Take a new approach to success! Let words of wisdom from billionaires, entrepreneurs, and businesspeople motivate you and help you on your own path to success. In this witty collection of business know-how, you will find quotations that reflect the full scope of business success.
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.
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.
Are you feeling overwhelmed in writing and publishing your book? Have you stumbled into a publishing pit? Would you like practical publishing advice?
You are writing a book ... or you have one already published and the OMG moment hits. You have made a mistake (or maybe a lot of them) ... screwed up ... or you may feel clueless to the tsunami of items you need to deal with. You do not want to fall further into the abyss of book creation and publishing. You need help and savvy guidance.
How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos reveals 101 strategies and tips to ensure your publishing success--all within a compact, illustrated and full color gem.
Create design elements that keep readers coming back for more.
Identify readability factors to ensure your reader ease and aha take aways.
Determine who the publishing predators are and how to avoid their traps.
Pinpoint the essentials that every successful author must include in a book.
Get hot tips for creating and maintaining momentum in book marketing.
Structure social media that is ideal for your book and expertise.
Learn what to avoid in contracts and how to end them if necessary.
Finally ... here is the guide authors and writers have been looking for. It is easy and understandable - one that shows you how to avoid the potholes that litter the publishing maze.
With How to Avoid 101 Book Publishing Blunders, Bloopers and Boo-Boos, you have got Judith Briles at your side. As The Book Shepherd, publishing expert and author of 35 books, she knows what the roadblocks and pitfalls are that authors encounter. And now, you will know too and what to do when you encounter them.
Are there practical solutions to the many global challenges-climate change, poverty, insufficient healthcare-that threaten our way of life? Author John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs. In this clear-eyed but ultimately optimistic book, he argues that, in our eagerness to find big technological solutions, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them.
Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna, Thackara shows that below the radar of the mainstream media there are global communities creating a replacement economy-one that nurtures the earth and its inhabitants rather than jeopardizing its future-from the ground up. Each chapter is devoted to a concern all humans share?land and water management, housing, what we eat, what we wear, our health, how and why we travel and demonstrates that it is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life based on stewardship rather than exploitation of the natural environment.
Did you know there are writing techniques designed to bring out the funny in all of us? Humor is a difficult genre, but for those who have the desire to make people’s lives a little lighter with words, this book is for them. Written in an encouraging and entertaining tone and based on Donna Cavanagh's humor writing workshops, How to Write and Share Humor: Techniques to Tickle Funny Bones and Win Fans highlights the “humor helpers” that writers, business professionals or speakers can use to make audiences laugh out loud, softly chuckle or smile with amusement.
The book is divided into three parts. Part I explains how to use specific humor techniques plus it provides writing exercises so budding humorists can practice their new craft. Part II talks about the importance of blogging on both individual and community sites and the ins-and-outs of social media. And for those who want to take their writing to the next level, Part III describes the new world of publishing and the options that are out there for all authors.
As an added bonus, humorists, authors and comics have contributed "What Inspires my Humor" essays for some reader motivation.