Technology is rapidly invading fields that it once could not touch. It can drive cars
better than humans, predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, identify faces, scurry helpfully around offices and factories, even perform some surgeries, all faster, more reliably, and less expensively than people. And while technology is doubling in power
every two years, people are not.
In a world like that, how will people fit in? How will organizations create maximum value?
Geoff shows that the answer lies not in the nature of technology but in the nature of people. Regardless of what computers achieve, our greatest advantage lies in what we humans are most powerfully driven to do for and with one another, arising from our deepest, most essentially human abilities—empathy, creativity, social sensitivity, storytelling, humor, building relationships, and leading. This is how we create value that is durable and not easily replicated by technology – because we’re hardwired to want it from humans.
With eye-opening examples from the Cleveland Clinic, the U.S. Army, Stanford Business Schools, and many other organizations, Geoff shows how we all can – and must – build the valuable human skills of tomorrow. These high-value skills create tremendous competitive advantages – more devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, more effective teams. His message is inspiring and reassuring: In a transformed and disruptive economy, far more than we ever imagined, we already have what it takes to be great.
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