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  • Humility Is the New Smart

  • Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age
  • By: Edward D. Hess, Katherine Ludwig
  • Narrated by: Anna Crowe
  • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 67

In nearly every industry, smart machines are replacing human labor. It's not just factory jobs - automated technologies are handling people's investments, diagnosing illnesses, and analyzing written documents. If we humans are going to endure, Edward Hess and Katherine Ludwig say we're going to need a dose of humility. We need to be humble enough to let go of the idea that "smart" means knowing the most, using that information quickest, and making the fewest mistakes. Smart machines will always be better than we are at those things.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Less Smart Machine More HUMILITY Please!!

  • By Maggie Hess on 03-20-17

To preachy and worships google to much!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-19

The book makes a lot of good or agreeable points but derails into this weird, dark be like google and adopt a “take one for the team” life philosophy. That in the grand scheme of things, wanting something for yourself including credit for YOUR ideas or work is wrong and selfish. That you should suppress the urge to ask “what’s in it for me” and let your ego dissolve away for the good of the company or the team. Humble yourself for the bigger picture because wanting to stand out is bad simply because it means you must stand in the way of others or (to those who wrote this book) worse, that you must obviously be standing on their necks?

Well, one has to lead, someone has to be CEO, be in charge and you cannot sell me a story that this kind person does not have ego, is not above “the rest of us” or would not fire you at the drop of a hat for not marching lock step to the company beat. So to me, if the guy at the top is not humble to the level this book claims we should be, then it kinda destroys the narrative and the point its trying to make. Either that or its predicting the fall of 99% of the worlds companies, not from machines but arrogance, ego and self importance?

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  • The Karmadont Chess Set

  • Way of the Shaman, Book 5
  • By: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 15 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,058
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,937
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,933

Mahan's ready for new adventures - just as the gaming world of Barliona thought it was about to reenter its old comfortable rut. The winds of the Dark Forest have finally died down; Altameda has recognized its new owner while Geranika is nursing new schemes of global destruction. Would Mahan be happy with this predictable old life? We think not!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pissed Off!!! (5 stars)

  • By Parker on 05-22-17

Amazing Story, & what a twist!!! Next book plz!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-29-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the story is not only good but in a genre I believe he would like.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Shaman Mayen. I believe his character is very creative!

Which character – as performed by Jonathan Yen – was your favorite?

Garaneeka- Jonathan's voice work for all the different characters is really good!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

All though I couldn't listen in one sitting, I would have liked to, the story was that compelling.

Any additional comments?

I very much look forward to the next audio books in this series!

  • Survival Quest

  • Way of the Shaman Series # 1
  • By: Vasily Mahanenko
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Yen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,518
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,513

Barliona: a virtual world jam-packed with monsters, battles - and, predictably, players. Millions of them come to Barliona, looking forward to the things they can't get in real life: elves and magic, dragons and princesses, and unforgettable combat. The game has become so popular that players now choose to spend months online without returning home. In Barliona, anything goes: You can assault fellow players, level up, become a mythical hero, a wizard, or a legendary thief.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Liked it alright, but I'm a forgiving guy

  • By Benjamin on 05-27-17

Love MMORPs? This is YOUR book series!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-17

Starts off with some light set up but it get better, better, & better! Enjoyed this book beginning to end and the test in the series!