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Humility Is the New Smart

About the Book

Humility Is the New Smart is a book about human excellence — how human beings can excel at the skills that smart machines and smart robots will not be able to do well in the next few decades. It is our Paul Revere’s ride — a call to action — the smart machines are coming and we humans must take our cognitive and emotional skills to a much higher level and this book puts forth a game plan of how to do that. 

In Hess's Words...

“This book is the most important book I have written. Why? We are on the leading-edge of a societal transformation that will be as challenging and transformative as the Industrial Revolution was for our ancestors and we as a society and as individuals are not ready for what is fixing to hit us. In the next 10-15 years, technology will take over millions of jobs including professional jobs. To stay relevant, we human beings need to excel at doing those skills that technology won’t be able to do well: higher order critical thinking, creativity, innovation and high emotional engagement with other humans. 

“We humans will be in a frantic footrace with the smart machines to stay relevant. Based on science and exemplars, we offer a new story about human excellence called NewSmart along with four NewSmart Behaviors that we believe will be necessary to excel at doing the skills that technology can’t do well. Our book is a game plan for how you can stay relevant. It is “how to” book – how to take your thinking, listening, relating and collaborating skills to much higher levels. 

"We invite you to join us in the pursuit of the type of human excellence that will be necessary the Smart Machine Age."