“Scott Hartley artfully explains why it is Time
for us to get over the false division between the human and the technical.” —Tim Brown,
CEO of IDEO and author of Change by Design
Scott Hartley first heard the terms fuzzy
while studying political Science
at Stanford University. If you majored in Humanities
or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you majored in computer or hard sciences, you were a techie.
While Silicon Valley is generally considered a techie stronghold, the founders of Companies
like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, LinkedIn, PayPal, Stitch Fix, Reddit, and others are all fuzzies—in other words, People
with backgrounds in the liberal arts.
In this brilliantly counterintuitive book, Hartley shatters assumptions about Business
today: learning to code is not enough. The soft skills—curiosity, communication, and collaboration, along with an understanding of Psychology
and society’s gravest problems—are central to why Technology
has value. Fuzzies are the instrumental stewards of robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. They offer a human touch that is of equal—if not greater—importance in our technology-led World
than what most techies can provide.
For anyone doubting whether a well-rounded liberal Arts Education
is practical in today’s world, Hartley’s Work
will come as an inspiring revelation.
Finalist for the 2016 Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize
A Financial Times Business Book of the Month