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|Author||: Kevin Roose|
|Editor||: Random House|
A New York Times technology columnist's timely, counterintuitive, and highly practical guide to success in the age of A.I. and automation. The machines are here. After decades of sci-fi doomsaying and marketing hype, advanced A.I. and automation technologies have leapt out of research labs and Silicon Valley engineering departments and into the center of our lives. Robots once primarily threatened blue-collar manufacturing jobs, but today's machines are being trained to do the work of lawyers, doctors, investment bankers, and other white-collar jobs previously considered safe from automation's reach. The world's biggest corporations are racing to automate jobs, and some experts predict that A.I could put millions of people out of work. Meanwhile, runaway algorithms have already changed the news we see, the politicians we elect, and the ways we interact with each other. But all is not lost. With a little effort, we can become futureproof. In Futureproof: 9 Rules for Machine-Age Humans, New York Times technology columnist Kevin Roose lays out an optimistic vision of how people can thrive in the machine age by rethinking their relationship with technology, and making themselves irreplaceably human. In nine pragmatic, accessible lessons, Roose draws on interviews with leading technologists, trips to the A.I. frontier, and centuries' worth of history to prepare readers to live, work, and thrive in the coming age of intelligent machines. He shares the secrets of people and organizations that have successfully survived technological change, including a nineteenth-century rope-maker and a Japanese auto worker, and explains how people, organizations, and communities can apply their lessons to safeguard their own futures. The lessons include: - Do work that is surprising, social, and scarce (the types of work machines can't do) - Break your phone addiction with the help of a rubber band - Work in an office - Treat A.I. like the office gorilla - Resist "hustle porn" and efficiency culture and do less, slower Roose's examination of the future rejects the conventional wisdom that in order to compete with machines, we have to become more like them--hyper-efficient, data-driven, code-writing workhorses. Instead, he says, we should let machines be machines, and focus on doing the kinds of creative, inspiring, and meaningful work only humans can do.
|Author||: Minter Dial,Caleb Storkey|
|Editor||: Pearson UK|
USE DISRUPTION TO YOUR ADVANTAGE –MAKE IT AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUR BUSINESS. Futureproof paints a complete picture of the major disruptive forces currently facing us -defining them, mapping them out and putting them into context. First understand the Mindsets you need to be fully ready for disruption - what qualities do you need to have, how can you develop them and what should you do next? Next, discover the 12 Forces that are shaping our world: including the new technologies, how they are used and related, the potential Impact of the disruption and how you can to turn them into enablers for your business. For each of the Forces, you'll discover: • What is it and why is it disruptive? • What do you need to know now? • What do you need to do next? BE READY, BE FUTUREPROOF "The opposite of Future Shock is future proof. Either sit still or move! It’s the latter that Dial and Storkey have outlined for you here. Adapt or die!" Brian Solis, best-selling author, award-winning digital analyst, futurist and human "This is a book that challenged me and made me think at every turn. It disrupted my mind!" Mark Schaefer, consultant, speaker and author of KNOWN
|Author||: Daniel Newman,Olivier Blanchard|
|Editor||: Broadsuite Incorporated|
Learn the digital transformation secrets of the world's most enduring companies: Find out what they do to build stability in times of constant change, and most importantly, how they make their business "Futureproof."More than ever before, well-established companies are succumbing to wave after wave of disruption from new entrants, new technologies, and new customer expectations. Companies like Kodak, Blockbuster Video and Xerox weren't able to cope with the pace and scope of disruption, and now they're all but gone. No business leader wants to be next. The pressure is on to adapt. As organizations begin to cope with the realization that digital transformation is the key to their survival in the age of technology-driven business, it is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that digital transformation is merely a technology investment play. It isn't.There is a larger operational vision at play here, and the world's most adaptable companies have already figured out what it is. Broken down into its core components, it consists of 7 operational pillars that help organizations accelerate digital transformation, manage change, and turn disruption into a tireless engine of opportunity. In this book, you will learn: * 7 futureproofing pillars that drive a digitally-transformed enterprise* Why companies that focus on experience design are so much more successful than those that don't.* How to recruit, develop and motivate the workforce of the future. * Why the world's most successful companies have learned to put change at the heart of their business model. * How stalled organizations can unlock their innovation potential and become game-changers in their own right. * Why data-driven mindsets win and how that affects your technology investment strategy.* Why culture is the most important building block of a futureproof business, and how you can shape yours
|Author||: Sarah Hall|
The largest ever conversation about the future of public relations. Thirty-five leading practitioners debate PR's role as a management discipline, the value it adds to modern day organisations and the skills public relations professionals need to stay relevant both now and in the future.
|Author||: Courtney McKenzie Newell|
Bring Your Brand into the Future by Reaching a Whole New Base of Customers!In this day and age, every business is heavily reliant on its brand for success. In this book, the author gives a detailed blueprint of how to tailor your business and brand so that it appeals to the new demographics.
|Author||: Jon Coaffee|
|Editor||: Yale University Press|
A compelling and definitive account of why we need to radically rethink our approach to dealing with catastrophic events Catastrophic events such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the Tohoku "Triple Disaster" of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown that hit the eastern seaboard of Japan in 2012 are seen as surprises that have a low probability of occurring but have a debilitating impact when they do. In this eye-opening journey through modern and ancient risk management practices, Jon Coaffee explains why we need to find a new way to navigate the deeply uncertain world that we live in. Examining how governments have responded to terrorist threats, climate change, and natural hazards, Coaffee shows how and why these measures have proven inadequate and what should be done to make us more resilient. While conventional approaches have focused on planning and preparing for disruptions and enhanced our ability to "bounce back," our focus should be on anticipating future challenges and enhancing our capacity to adapt to new threats.
|Author||: D. Asher Ghertner,Daniel M. Goldstein,Hudson McFann|
|Editor||: Global Insecurities|
The contributors to Futureproof examine the affective and aesthetic dimensions of security infrastructures and technology with studies ranging from Jamaica and Jakarta to Colombia and the US-Mexico border.
|Author||: Diana Wu David|
|Editor||: Lioncrest Publishing|
For too many of us, work has become an inescapable treadmill of personal sacrifice. But having the career we want shouldn't require us to lose ourselves. We all deserve a humanistic and sustainable job environment-and now we can have it.In Future Proof, Diana Wu David tells how her own career-focused existence shifted after the suicide of a friend, prompting her to realize there was a better way to work. Drawing on real-life stories, arguing for being truly present in life, she shows you how you can use innovation in your career and life-including experimentation, collaboration, reinvention, and recalibrating success-to make your career more resilient, relevant, competitive, and enjoyable in an ever-changing global landscape.You can have a prosperous career packed with meaning, joy, and purpose-and this book is the tool that will help you get off that treadmill and run free.
|Author||: N Frank Daniels|
|Editor||: Harper Collins|
No past. No future. Only now. Originally a self-publishing success launched on N. Frank Daniels's MySpace page, the novel Futureproof tells the story of Luke and his friends as they navigate Atlanta’s subculture of delinquents. In short order, the seemingly harmless high from his first cigarette sends Luke on a downward spiral that ends only after years of self-abuse. It is an extreme cautionary tale told with sensitivity, ferocity, and grit.
|Author||: The University of Western Australia|
Exhibition Catalogue of works by masters students at the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts at the University of Western Australia
|Author||: Lynda Radley|
A magical and deeply compassionate play about identity and the capacities of the human spirit. Edinburgh Fringe First Award 2011 At a time when science and religion have conspired to make freak shows shameful, Robert Riley, owner of Riley’s Odditorium, struggles to find ways to keep his company afloat. There’s no money in the coffers and they’ve had to eat the horse. Only the mermaid act is bringing in the punters and she’s just holding her breath…
|Author||: Tim Drake|
When faced with 'new' and 'different', are we really open-minded - or wary and suspicious? In a world obsessed with the latest tech or trend, where groupthink dominates, it's easy to close down our thinking; to mentally inhabit a space that is both comfortable and familiar. Yet what if we've become stuck in our ways? Or stopped having an opinion that was truly our own? Do Agile is about resetting our minds and moving forward. Tim Drake shows us that to work effectively in any organisation - and in life in general, we require a mindset that is open, alert, engaged and positive. And importantly, aligned with our core principles. You will: Define your values, as they change over time Find out how 'giving back' leads to a positive mindset Reignite a desire to learn Retrain your mind to think more autonomously Today's world requires a new type of toolkit. One that helps build mental resilience, a growth mindset, and a positive outlook. Once that's in place, you can do practically anything.
|Author||: Tom Cheesewright|
|Editor||: Penguin UK|
It has never been more important for business leaders to look to the future. Yet, when we are living through some of the most uncertain times we have ever faced, it can feel daunting to know where to start. In Future-Proof Your Business, applied futurist Tom Cheesewright will reveal industry techniques and tools to help you: - Scan the near horizon for incoming shocks - Look to the far future to define long-term strategy - Accelerate decision-making in your business - Delegate power to the front line, speeding your response - Streamline your organisation so it's agile and can adapt to change In our uncertain times, leaders who keep their focus on the future will be the ones who prevail.
|Author||: Rob Percival,Darren Woods|
|Editor||: Kogan Page Publishers|
|Author||: D. Asher Ghertner,Hudson McFann,Daniel M. Goldstein|
|Editor||: Duke University Press|
Security is a defining characteristic of our age and the driving force behind the management of collective political, economic, and social life. Directed at safeguarding society against future peril, security is often thought of as the hard infrastructures and invisible technologies assumed to deliver it: walls, turnstiles, CCTV cameras, digital encryption, and the like. The contributors to Futureproof redirect this focus, showing how security is a sensory domain shaped by affect and image as much as rules and rationalities. They examine security as it is lived and felt in domains as varied as real estate listings, active-shooter drills, border crossings, landslide maps, gang graffiti, and museum exhibits to theorize how security regimes are expressed through aesthetic forms. Taking a global perspective with studies ranging from Jamaica to Jakarta and Colombia to the U.S.-Mexico border, Futureproof expands our understanding of the security practices, infrastructures, and technologies that pervade everyday life. Contributors. Victoria Bernal, Jon Carter, Alexandra Demshock, Zaire Z. Dinzey-Flores, Didier Fassin, D. Asher Ghertner, Daniel M. Goldstein, Rachel Hall, Rivke Jaffe, Ieva Jusionyte, Catherine Lutz, Alejandra Leal Martínez, Hudson McFann, Limor Samimian-Darash, AbdouMaliq Simone, Austin Zeiderman
|Author||: Jason Morwick,Robyn Bews,Emily Klein,Tim Lorman|
|Editor||: Palgrave Macmillan|
Workshift provides a detailed blueprint for organizations transitioning into the virtual workplace where employees are always connected, and work is no longer a destination. The intent is to provide practical lessons on why (and how) some organizations are further ahead, and what all organizations can learn to realize the potential of the virtual workplace. Specifically, Workshift will detail essential factors that determine success, including the following: • Determining business drivers and measures of success • Technology and organizational readiness gap assessments • Developing a robust Workshift strategy • Establishing buy-in and stakeholder management • Creating a systematic approach to implementation and acceptance management • Determining and monitoring success and individual and organizational metrics Through a stimulating blend of case studies, research, storytelling, and smart thinking, Workshift offers a never-before-documented road map for taking organizations from awareness to adoption.
|Author||: Sarah Waddington|
The fourth edition of #FuturePRoof is a celebration of BME talent. Following a crowdsourced model characteristic of the #FuturePRoof series, its aim is to reassert public relations as strategic management function and make best practice available to all.Topics range from audience targeting, social media, partnership working, reputation, pitching to radio and community building through to public affairs, internal comms, leadership, coaching and the psychology of decision-making, A piece on media diversity provides an important view on what happens when journalists don't represent the communities they serve, while two further chapters deliver excellent insight into how to hire and nurture diverse talent.The book concludes with a chapter on COVID-19, purpose and PR, looking at how 2020 has ushered in a new era for strategic public relations.Teeming with smart thinking and advice from in house and agency practitioners, academics, journalists and recruiters, this particular #FuturePRoof book also shines a light on the systemic issues underpinning racism in the workplace and provides guidance for those keen to stamp this out.
|Author||: Karie Willyerd,Barbara Mistick|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
You know you can do more with your career. And the future is going to demand more of you. The problem is you are so busy keeping up with the day-to-day that you can't prepare for tomorrow. Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace gives you the confidence and knowledge you need to achieve your goals in an ever-changing world. Karie Willyerd and Barbara Mistick—established experts and the collective winners of dozens of awards in the field of personal development and learning—offer evidence-based guidance on obtaining the skills you will need to thrive in tomorrow's workplace. Built on solid, global research and dozens of personal interviews with people who have achieved new and inspiring goals, Stretch offers advice, valuable insights, anecdotes, and recommendations to make achieving your goals practical and within reach. If you are like other professionals, your biggest worry is becoming obsolete at work. Shifting technologies, fierce competition among corporations, and recruitment occurring on a global level would give anyone concern. To remain relevant in spite of change, you need to know how to: Learn in any situation Open your thinking to a world beyond where you are now Connect to the people who can help you make your future happen Seek experiences that will prepare you for tomorrow Stay motivated through the ups and downs of a career so you can bounce forward Stretch: How to Future Proof Yourself for Tomorrow's Workplace offers five practices to help you start, enhance, and lengthen your career by anticipating the needs of tomorrow's work environment. Don't become obsolete. Instead, stretch to achieve your potential.
|Author||: James A Gardner|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Innovation, the conversion of the new to business as usual, is a very special business process. It is the business process able to reprogram all others. Creating the practices that make this process work is a key challenge for all in financial services that are worried about responding to the future. When an institution can identify things that are outside its present practices and convert them, production line style, into products, processes, cultural changes, or new markets, it will never be outpaced by internal or external change again. The institution becomes "FutureProof". This is a book about those practices in banks. It explains, using examples from institutions around the world, what it takes to create an innovation culture that consistently introduces new things into undifferentiated markets and internal cultures. It shows how banks can leverage the power of the new to establish unexpected revenue lines, or make old ones grow. And it provides advice on the social and political factors that either help or hinder the germination of the new in banks. Moreover, though, this is a book about the science of innovation in a banking context. Drawing from practices already highly developed in financial services—managing portfolios of assets to mitigate risk—it explains how practitioners can run their innovations groups like any other business line in the bank one that delivers a return on investment predictably and at high multiples of internal cost of capital. For leaders, Innovation and the Future Proof Bank provides the diagnostic tools to guide benchmarking and investment decisions for the innovation function. And for innovation practitioners, the book lays out everything needed to make sure that converting the new to business as usual is predictable, measurable, and profitable.