new book on AI and Leadership - thriving in the algorithmic age, by Mike Walsh
response from Media Man - January 2019
want to share some big news with you, and also a question that has been on my
mind. Artificial Intelligence is the hot topic these days, but when you look past
the hype, what does it mean for the way we worknow, and in the future? How
does this new age of AI, algorithms, and automation define what it takes to be
a great leader?
spent the past few years travelling the world researching the problem, and what
I realized was shockingly simple: We are leaving the digital age and entering
an algorithmic age. Accordingly, we need an entirely new playbook for how leaders
make decisions, design innovative products, manage their teams, and help their
organizations reinvent themselves.
might not think that AI and leadership are inherently related. Doesnt the
rise of AI mean fewer jobs, and in short fewer managers? But there is growing
evidence that the AI revolution is going to profoundly change jobs, not take them
away. New jobs will exist that never existed in the past. Old jobs will be automated
or transformed beyond recognition. Teams and leaders will still exist, but they
will need to embrace smart ways for working in an algorithmic age. Everything
will need to change, including you.
here is my news: Ive written the required playbook. Its called The
Algorithmic Leader: How to be smart when machines are smarter than you, and it
will be available in early March 2019.
my travels, I came across a small but emerging group of leaders who were successfully
applying the lessons of the algorithmic age and pushing the boundaries of AI in
their organizations. Ive collected their stories, and distilled them into
a set of ten principles to guide leaders of all types, and organizations of all
sizes, to survive and thrive in this era of unprecedented change.
hope you enjoy the book. You can pre-order it now at 800-CEO-Read (great price!)
grateful that some of the smartest people I know have already given me some exceptional
feedback. Heres what Brian Halligan, founder and CEO of Hubspot, had to
companies are built on culture. Mike Walshs prescient vision of the algorithmic
company of the future is no robot army of soulless analytics dashboards, but a
living, breathing organisma community of humans who respond to motivation
beyond compensation; purpose and impact; decision-making and autonomy; location
and collaboration. A worthy read.
for your support!
Universal Trade Centre,
for your update.
very interesting to me.
currently torn (undecided and conflicted) on this A.I business. Maybe I've seen
too many films like '2001: A Space Odyssey' and John Carpenter's 'They Live'.
in and around the news media and online publishing industries for over a decade,
I've seen and experienced some of the best AND worst that hi-tech and Big-Tech
has to offer. Things can go very right or very wrong with A.I.
currently more in sync with the thinking and rational of the notorious"mad
genius" Elon Musk who tells of some of the dangers and threats of A.I. The
world is largely aware of some of the society destruction that Facebook did in
it's growth and mantra of "just breaking things" (apparently including
some lives) as they marched on towards a strong domination of the internet, primarily
via the beast know as social media.
Mike, I'm torn, but I'm open to learning more.
I could cover your book and associated projects. You may recall, I'm a media and
sports agent, with a background in journalism and media sales.
again for the tip off Mike, and let's keep the liaison going. Cheers.
Media Man Int
Media Man Australia
- The Algorithmic Leader: How to be smart when machines are smarter than you
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