Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age, 1st Edition

  • Edward D. Hess
  • Katherine Ludwig
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  • ISBN-10: 1626568766
  • ISBN-13: 9781626568761
  • DDC: 650.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released September 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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Humility Is the New Smart. Your job is at risk—if not now, then soon. We are on the leading edge of a Smart Machine Age led by artificial intelligence that will be as transformative for us as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors. Smart machines will take over millions of jobs in manufacturing, office work, the service sector, the professions, you name it. Not only can they know more data and analyze it faster than any mere human, say the authors, but smart machines are free of the emotional, psychological, and cultural baggage that so often mars human thinking. To stay relevant, we need to excel at critical, creative, and innovative thinking and at genuinely engaging with others—things machines can’t do well. The key is to change our definition of what it means to be smart. Hess and Ludwig call it being NewSmart, and offer guidance for developing NewSmart attitudes and four critical behaviors that will help us adapt to the new reality.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
More Praise for Humility Is the New Smart.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction Why You Should Read This Book.
A New Mental Model for the Smart Machine Age.
1: The Smart Machine Age: A New Game Requires New Rules.
2: NewSmart: A New Definition of “Smart”.
3: Humility: The Gateway to Human Excellence in the SMA.
NewSmart Behaviors.
4: Quieting Ego.
5: Managing Self: Thinking and Emotions.
6: Reflective Listening.
7: Otherness: Emotionally Connecting and Relating to Others.
8: Your NewSmart Behaviors Assessment Tool.
The NewSmart Organization.
9: Leading a NewSmart Organization.
Your NewSmart Organizational Assessment Tool.
Epilogue: Our Invitation to You.
Recommended Reading.
About the Authors.
Other Backmatter.