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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - Evening Program
Work's Provocative Future
George Anders

As we head toward a world defined by self-driving cars, drone-powered warfare, and AI-based chat bots, what's left for humans to do? George Anders, writer and contributing editor at Forbes magazine, argues that the world's labor markets still need human creativity, curiosity and empathy. His talk will cover a variety of labor-market surprises, showing how the humanist's perspective is becoming more valuable, even as technology marches forward. 

George Anders is a contributing editor at Forbes magazine, and the author of five business book including The New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough. Earlier in his career, he spent two decades as a top feature writer for The Wall Street Journal, where he was part of a team that won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In 2011, he served as a founding editor of Bloomberg View, writing editorials on a wide range of economic and social issues.

Anders is a frequent public speaker, including at colleges and corporations. He has spoken at Texas Tech, the University of Central Florida, Harvard, Stanford, and the London School of Economics. He also has been a guest speaker at Google, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce PLC, and various industry conferences in Arizona, Florida, California and Peru. He is prominent on digital-media platforms as a LinkedIn Influencer and a four-time top writer on Quora. 

 

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