“Why do some leaders make good decisions and others don’t? Successful leaders are able to balance competing views and arrive at innovative solutions. They recognize that the future before them is not just one truth but many potential truths — and this allows for optionality in decision making.
“Given this year’s unprecedented rapid advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), especially in the form of large language models, it is worth revisiting Tegmark’s 2017 book on AI and the lessons it holds for how the future of business and society will look when we share the planet with machines [who are] sometimes as smart as humans — or smarter.”
Ten Maps That Reveal the Futre of Our World
“This book is worth a read. It is a set of 10 essays on different countries and their geopolitical importance in the coming years, including a final essay on space. Given the geopolitical complexity and the higher and higher likelihood of conflict breaking out in a multipolar world, it’s worth upping your geopolitical knowledge.”
“This book discusses the philosophy of virtual reality and the metaverse, but I learned more about what it means to deal with reality as a human being.”
“Whatever your role in business, the ability to engage and influence your audience is a critical skill for success. This is particularly true for technology leaders who must influence and lead a range of stakeholders from customers to employees to investors and partners. What I love about this book is that it provides a very clear and actionable framework to help anyone be a great storyteller — and it does so through engaging stories. I couldn’t put the book down.”
“The double whammy of lingering COVID-19-driven economic shocks and the rebirth of geopolitical risk from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have left business leaders and politicians scratching their heads at the ever-rising unpredictability of our world. MacAskill’s newest book offers a welcome respite from short-term concerns, and gives our organizations and institutions a blueprint for more long-term thinking.”
“Most executives are terrible at knowing when to quit. They keep pressing forward with failed approaches, projects and investments hoping that something will change and the outcome will improve. The author, Annie Duke, is a world-famous poker player who brings key concepts from the world of betting to teach you how to get good at quitting. Drawing on stories from elite athletes like Mount Everest climbers, founders of leading companies like Stewart Butterfield, the CEO of Slack, and top entertainers, Duke explains why quitting is integral to success, as well as strategies for determining when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em, that will save you time, energy and money.”