In this really good interview by Martin Finn at LinkedIn Talent Solutions, Tim Leberecht talks about his career aspirations as a child, his passion for football but mainly, he shares three concrete principles to foster our humanity and build a beautiful business in an age of machines and Artificial Intelligence.

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The creation of robots whose intellectual capacities would surpass those of humans currently invites the entire scientific community to consider the future of humanity. If they calculate, read, write and analyze faster than we do, are robots even smarter? According to Navi Radjou and Prasad Kaipa, intelligence is not only about the ability to perform tasks, an intelligent being first of all has well-developed human qualities, such as ingenuity and wisdom. According to them, every human being possesses this human potential, which is unfortunately only rarely exploited. Read more

In the face of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we need a new radical humanism, says Tim Leberecht. For the self-described “business romantic,” this means designing organizations and workplaces that celebrate authenticity instead of efficiency and questions instead of answers. Leberecht proposes four (admittedly subjective) principles for building beautiful organizations.

It is now essential to reduce the consumption of our vital resources: energy, money and time in our quest for growth and innovation. This new way of innovation is perfectly illustrated by the Jugaad principle, indeed, the ingenuity of emerging countries in the face of adversity is now inspiring Western companies to do better with less, develop high-quality products and create more economic and social value. This principle is perfectly illustrated in the bestseller L’Innovation Juggad: Redevenons Ingénieux, co-written by Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu and Simone Ahuja. Read more

Currently, the only unlimited ressource is human ingenuity. Emerging economies are proving to us that it is possible to innovate without having an R&D department. Ingenuity allows problems to be solved intelligently with limited resources. In this TED talk, Navi Radjou presents several projects that perfectly illustrate the principle of Frugal Innovation. Read more