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The Rise of the Humans By Dave Coplin

The Rise of the Humans by Dave Coplin

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Summary

The rapid growth of our digital world has brought huge advantages - access to information anywhere, at any time, and the ability to communicate with colleagues, family and friends around the globe in real-time. But in other ways, the same technology has also disconnected us. This book deals with this topic.

The Rise of the Humans Summary

The Rise of the Humans: How to Outsmart the Digital Deluge by Dave Coplin

The rapid growth of our digital world has brought huge advantages - access to information anywhere, at any time, and the ability to communicate with colleagues, family and friends around the globe in real-time. But in other ways, the same technology has also disconnected us. Computers risk becoming less of a productivity tool and more like information firehoses, drowning us in a deluge of data that can keep us from doing meaningful, real work. The devices in our hands connect us like never before, but they vie for our attention to the point where they are beginning to disconnect us from the real world. In this book, Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft UK, argues that right now it feels like the machines are taking over but if we stop thinking about the digital deluge as a problem and instead see it as an incredible opportunity we will be able to redress the balance. Technology offers our society so much but it is up to us, the humans, to rise to that potential.

The Rise of the Humans Reviews

'Thought-provoking book. This slim volume does some envisioning, giving you a more cheerful view of how to cope with the world of work and the flood of information than the usual headlines. It's also a good high-level survey of the research and writing on these areas, and it's written in a friendly and accessible style that doesn't assume you use any particular brand of technology, studded with personal anecdotes and discursions into what serendipity really means (it's more Sherlock Holmes that winning the lottery).' - Mary Branscombe, ZDNet 'Coplin's 130-odd pages will leave you fantastically well read.' - Simon Rockman, The Register 'Dave Coplin outlines how we can turn the threat of the "digital deluge" into a key organisational asset, creating a new generation of responsive organisations that are ready for the 21st century business world.' - Adam Pisoni, Co-founder and CTO at Yammer / CVP, Yammer Engineering, Microsoft 'I recommend that you switch off all electronic devices, devour this in one sitting, then lean back and ponder deeply.' - Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, author of Tired But Wired 'If you're working in or managing a workplace today you need to read The Rise of the Humans.' - Guy Clapperton, co-author of The Smarter Working Manifesto 'Overall, a great and timely book, worth reading and thought provoking.- - Katarina Nolte, blogger on Health, Food & Eco-Feminism

About Dave Coplin

Dave Coplin is the Chief Envisioning Officer for Microsoft UK and an established thought leader in the UK. He has worked across a wide range of industries and customers, providing strategic advice and guidance around the intersection of a modern society and technology both inside and outside of the world of work. Dave is passionate about turning the base metal of technology into valuable assets that affect the way we live, work and play and, in so doing, move the focus from the technology itself to the outcome it enables. His previous book, Business Reimagined, provided individuals and organisations with a view of a new working environment based on collaborative and flexible working and on technology that, used correctly, liberates rather than constrains. Dave has contributed to a range of media articles, conferences and forums all relating to the goal of making technology less "visible" and more "valuable" in our daily lives.

Table of Contents

About the Author Introduction 1. The Digital Deluge The lie of multi-tasking The digital distraction Being mindful: taking back control Mastering the screaming digital demons by Gloria Mark 2. Bingeing and Snacking Infogestion Chewing on data's empty calories Failing to cope with information excess Unlocking the potential of information overload 3. Filtering and Thinking Big Tuning in and out The creepy valley and over-personalisation Human control Serendipity and the importance of discovery Judging the jump 4. The Rise of the Connected Customer Mining the data divide Datanomics The multi-dimensional customer The four dimensions of the connected customer The end of organisational silos Case study: Ted Baker 5. The Rise of the Connected Worker Unleashing the workforce Transformational employees Opening up the internal serendipity economy Culture, culture, culture The new alchemists Time for a new "career" Unboxing the inbox Case study: Delta Airlines 6. Unlocking the Power of Data The Big Data bandwagon Correlation vs causality This is NOT a Big Data book Unearthing Big Data's top three hidden talents Moving out of creeoy valley Creating a data culture Small data and a bright future by Lutz Finger 7. The Rise of the Machines How I learned to stop worrying and love the algorithms The end of handmade digital Teaching the machines to learn The singularity is near (ish) What seems hard is easy, what seems easy is hard The incredible future of machine learning by Chris Bishop 9. The Rise of the Humans Judgements Day New skills for a new machine age The rising tide Ackonwledgements

Additional information

GOR005833407
9780857194053
0857194054
The Rise of the Humans: How to Outsmart the Digital Deluge by Dave Coplin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Harriman House Publishing
2014-05-20
152
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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