Automation, algorithms, and AI will transform every facet of daily life, but are we prepared for what that means for the future of work, leadership, and creativity? In The Algorithmic Leader: How to Be Smart When Machines Are Smarter Than You, futurist and global nomad Mike Walsh synthesized years of research and interviews with some of the world’s top business leaders, AI pioneers and data scientists into 10 principles for success in the algorithmic age. Across disparate cultures and industries, Walsh brings to life the history and future of ideas like probabilistic thinking, machine learning, digital ethics, disruptive innovation, and de-centralized organizations. revealing a radically new approach to making decisions, solving problems, and leading people.
The Algorithmic Leader offers a hopeful and practical guide for leaders of all types, and organizations of all sizes, to survive and thrive in this era of unprecedented change. By applying Walsh’s 10 core principles, readers will be able to design their own journey of personal transformation, harness the power of algorithms, and chart a clear path ahead—for their company, their team, and themselves.
Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the twenty-first century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change. A true global nomad, Walsh travels over 300 days a year worldwide, researching trends, collecting case studies, and presenting on the future of business. Walsh’s clients include many of the global Fortune 500, and as a sought-after keynote speaker he regularly shares the stage with world leaders and business icons alike. He also hosts a weekly podcast, Between Worlds, in which he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators, and troublemakers across the globe.
“Great companies are built on culture. Mike Walsh’s prescient vision of the algorithmic company of the future is no robot army of soulless analytics dashboards, but a living, breathing organism—a community of humans who respond to motivation beyond compensation; purpose and impact; decision-making and autonomy; location and collaboration. A worthy read.” —Brian Halligan, Founder & CEO of Hubspot