Is your educational institution doing all that it can to increase the diverse student body, professors and teachers, and administrative staff?
Does your small business need a competitive advantage?
You can make sure that your organization does not die because you are using diversity as a means to evolve your organization. Is your organization using diversity and inclusion to evolve or is your organization stagnant? Has your organization used diversity and inclusion to improve the bottom line? Has your leadership used measurable diversity and inclusion efforts to create new or improved products or services? The United States and the global economy are evolving at a rapid rate. Changes in demographics, social media, technology, and global economic partnerships require evolving organizations to meet the demands of the diverse population. Organizations that refuse to develop or worse, take actions to try to maintain the “status quo” are doomed to extinction. Have you used diversity to grow your organization? Have you used diversity to improve your bottom line?
Diversify or Die introduces the use of diversity and inclusion as a powerful tool to evolve all aspects of the organization, including
The creation of the diversity equation.
The creation of the definition of diversity.
Use of Diversify or Die to improve your bottom line.
Tools to measure diversity and inclusion efforts.
The means to motivate managers to support and use diversity and inclusion efforts.
Eric Guthrie, Attorney, Certified Training Executive, and Certified Diversity Executive, distilled diversity and inclusion experience, diversity and leadership training, and years of research to write the manual for organizations to evolve their diversity inclusion efforts and their organization.
The world today is drowning in data. There is a treasure trove of valuable and underutilized insights that can be gleaned from information companies and people leave behind on the internet - our 'digital breadcrumbs' - from job postings, to online news, social media, online ad spend and more.
As a result, we're at the cusp of a major shift in the way businesses are managed and governed - moving from a focus solely on lagging, internal data, toward analyses that also encompass industry-wide, external data to paint a more complete picture of a brand's opportunities and threats and uncover forward-looking insights, in real time. Tomorrow's most successful brands are already embracing Outside Insight, benefitting from an information advantage while their competition is left behind.
Drawing on practical examples of transformative, data-led decisions made by brands like Apple, Facebook, Barack Obama and many more, in Outside Insight, Meltwater CEO Jorn Lyseggen illustrates the future of corporate decision-making and offers a detailed plan for business leaders to implement Outside Insight thinking into their company mindset and processes.
Conversations have consequences. Discussions lead to decisions that shape the future for individuals, families, companies, and nations.
Too often these decisions are derailed by faulty logic and false constraints. These pitfalls are not simply hidden, but deviously veiled in the guise of wisdom, truth, and common sense.
Expensive Sentencesexposes the clichéd wisdom that leads to lost time, money, and opportunity. Readers will discover how to hear decision-making traps in real time, and learn to guide teams back to fact and logic that will lead to better outcomes.
Through historic examples, business stories, and personal anecdotes drawn from decades of experience, the author illustrates the prevalence and impact of flawed reasoning. Equally important, the book includes a clear path to improvement: sample text to upgrade conversations and exercises to correct assumptions and clarify solutions.