There’s a pervasive sense in the world right now that we’ve been doing things the wrong way. Our habits and predilections are taking a toll on our health and happiness, not to mention our systems and ecosystems. This is one of the reasons the technologies associated with AI are so intriguing.
As Robb Wilson and I describe in our book, Age of Invisible Machines, we can use conversational AI to create increasingly evolved automation to free people from soul-sucking drudgery and make our organizations more efficient. In his new book, The Song of Significance, bestselling author Seth Godin explains just how imperative it is that we rethink our relationship with productivity and actively find ways to make “work” more rewarding.
Recently, Robb and I had the good fortune to welcome Godin as a guest on the Invisible Machines podcast, and we were taken with the synchronicities between our books. To me, both texts describe some very necessary changes that we need to be willing to make personally and organizationally in order to make the future a better place (or, you might argue, ensure we have a future to inhabit). That’s not to say that there’s a lot of overlap. Seth’s book is “a manifesto for teams and the people who lead them” and our book explains how to harness technology in ways that lead to similar outcomes. In fact, these books complement each other so well that we’re giving away 20 copies of each!
That’s right! You can enter to win a package containing a copy of both The Song of Significance and Age of Invisible Machines. How? Leave a comment on this LinkedIn post from UX Mag tagging one friend or colleague who you think would enjoy these books (and the Invisible Machines podcast). We’ll pick ten winners at random and those winners along with the person they tagged will each get a copy of both books! The contest ends on June 1st. Good luck!