Ahead of our Global Predictive Analytics Forum, we shared some reading material in the area of analytics & business development. The books listed below cover a range of expertise from beginner right through to re-thinking your leadership style.

“Humans Need Not Apply” – Jerry Kaplan (2015)

In the past few years, the media has focused on publishing the most ‘exciting’ developments in AI & Robotics but such advancements come as no surprise to those working in that area.  After incredible investment and decades of effort, researchers are finally releasing the technology they have tirelessly worked on.

Jerry Kaplan gives an exciting insight into the latest “advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems” that worrying for some, may exceed human capabilities. Kaplan cautions that we need to address major concerns in modern developed work – “ volatile labour markets and income inequality.”

“Humans Need Not Reply” is a must-read for business leaders & developers for an eye-opening explanation of the promises of technology!

“Outside Insight” by Jorn Lyseggen (2017)

This insightful book paints the whole picture when it comes to data collection & how we should use it to benefit our organisations. We are often witnessing companies that do not know what to do with the abundance of data they are collecting, which inevitably leaves them drowning in data that can not or has not been used.

For industry best practice, the “Outside Insight” approach is recommended for any established or start-up business that truly wants to unleash their brands potential. CEO Jorn Lyseggen illustrates the future of corporate decision-making.”

“Life 3.0” by Max Tegmark (2017)

Differing from the 2 aforementioned books, “Life 3.0” by Max Tegmark (2017) is more accessible to the general public. This book is not simply aimed at the usage of data & analytics for business purposes, but rather how we, as a society have reacted to & deal with the advancements in technology.

Max, takes a practical approach to explaining how we have come to depend on & expect certain things from technology. Furthermore, he highlights how this has impacted the way in which we think as individuals & as a collective.

We just posted the first instalment of Recommended Reading Material for Predictive Analytics. If you have read & enjoyed it, then you are going to be excited about the latest instalment.

“The Leadership Mind Switch” by D.A. Benton and Kylie Wright-Ford (2017)

The business world has changed dramatically in the past 2 decades. From being mobile 24/7 to being virtual, doing business has never been easier yet more complex. But one thing remains constant: Leadership.

The Leadership Mind Switch teaches leaders in this role how to lead. Kylie Wright-Ford is an operating executive, sits on multiple boards and is a three-time entrepreneur. Kylie is also a popular guest lecturer at Emory University and experienced moderator of conversations with world leaders and disruptors.

Both authors offer endless, valuable experience in emotional intelligence, guidance combined to provide readers with a ground-breaking leadership guide. The Leadership Mind Switch puts a strong emphasis on leadership changing with the change in technology.

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution” by Klaus Schwab (2016)

With the very foundation of our existence & how we live being changed at almost an incomprehensible speed. Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, focuses this book on the political & global responsibilities that we now face in openly discussing how technology is continuing to change the world, faster now than ever seen before.

With mentions of Genetic Testing right through to Digital Transformations, “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” challenges us to think about how we are changing as human beings & how are interactions are inadvertently changing also.

Including Crowdsourcing ideas, insights and wisdom from the World Economic Forum’s global network of business, government, civil society and youth leaders, this book looks deeply at the future that is unfolding today and how we might take collective responsibility to ensure it is a positive one for all of us.

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