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The Resource Sensemaking : the power of the humanities in the age of the algorithm, Christian Madsbjerg

Sensemaking : the power of the humanities in the age of the algorithm, Christian Madsbjerg

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Sensemaking : the power of the humanities in the age of the algorithm
Title
Sensemaking
Title remainder
the power of the humanities in the age of the algorithm
Statement of responsibility
Christian Madsbjerg
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Language
eng
Summary
"Based on his work at companies like Ford, Christian Madsbjerg's SENSEMAKING is a provocative stand against the tyranny of big data and scientism, an impassioned defense of a liberal arts education, and a blueprint for how companies and leaders can use human intelligence to solve problems. Humans have become subservient to algorithms. Every day brings a new Moneyball fix--a math whiz who will crack open an industry with clean fact-based analysis rather than human intuition and experience. As a result, we have stopped thinking. Machines do it for us. Christian Madsbjerg argues that our fixation with data often masks stunning deficiencies, and the risks for humankind are enormous. Blind devotion to number crunching imperils our businesses, our educations, our governments, and our life savings. Too many companies have lost touch with the humanity of their customers, while marginalizing workers with liberal arts-based skills. Contrary to popular thinking, Madsbjerg shows how many of today's biggest success stories stem not from "quant" thinking but from deep, nuanced engagement with culture, language, and history. He calls his method sensemaking. In this landmark book, Madsbjerg lays out five principles for how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and individuals can use it to solve their thorniest problems. He profiles companies using sensemaking to connect with new customers, and takes readers inside the work process of sensemaking "connoisseurs" like investor George Soros, architect Bjarke Ingels, and others. Both practical and philosophical, Sensemaking is a powerful rejoinder to corporate groupthink and an indispensable resource for leaders and innovators who want to stand out from the pack"--
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Madsbjerg, Christian
Dewey number
658.001
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD30.19
LC item number
.M222 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Social sciences and management
  • Humanities
  • Phenomenology
  • Management
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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Sensemaking : the power of the humanities in the age of the algorithm, Christian Madsbjerg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Foreword: The end of thinking -- Introduction: The human factor -- Making sense of the world -- Silicon Valley is a state of mind -- Culture, not individuals -- Thick data, not just thin data -- The savannah, not the zoo -- Creativity, not manufacturing -- The North Star, not the GPS -- What are people for?
Control code
1708086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780316393249
Lccn
2016047848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1708086
  • (OCoLC)953707568
Label
Sensemaking : the power of the humanities in the age of the algorithm, Christian Madsbjerg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-216)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: The end of thinking -- Introduction: The human factor -- Making sense of the world -- Silicon Valley is a state of mind -- Culture, not individuals -- Thick data, not just thin data -- The savannah, not the zoo -- Creativity, not manufacturing -- The North Star, not the GPS -- What are people for?
Control code
1708086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxi, 216 pages
Isbn
9780316393249
Lccn
2016047848
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1708086
  • (OCoLC)953707568

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