SIMConnect Book Club - First Cycle (October 2020)
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Tibor Littasy

SIMConnect BookClub - Cycle ๐Ÿ“š

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After having read and discussed our first book โ€œThe Inevitableโ€ by Kevin Kelly, the first cycle of the SIMConnect Book Club is complete! ๐Ÿ“–๐ŸŽ‰


โ€œChanges in technology are inevitable but how we deal with them is up to us.โ€

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Continue reading if you want to find out more about:
โ€œThe inevitable: The 12 technological forces that will shape our futureโ€ by Kevin Kelly


We will provide you with:

  • ๐Ÿ—๏ธ Some of our key insights and
  • ๐Ÿ“– which book will be read in the second cycle

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In a nutshell

The author uses 12 verbs which are central for his prediction of the future for our civilization and explaining why those changes will be inevitable for our society

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๐Ÿ” Top 3 insights:

  • Cognifying: AI will change every activity, every business model that we have known so far and will be the trigger for most of start-up that will pop up in the years to come
  • Flowing: Modern goods are intangible (e.g. video streaming instead of buying a DVD). In other words, modern goods are flowing and copied infinitely. Kelly claims that when copies are free, you need to sell things that cannot be copied. These uncopyable values are things that are better than free.
  • Tracking: The "Quantified Self" will allow us to know ourselves better than ever.


Recommendation:

In general, the book was really fascinating as the author managed to make predictions about the future of business, society and humankind as a whole without foreseeing flying cars or the like. The topics were explained well and accentuated with lots of examples. Concluding, the SIMConnect BookClub can wholeheartedly

recommend the book to anyone that is interested in what the future holds for us! ๐Ÿ”ฎ

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Biographies Cycle:

The topic for the next cycle was biographies. Our members voted for
โ€œThe Ride of a Lifetimeโ€ by Robert Igar as the next read!

Our next discussion will be online on Friday, 11 December ๐Ÿค—

Stay tuned for more infos and make sure to join the Book Club's WhatsApp Group


โ—Join the the BookClub - because leaders are readers โ—



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