Reinventing Our Organizations and Ourselves in This Algorithmic Age

March 12, 2019

The Algorithmic Leader - Mike Walsh“Great companies are built on culture. Mike Walsh’s prescient vision of the algorithmic company of the future is no robot army of soulless analytics dashboards, but a living, breathing organism—a community of humans who respond to motivation beyond compensation; purpose and impact; decision-making and autonomy; location and collaboration. A worthy read.”—Brian Halligan, Founder & CEO of Hubspot

Automation, algorithms, and AI will transform every facet of daily life, but are we prepared for what that means for the future of work, leadership, and creativity? While many already fear that robots will take their jobs, rapid advancements in machine intelligence raise a far more important question: what is the true potential of human intelligence in the twenty-first century?

In The Algorithmic Leader: How to Be Smart When Machines Are Smarter Than You, releasing through Page Two Books today, Futurist and global nomad Mike Walsh has synthesized years of research and interviews with some of the world’s top business leaders, AI pioneers and data scientists into a set of 10 principles about what it takes to succeed in the algorithmic age. Across disparate cultures, industries, and timescales, Walsh brings to life the history and future of ideas like probabilistic thinking, machine learning, digital ethics, disruptive innovation, and de-centralized organizations as a foundation for a radically new approach to making decisions, solving problems, and leading people.

The Algorithmic Leader offers a hopeful and practical guide for leaders of all types, and organizations of all sizes, to survive and thrive in this era of unprecedented change. By applying Walsh’s 10 core principles, readers will be able to design their own journey of personal transformation, harness the power of algorithms, and chart a clear path ahead—for their company, their team, and themselves.

The author is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the twenty-first century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. A true global nomad, Walsh travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting case studies, and presenting on the future of business. Walsh’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike. He also hosts a weekly podcast, Between Worlds, in which he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators, and troublemakers across the globe.

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Designing A World-Class Employee Experience that Inspires and Engages

March 11, 2019

Dana Wright-Wasson - Talk the Walk“Dana Wright-Wasson provides a much-needed assessment of what it takes to create an engaged team, culture, and organization. She also provides the necessary frameworks, ideas, and resources for readers to get started today building an energized, purposeful, and aligned corporate culture where people can’t wait to come to work.”—Denise Brosseau, CEO of Thought Leadership Lab, author of Ready to Be a Thought Leader?

We’re thrilled to announce the release today of Dana Wright-Wasson’s Talk the Walk: Designing a Clear Path to a World Class Employee Experience. Dana’s book is every leader’s guide to creating a culture that inspires employees to show up with passion, solve hard problems, and make the company better—together.

With expanding to-do lists, shrinking resources, and meaningless mission statements, it can be a struggle to keep employees excited about their job and workplace. Creative approaches to engagement, such as adding nap pods and implementing engagement surveys, are part of the story but alone don’t solve the problem. Building an engaged workforce requires a purpose-driven leader who can help employees rise to their individual and collective potential, bringing their very best selves to the task. Leaders who listen to the needs of employees and encourage them to design better ways of working help build a culture that retains and attracts top talent.

With wit and wisdom, Dana Wright-Wasson, president of Take Action Inc. and renowned speaker, shares in Talk the Walk the components necessary for leaders to design an exceptional employee experience. Using design thinking, studies, and stories from more than twenty years of facilitating employee engagement within teams and organizations, Dana will show you how to develop your leadership strengths, recognize good ideas, and give voice to your teams. She also uses examples from admired global corporations that are creating real impact, including Zappos, Google, Netflix, and Mars, Incorporated.

For more information about Talk the Walk, visit http://take-action.com/ttw-home.

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Networking is Not Just About the Dreaded Mixer or Cocktail Parties

March 7, 2019

Michelle Tillis Lederman - The Connector's Advantage Book Cover“In the new economy, it’s not who knows you, it’s who trusts you. When in doubt, don’t forget Michelle’s Law #10.”—Seth Godin, author of Linchpin

Congratulations to Page Two author, Michelle Tillis Lederman on the successful launch of her latest book—The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact —which has already hit #1 in career guides, #1 in personal success and #17 in non-fiction in its first week!

Since the book is all about making connections, the author would like to invite you to make a connection of your own and earn some goodies while you’re at it. When you buy two copies of the book today (either eBook or paperback)—one for yourself and one that you gift to a connection—and she’ll gift you with a few bonuses, including a live Q&A session, discount for an online Connector assessment, and audio training with Jordan Harbinger on the 4 Personality Archetypes.

Connectors think and act a certain way that makes things happen faster, easier, and often with a better result. And even if you are already a Connector, The Connector’s Advantage will help you take it up a level. Regardless of your goal—a job, a promotion, new business, a referral—who you know and who knows you will lead to opportunities. It is the strength of your relationships that leads to your success.

Michelle Tillis Lederman is the founder and CEO of Executive Essentials, which provides customized communications and leadership training and coaching programs. She has previously published several books including the internationally known The 11 Laws of Likability, and was named one of Forbes’ Top 25 Networking Experts. She is also a regular in the media, appearing on NBC, CBS, Fox, NPR, CNBC, and in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and others.

The Connector’s Advantage is a treasure trove of information about how to build strong, valuable ties that enhance your personal and professional life written by someone who has done the research and put it into practice.”—David Burkus, bestselling author of Friend of a Friend

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Rebelling Creatively with John S. Couch, VP of Product Design at Hulu

February 26, 2019

John S CouchWe’re excited to share that we are working with our new client John S. Couch—writer, artist, and the vice president of product design at Hulu—on his upcoming book, The Art of Creative Rebellion. As the product design lead, he spearheaded the successful redesign of the Hulu Experience across mobile, living room, and web, and is currently transforming the American entertainment company’s design of future storytelling through emerging platforms.

Before making an entrance into the world of technology, John led the communications team at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles. (His first job out of university was actually curating an art show in London of Beat writer William Burroughs’s “Shotgun Paintings”!) After travelling around Paris, Vienna, and Tokyo, John settled in San Francisco and kick-started his design career at Wired Magazine, where he shared an office with notable Vancouverite, Douglas Coupland. The technology specialist and innovator is fluent in Japanese and helped launch Wired Japan during his stint at the media company. After developing a love for technology at Wired, he took on the roles of vice president and creative director at CBS Interactive, the chief creative officer of The Shop, and, subsequently, the head of design and senior creative director at Magento and eBay. Aside from working with us on The Art of Creative Rebellion, the writer has also been writing his own Sci-Fi novel which will be published next month. To this day, John paints every evening and was recently commissioned by a Shugendo priest in Nara, Japan to paint the deity, Zao Gongen. We can’t wait to work with such a creative and innovative leader, and to help John share his insight with the world.

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Building Irresistible Brands with Gair Maxwell

February 23, 2019

Gair Maxwell We are thrilled to share that we are working with Gair Maxwell, highly sought-after international keynote speaker and brand strategist who delivers approximately ninety presentations each year on building irresistible, legendary brands. Joining the book-building process is Dana Zilic, Gair’s partner in life and work, who is supporting the book’s development in a number of key ways.

Gair Maxwell is an established, global authority on helping organizations create iconic, larger-than-life brands that attract legions of customers and top talent—without having to resort to any pushy, marketing or sales tactics. Gair has presented his unique business strategies in over thirty-three U.S. states, all ten Canadian provinces, the UK, Mexico, and across Europe and Latin America. He has worked with some of the world’s most dynamic organizations, including The Apple Specialist Marketing Group, NAPA and Caterpillar, and has shared the stage with Richard Branson and Gene Simmons. In the words of the KISS co-founder and rock legend, “Gair is an inspiring figure. He makes you want to get up and achieve something. As good a speaker as I’ve ever heard.”

Gair, was named “Speaker of the Year” by TEC Canada in 2012 and is represented by multiple bureaus across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Event planners rave about his gift for simplifying complex ideas into easily digestible bites that any audience can implement immediately. Some of Gair’s clients have experienced 15x to 20x financial growth after attending one of his events and implementing the ideas he shares. We can’t wait to help share his accessible, business and brand-building wisdom even further with his upcoming book, slated for release in Fall of 2019.

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