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The Algorithmic Leader

How to Be Smart When Machines Are Smarter Than You
Narrated by: Mike Walsh
Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
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The greatest threat we face is not robots replacing us, but our reluctance to reinvent ourselves.

We live in an age of wonder: cars that drive themselves, devices that anticipate our needs, and robots capable of everything from advanced manufacturing to complex surgery. 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 21st century?

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 decentralized 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, listeners 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.

©2019 Mike Walsh (P)2019 Mike Walsh

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Inspired storytelling: AI and Machine and Algorithms

This book neatly provides context on how the Algorithmic Leader is applicable across all industries, and the book provides the guiding principles to taking advantage of the data using algorithms.

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What a great eye opening book!

An exhilarating trip into the near future of algorithmic business and what this means for anyone already leading teams, trying to get their company to change or even starting their career. Always nice when the author reads their own book.

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Absolutely brilliant

In this book Mike Walsh has managed to distill years of research in clear understanding and insights that cover an exceptionally wide spectrum of algorithmic era challenges. The frameworks, thought experiments and pure clarity of issues and trajectories for the coming years are amazing. If you work in technology or are at all interested in how AI and algorithms will impact all our lives, make this the first book you read. Absolutely the best book I have read in the last 2 years.

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Thought provoking and practical

I really enjoyed listening to the Algorithmic Leader. Mike presents a thought provoking and practical set of ideas about the future of work and organisations, while linking these future imperatives to present, real-life situations unfolding around us. In this Audible book, the author's voice is clear and compelling.

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  • Zach D.
  • 15-09-2020

A clear guide to leadership in a "smart" future

Mike Walsh does an excellent job of breaking down what it means - what we need to do - to be a leader in the algorithmic age. This book takes complex topics and makes them accessible with real world examples as an inspirational guide on how to lead with data. It is easy to remain stuck in the way you've always done things. It is also easy to pretend new digital landscapes and artificial intelligence won't change how one must think and act in an age of algorithms. That thinking perhaps implies there is a threat to one's professional existence posed by this future. However, this book illuminates how using systems, data, and intelligence gives us an opportunity to excel in our organizations and as leaders. If we embrace the digital advantages available to us today, we can become Algorithmic Leaders, and not Algorithmic Victims!

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  • keyona mcneill
  • 25-07-2020

Awesome Book

This book is dynamic. All leaders should read it. Great and easy read and listen. This will prepare you for the future as a Algorithmic Leader. Mike Walsh spoke to my Gardner Webb University doctoral class.

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  • Otis531
  • 27-09-2019

Very well done

Very solid book. The quantitative examples and communication at a layman’s level make this book useful for many audiences, across many academic subjects. Well done.

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  • Jason Colak
  • 13-05-2019

Great summary of the Between Worlds podcast

I thought that Mike did a great job tying together a number of disparate topics from the various podcast discussions in a cohesive whole. As a person who leads a data/technical team in a “business” division of the org, I am living the challenges involved in straddling the 2 worlds so I was able to relate to a lot of the topics in the books.

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  • John
  • 27-01-2019

Unfortunately a bit too simple.

Big fan of his podcast, but found this to be a bit too simple if you already have an "algorithmic" mindset.

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  • Ryan Matthews
  • 01-11-2019

Once you get over the smugness, it's interesting

The book doesn't actually teach you anything specific, but rather shares some interesting and thought provoking stories. The distraction in the book is Mike Walsh's smugness, lines like "I was drinking green tea in Tokyo with the CEO of xxxx," totally take you away from the messages that he's trying to deliver. I know that he's painting a picture, but it just comes across as unbearably smug, which is a shame. But if you can get past this and listen to the real content, it's a worthwhile read. You'll need to excuse me now while I drink my McDonald's milkshake in Milton Keynes with Donald Trump.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 16-02-2019

Tech Visionary

Really good read. Up to date concepts , inspiring story telling and mind shifting ideas around how we can integrate our lives with AI .