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Book Capsules, November 2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Wisdom Factories: AI, Games, and the Education of a Modern Worker
Tim Dasey
Rejuvenate Publishing, 258 pp., $18.99

There are valid concerns regarding artificial intelligence's emergence in the workforce. How does it factor into the future of work, and will human workers be part of it? Dasey argues that the solution for both schools and organizations is to focus on wisdom skills such as critical thinking, creativity, big-picture adjustments, and relationships. The goal is to complement AI rather than compete with it. Unfortunately, humans don't evolve as rapidly as AI; therefore, we must accelerate our wisdom skills to compensate for and avoid AI consuming workplace roles. Dasey uses relevant research, experience, and schooling models to explain how to upskill before it's too late.


The Performance Paradox: Turning the Power of Mindset Into Action
Eduardo Briceño
Ballantine Books, 336 pp., $28

Briceño describes the performance paradox as a counterintuitive phenomenon: If workers focus only on performing, the performance suffers. Instead, he writes, people should break out of patterns that don't contribute to personal growth and forward movement. Mastering growth depends on navigating the balance between learning and performing. Briceño, the founder and former CEO of Mindset Works, gives readers the tools to avoid falling into the stagnant paradox. People should create room to experiment while still delivering high-level performance at work. With his new framework of balancing learning and performing, the author aims to help both people and organizations achieve success.

About the Author

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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