The Fuzzy and the Techie: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World

  • 8h 35m 17s
  • Scott Hartley
  • Brilliance Publishing
  • 2017

Scott Hartley first heard the terms fuzzy and techie while studying political science at Stanford University. If you majored in the humanities or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you majored in the computer sciences, you were a techie. This informal division has quietly found its way into a default assumption that has misled the business world for decades: that it's the techies who drive innovation.

But in this brilliantly contrarian book, Hartley reveals the counterintuitive reality of business today: it's actually the fuzzies - not the techies - who are playing the key roles in developing the most creative and successful new business ideas. They are often the ones who understand the life issues that need solving and offer the best approaches for doing so. It is they who are bringing context to code, and ethics to algorithms. They also bring the management and communication skills, the soft skills that are so vital to spurring growth.

In this Audiobook

  • 1. The Role of the Fuzzy in a Techie World
  • 2. Adding the Human Factor to Big Data
  • 3. The Democratization of Technology Tools
  • 4. Algorithms That Serve — Rather Than Rule — Us
  • 5. Making Our Technology More Ethical
  • 6. Enhancing the Ways We Learn
  • 7. Building a Better World
  • 8. The Future of Jobs


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