This podcast spends time discussing Tim O’Reilly’s futuristic perspective on data, analytics, AI, jobs, and organization. He sheds light on what are somethings businesses could do to stay relevant and future proof. He discussed his book and shared some of the key insights relevant to anyone thinking of staying relevant in the World led by technology and impacting the future. A must video for anyone working!
00:28 Tim’s journey.
06:03 Tim’s current occupation.
10:50 Interesting work for interesting people.
15:08 Thinking behind the title “What’s the future”.
23:41 Culture and technology evolution.
26:29 Creating value for the shareholder.
35:06 Learning a new skill.
38:12 Labor and technology.
47:07 Investing in humans or technology?
56:02 The role of AI in Media.
59:45 How can an employee stay relevant?
1:04:28 Tim’s favorite books.
1:09:38 Key takeaways.
Tim’s Recommended Read:
AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee https://amzn.to/2N8VGLL
Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans https://amzn.to/2ugQBKr
The Long Twentieth Century: Money, Power and the Origins of Our Times by Giovanni Arrighi https://amzn.to/2ufhb6R
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth https://amzn.to/2LcbLQc
Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World by Anand Giridharadas https://amzn.to/2utgeXF
New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World–and How to Make It Work for You by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms https://amzn.to/2NbBJ77
Seeing like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed by James C. Scott https://amzn.to/2ztnoRz
The Struggle for Survival: An Historical, political, and Socioeconomic Perspective of St. Lucia by Anderson Reynolds https://amzn.to/2uqF22w
Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was “interesting work for interesting people,” which worked out pretty well. O’Reilly Media delivers online learning, publishes books, runs conferences, urges companies to create more value than they capture, and tries to change the world by spreading and amplifying the knowledge of innovators.
Tim has a history of convening conversations that reshape the computer industry. In 1993, he launched the first commercial, ad-supported site on the internet. In 1998, he organized the meeting where the term “open source software” was agreed on and helped the business world understand its importance. In 2004, with the Web 2.0 Summit, he defined how “Web 2.0” represented not only the resurgence of the web after the dot com bust, but a new model for the computer industry, based on big data, collective intelligence, and the internet as a platform. In 2009, with his “Gov 2.0 Summit,” he framed a conversation about the modernization of government technology that has shaped policy and spawned initiatives at the Federal, State, and local level and around the world. He has now turned his attention to the implications of AI, the on-demand economy, and other technologies that are transforming the nature of work and the future shape of the business world. This is the subject of his forthcoming book from Harper Business, WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us.
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