Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will

Geoff Colvin / Aug 24, 2019

Humans Are Underrated What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will As technology races ahead what will people do better than computers What hope will there be for us when computers can drive cars better than humans predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal

  • Title: Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will
  • Author: Geoff Colvin
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  • As technology races ahead, what will people do better than computers What hope will there be for us when computers can drive cars better than humans, predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, identify faces, scurry helpfully around offices and factories, even perform some surgeries, all faster, reliably, and less expensively than people It s easy to iAs technology races ahead, what will people do better than computers What hope will there be for us when computers can drive cars better than humans, predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, identify faces, scurry helpfully around offices and factories, even perform some surgeries, all faster, reliably, and less expensively than people It s easy to imagine a nightmare scenario in which computers simply take over most of the tasks that people now get paid to do While we ll still need high level decision makers and computer developers, those tasks won t keep most working age people employed or allow their living standard to rise The unavoidable question will millions of people lose out, unable to best the machine is increasingly dominating business, education, economics, and policy.The bestselling author of Talent Is Overrated explains how the skills the economy values are changing in historic ways The abilities that will prove most essential to our success are no longer the technical, classroom taught left brain skills that economic advances have demanded from workers in the past Instead, our greatest advantage lies in what we humans are most powerfully driven to do for and with one another, arising from our deepest, most essentially human abilities empathy, creativity, social sensitivity, storytelling, humor, building relationships, and expressing ourselves with greater power than logic can ever achieve This is how we create durable value that is not easily replicated by technology because we re hardwired to want it from humans.These high value skills create tremendous competitive advantage devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, and effective teams And while many of us regard these abilities as innate traits he s a real people person, she s naturally creative it turns out they can all be developed They re already being developed in a range of far sighted organizations, such as the Cleveland Clinic, which emphasizes empathy training of doctors and all employees to improve patient outcomes and lower medical costs the U.S Army, which has revolutionized its training to focus on human interaction, leading to stronger teams and greater success in real world missions Stanford Business School, which has overhauled its curriculum to teach interpersonal skills through human to human experiences As technology advances, we shouldn t focus on beating computers at what they do we ll lose that contest Instead, we must develop our most essential human abilities and teach our kids to value not just technology but also the richness of interpersonal experience They will be the most valuable people in our world because of it Colvin proves that to a far greater degree than most of us ever imagined, we already have what it takes to be great.From the Hardcover edition.

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        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.Geoff Geoffrey Colvin has a degree in economics from Harvard and an M.B.A from New York University He is an author, a broadcaster, and speaker He is also Senior Editor at Large of Fortune Magazine.


    1. Depois de um livro que tinha gostado bastante, “Talent is Overrated. What really separates world-class performers from everybody else”, Colvin acaba desiludindo fortemente com esta espécie de sucessor, “Humans Are Underrated: What high achievers know that brilliant machines never will”. Apesar de seguir o mesmo estilo gladwelliano que tinha seguido antes, arrisca demasiado e espalha-se completamente, ou então, o facto de eu estar muito mais por dentro desta matéria, permitiu-me perceb [...]

    2. A little slow to get started, Colvin spent so much time talking about how computers are putting us all out of work, I was expecting a pitch for basic income.The balance of the book does a good job of showing the power of empathy in the new economy, especially for large, dynamic organizations. The latter chapters are thought provoking, especially for anyone leading distributed teams.

    3. An insightful book full of great information from multiple observations and researches. Although the author makes great arguments, they are primarily based on assumptions that are just that - assumptions. Computers might not be able to truly replicate some of human's emotional capabilities but surely it is not in the realm of impossible by any means for them to mimic them to a close approximation. Some of the arguments such as the direct correlation between population density and innovation do n [...]

    4. At times fascinating, but mostly the descriptions of what computers are able to do,or will be doing soon. I am a little doubtful that computers will be crowded out of "human" jobs - those emphasizing emotion and interaction. I suspect computers will be programmed for many of these activities too, and in some cases cost and accessibility may win out over our supposedly better bedside manner. Not all the time perhaps, but enough for there to be significant economic displacement And that is my grea [...]

    5. If you read a lot on the topic, not a lot new. What I did like was what the author brought to the book for those who hadn't already read a lot on the topic.Right to the point - Humans are empathy machines who tell stories. Computers are logical and factual. Therefore the future jobs for humans are in empathy and storytelling.Before I returned the book to the library, I wish I made note of one thing that hit me, and that was he was't referring to the current economic era as the knowledge era - be [...]

    6. Awesome, insightful and thought-provoking with a highly readable style of writing. It definitely got me to re-appraise how I had been thinking of my own skills and competencies.

    7. This book puts us in a different perspective amidst the talk about technologies, computers and AI taking over our jobs. Technology is getting better every day and it is growing exponentially. A lot of things that we knew were not possibly performed by computers and machines are now becoming a reality. We should expect the trend to continue. However, instead of chasing to race against the machine, which for most tasks they will do better than humans, if not now but eventually, the author argues t [...]

    8. Book on man vs machine and how man continue to have the upper hand in the challenge. This book explores how as technology advances, there are limits to which technology can replace human ingenuity. Ultimately humanity problems require human solutions which artificial intelligence are unable to come out with. And human solutions require creativity, empathy, trust & relationship at personal level, all of which cannot (or at least have yet to) be coded.Also highlighted as skills require to succ [...]

    9. Geoff Colvin, the senior editor-at-large at Fortune wrote one of my favorite books of 2008 – Talent is Overrated. Now he’s written what will clearly be one of my favorites of 2015.This book took me on more of an emotional roller coaster ride than any great novel or whodunit. The first two chapters were informative and scary – telling just how fast computers (and technology-cousins robots of all sorts) are improving – and what they can already do that you may not be aware of.Then the book [...]

    10. I got very little out of this book. For me, it read too much like a middle school term paper. The author seems to think that providing a quote or clever anecdote provides sufficient evidence to prove his broad, sweeping economic predictions. Much of the book consists of the author making fairly mundane observations before leaping to conclusions that are either blindingly obvious or complete speculation. The idea that emotional intelligence is becoming more and more important in the modern world [...]

    11. Geoff Colvin has written an easy to read book that reads more like an essay - a call to the skills that this and future generations will need to refine and improve in order to better utilize the impacts of the improving technology around us. I found each chapter as a stand alone essay very thought provoking - it is the interactions and interpersonal skills between people and teams that will make for the greatest successes and improvements. It is an area that I don't excel in - and I consider it [...]

    12. Three and half stars.Humans are Misunderstood might be a more accurate title, though "underrated" probably is more eye-catching. This is a piece of journalism, smoothly and brightly written, rather than an academic treatise; Colvin does list his sources, but few are primary, a lot are web pages and popular books, and his instances of "scientists believe" or "as X says" do leave room for suspicion that he is cherry-picking in the interests of making a case. But generally he makes his case well, p [...]

    13. I think it took me from September to November to read because I was in so many other books and order so many and put all of them currently reading instead of when I open it. It really only took me 4 to 3 days of an hour here and there of reading to finish. Was a quick read and thoroughly liked what the author was saying. Rise of Human services it a new era cause from the technology revolution. Ok that was a bit dramatic but not sappy like oh man,,,, more like where is man?!?!

    14. This is a book that I got from the library and now will be buying a copy of to foist on everyone I know. It is a great review of critical human skills that make our world better and will continue to, even as we increase our reliance on machines. Anyone wondering how they can improve themselves to be relevant in that not-so-distant future should read this. Has great commentary and examples of humans working in teams, for instance, and adding value through pure human social connection.

    15. Colvin lays down some depressing news about the future of humanity vis a vis technology. Technology will commoditize almost all jobs now done by humans and only a narrow set of "relational" occupations will remain truly human. As to how all this will come about when technology is also disrupting human interrelationships is anyone's guess.

    16. It has good insights about our future coexisting with machines smarter than us. I consider interesting how the author argues our brain evolved at this high cognitive level mainly because we needed to interact socially. I don't really think it is completely accurate but it makes you think. Although it is kind of redundant at the end, it is worth reading.

    17. Well, to be short, this book ensures that humans cannot be 100% replaced by machines, especially, where team work is essential. And to my surprise: the best teams are only where there are women included but not the smartest men, because apparently empathy is EVERYTHING.

    18. A lovely book, There was common saying the technology going to outs the human employment In real the new invention eliminate the old one and not humans Author explains why better technology required and how it helps the human evolution an interesting write to read.Overall can Check it out

    19. Human to human relationships will never be mimicked by computers well enough for people to prefer them. Okay time will tell Mr Colvin

    20. For some reason, I didn't care for this book as much as I thought I would, given how connected I feel to the topic (having a liberal arts degree and being quite concerned about my ability to get a job, both now and in the future). I think it may be the tone of the book; it's not harsh, or cold, or unfeeling, or anything I can put a definitive negative term on, it just felt somewhatoffputting. Like, even though I can't point to anything Colvin wrote that sounded sketchy, at times I questioned cla [...]

    21. One of the five best books I read in 2015The key insight of this book is that human brains evolved for social interaction. What Colvin does is spin out the implications of that insight, with excellent real life examples. This book is a wonderful counterpoint to the books which attempt to predict the future and also to the ones who claim that computers will never be able to do what humans do. The strength of the analysis is that you will get an idea of how you might adapt effectively to a rapidly [...]

    22. Interesting view on what will be the valuable skills in the upcoming age of technology doing everything.Hardest things for Technology will be centered around people. Dealing with data and things will soon surpass humans in all jobs.Empathy is the core valuable skill for this next age. This is something that men are intrinsically bad at, and likely will be worse at empathy than machines themselves. (That's not saying much). Skill in working in collaborative teams which understand each others stre [...]

    23. This was the first book I had come across on this topic - eye opening. A quick read as well - would recommend it to friends and colleagues. I liked that the book went into the recent advancements in technology, notably IBM's Watson, and how these advancements had exceeded what people thought would ever be possible from a machine. The author provided a number of innate human strengths and clear examples of how humans used them to their advantage (he had a number of military examples). I thought t [...]

    24. Loved it! It made me think about the skills we as a society will have to focus on in the future that are innate. Practice, collaboration, and empathy will drive our work in the future. The anecdotes were great in the book too

    25. Some really great and interesting examples, and some of the correlation -> causation things were also interesting. However, as a whole book, not that great. Without reading the title, I wouldn't have known what the overall argument was.

    26. A worthwhile readThe world is changing and the way we work and interacts needs to as well which is the premise of this very good book

    27. Interesting read on how "soft" skills, aka people skills, will drive hiring as technology continues to disrupt more strata of traditional labor.

    28. Not a very engaging book beyond the first two chapters. Falls in poor readability category with thin fonts and brownish paper.

    29. A book I think all should read if they aren't 90% done with their working life which is a lot of you.

    30. I have read a couple of books on similar topics and i felt that there's no exceptional insights in this book. What this book has its that it is peppered with examples and research to support the claim.

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