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Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future


 From the authors of “The Second Machine Age”, which is a must-read-book for every CEO who truly wants to understand exponential and reinvention.


The Core Message

AI is going faster than expected, machines are getting smarter and smarter, we are all connected, platforms are taking over, open innovation and co-creation are the names of the game, there is wisdom in the crowds and it will happen in your industry too. Using the usual examples (which is in itself is an indication that the platforms are taking over and winners take all) such as Airbnb, Facebook, Google, Uber, Alibaba, Amazon and Kickstarter.

 

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The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Deliver Business Results and Increase the Investment in Talent Development 

(Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Jack J. Phillips)


We’ve all probably seen it: When the IT organization is directed to cut costs, one of the first things to go is the training budget, and learning and development fall by the wayside. The reason is simple: Training tends to be seen as a cost, rather than as an investment.


It’s difficult to fault business executives for that. Any investment needs to be tied to business objectives, and deliver business results, and the return on investment of learning and training can be murky, at best. But according to Patti and Jack Phillips, CEO and chairman, respectively, of the ROI Institute, it doesn’t have to be that way.


In their new book, “The Business Case for Learning: Using Design Thinking to Deliver Business Results and Increase the Investment in Talent Development,” the Phillipses discuss how to demonstrate learning and development ROI to even the most skeptical business executive.


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Archive - Book of the Month

Each month we select the most interesting, useful or inspiring new book relating to training & development and human resources, and provide a short review so that you can get a quick idea of the essentials.