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Vala Afshar

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Vala Afshar is a digital marketing evangelist, author and Twitter storyteller. He contributes weekly technology, business and leadership articles to a variety of publications, as well as co-hosting the weekly video show DisrupTV
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Human Advantage in an Age of Technology and Turmoil
Kenneth Cukier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Francis de Véricourt - 2021-05-11
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Discover the pivotal role humans play in decision-making with FRAMERS. Authors of the breakout bestseller Big Data, Kenneth Cukier, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, and Francis de Véricourt dive into the limits of data-driven artificial intelligence and how framing new questions is the critical function that machines cannot replace. Learn about the power of mental models and how we can dream within constraints to solve problems like never before. FRAMERS is a must-read for those seeking to understand the importance of framing in the age of algorithms and machine prosperity.
Vala Afshar
To frame is to make a mental model that enables us to see patterns, predict how things will unfold, and understand new situations. Frames guide our decisions and the results we attain. We can improve our framing through cognitive diversity. FRAMERS is a brilliant book!      source
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Excellence Now
Extreme Humanism
Tom Peters - 2021-03-15
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Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism provides timeless and new leadership lessons for the NOW. Tom Peters, known for launching a maverick approach to management thinking, sets an even higher bar with this book, revealing how excellence in leadership is achieved through an obsessive focus on the growth of those being led. In a world turned upside down, this book powerfully delivers the management and leadership direction needed to move forward.
Vala Afshar
‘What you are doing now will be the hallmark of your entire career.’ Excellence Now: Extreme Humanism, by @Tom_Peters, is my top book recommendation of 2021      source
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Human + Machine
Reimagining Work in the Age of AI
Paul R. Daugherty - 2018-03-20
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Explore the impact of technology on modern management in this must-read business book, named one of the "Best Business Books of 2018" by Fortune CEO Daily. Gain a tactile understanding of the ways in which machines and human expertise can work collaboratively to transform the way we work.
Vala Afshar
“Human + Machine” provides he missing and much needed management playbook got success in our new age of AI. I highly recommend this brilliant book, by @pauldaugh and @hjameswilson, to all business transformation trailblazers. Your understanding of #AI is key to your success.      source