Summary of Creativity, Intuition and the Algorithm, with Tammy Erickson

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Creativity, Intuition and the Algorithm, with Tammy Erickson summary
If you’re confident that your job is resistant to technological unemployment, then Tammy Erickson begs to differ.

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In her candid, elopquent oration, Tammy Erickson, an adjunct professor of organizational behavior at London Business School, warns that the knowledge worker may become an endangered species in the 21st century. She paints a bleak picture of the future of knowledge work, a future where large cohorts of workers will become obsolete. Though Erickson’s talk ends on a positive note, her optimism fails to offset the gloom she forecasts. getAbstract believes knowledge workers across all sectors ought to consider and prepare for the grim future Erickson predicts.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How advancing technology is encroaching on knowledge work
  • What jobs could survive the upheaval
  • How you can prepare for the imminent change
 

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As the technology juggernaut continues to transform society, it will “virtually eliminate” knowledge work. Only craftspeople such as artists and musicians are impervious to the threat of technological unemployment. Machines will perform many of the tasks that people currently execute more cheaply, quickly...
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Executive adviser Tammy Erickson is an adjunct professor of organizational behavior at London Business School.


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