Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control
Praise for Human Compatible "This is the most important book I have read in quite some time. It lucidly explains how the coming age of artificial super-intelligence threatens human control. Crucially, it also introduces a novel solution and a reason for hope." --Daniel Kahneman, winner of the Nobel Prize and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow
Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons; about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime; about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development; indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings; Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution; artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence. This profoundly ambitious and original book picks its way carefully through a vast tract of forbiddingly difficult intellectual terrain. Yet the writing is so lucid that it somehow makes it all seem easy. After an utterly engrossing journey that takes us to the frontiers of thinking about the human condition and the future of intelligent life, we find in Nick Bostrom's work nothing less than a reconceptualization of the essential task of our time. /I highly recommend this book ― Bill Gates
$100M Offers: How To Make Offers So Good People Feel Stupid Saying No
I took home more in a year than the CEOs of McDonalds, IKEA, Ford, Motorola, and Yahoo….combined….as a kid in my twenties….using the $100M Offer method. It works. And it will work for you. Not that long ago though, my business had gotten so bad that I literally couldn’t even give my services away for free. At the end of each month, I would look at my bank account hoping to see progress (but there wasn’t). I knew something had to change...but what? Over the next 48 months, I went from losing money to making $36 for every $1 spent. In that time period, we generated over $120,000,000 across four different industries: service, ecommerce, software, and brick & mortar. But, unlike everyone else, we didn’t have great funnels, great ads, or a wealthy niche. In fact, we didn’t even send emails until we had crossed $50M in sales(!). Instead, we were able to do this one thing really well….we created offers so good, people felt stupid saying no. Here’s exactly what this book will show you how to do: How To Charge A Lot More Than You Currently Are… a. The Tiny Market Big Money Process we use to laser focus on niche markets overflowing with cash b. The “Unfair” Pricing formula….how we 100x’d our pricing (and got more people to say yes….for real) c. The Value Flip...so you never get price compared again (that’s a promise) d. The Virtuous Cycle of Price...use it to outspend your competition (for good) while using your product to attract the best talent 2. How To Make Your Product So Good, Prospects Find A Way To Pay For It e. The Unbeatable Value Equation….to make what you sell worth more than your prospects have ever received f. The Delivery Cube….to make delivering your products and services cost less but provide more g. The Trim & Stack Hack….to maximize profit using the absolute best delivery methods. (This has never been shared publicly and was how we made $17M in profit on $28M in revenue in a year when I was 28 years old) 3. How To Enhance Your Offer So Much, Prospects Buy Without Hesitating h. The Scarcity Stack….how to use the three different types of scarcity in every offer you make (without lying) to get people to buy the moment you ask i. The “Everyday” Urgency Blueprint... to get prospects to buy RIGHT NOW, using everyday life to create real, ethical time pressure j. Unbeatable Bonuses...and watch your prospects' hesitations melt away as they begin reading their credit cards to you before you even finish! k. God-mode Guarantees...so good they make anyone say yes (even people who would never normally consider buying). I’ll show you how to stack and layer all 4 types of guarantees together. I even give you my 13 favorite guarantees word-for-word to swipe for yourself. l. Magic Naming Formula to get the absolute highest response rates and conversion rates from everything you do to get new clients And so much more… The methods contained within this book are so simple, so instantaneous, and so effective , it’s as if they work by magic. If you implement even one tactic in this book, you’ll see the change in your prospects' demeanor. And you’ll know the $100M Offer method worked when you start hearing “What do I need to do to move forward?” ...before you even ask for the sale. If you want to get more prospects to reply to your ads for less advertising dollars, and get them to say YES to breathtaking prices...then grab this book, use its contents, and see for yourself. his book made me fall in love with business and marketing. This book is the reason I'm gonna be reading many other books. I can safely say I have grown into the books of this niche.(I was previously reading books like Geronimo Stilton or Diary of a Wimpy Kid.)
Run Your Own Corporation: How to Legally Operate and Properly Maintain Your Company Into the Future
RUN YOUR OWN CORPORATION (Kirkus Book Review November 1, 2012) Accomplished attorney and author Sutton (Start Your Own Corporation, 2012, etc.) presents a second volume on how to build a well-protected business from the ground up.
The McKinsey Way: Using the Techniques of the World's Top Strategic Consultants to Help You and Your Business
"If more business books were as useful, concise, and just plain fun to read as THE MCKINSEY WAY, the business world would be a better place." --Julie Bick, best-selling author of ALL I REALLY NEED TO KNOW IN BUSINESS I LEARNED AT MICROSOFT.
The Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing and Thinking,3/e
How many times have you written an email at work, read it back and found that it didn't make as much sense as you'd hoped? Or worse, someone else has told you that they can't follow it. The pyramid principle will show you how to communicate your ideas clearly and succinctly. Barbara minto reveals that the mind automatically sorts information into distinctive pyramid groupings. However, if any group of ideas are arranged into a pyramid structure in the first place, not only will it save valuable time and effort to write, it will take even less effort to read and comprehend it. The pyramid principle explains how to: think creatively, reason lucidly, and express ideas with clarity define complex problems and establish the objectives of any document assess your ideas and recognise their relative importance structure your Reasoning into a coherent and transparent argument analyze your argument to confirm its effectiveness. The clear communication of ideas, whether to clients, colleagues or the management Board, is a key factor in determining personal success. Applying the pyramid principle will enable you to present your thinking so clearly that the ideas move off the page and into the reader mind with a minimum of effort and a maximum of effect. Bring your ideas to life!. How many times have you written an email at work, read it back and found that it didn't make as much sense as you'd hoped? Or worse, someone else has told you that they can't follow it. The pyramid principle will show you how to communicate your ideas clearly and succinctly. Barbara minto reveals that the mind automatically sorts information into distinctive pyramid groupings. However, if any group of ideas are arranged into a pyramid structure in the first place, not only will it save valuable time and effort to write, it will take even less effort to read and comprehend it. The pyramid principle explains how to: think creatively, reason lucidly, and express ideas with clarity define complex problems and establish the objectives of any document assess your ideas and recognise their relative importance structure your Reasoning into a coherent and transparent argument analyze your argument to confirm its effectiveness. The clear communication of ideas, whether to clients, colleagues or the management Board, is a key factor in determining personal success. Applying the pyramid principle will enable you to present your thinking so clearly that the ideas move off the page and into the reader mind with a minimum of effort and a maximum of effect. Bring your ideas to life!. Do not expect an easy read and this is not a 'self-help' light read. This is very heavy going and will take time to get your head around the subject matter.This is an important book, and it tries to provide guidelines on logically persuasive and analytical writing. This book is for someone who does not know logical reasoning or critical thinking. The author essentially suggests the structure of an argumentative essay for any work involving written analysis and or persuasion. If the author had approached the book from explaining what is logical reasoning, and then went on to explain the structure, it would have been much more easily understood - rather than expecting people to understand logical reasoning from examples.
Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
“Profit First is a brilliant smack-upside-the-head revelation for entrepreneurs. Most small businesses look pretty good on the outside, yet actually struggle to stay afloat. With fascinating stories and wit, Michalowicz shows how to remove your nose from the grindstone, climb out of the quicksand, and build a business that loves you back.” —SALLY HOGSHEAD, author of Fascinate
Row the Boat: A Never-Give-Up Approach to Lead with Enthusiasm and Optimism and Improve Your Team and Culture
Sharing proven principles and lessons from his experiences building winning teams and programs, transformational coach P.J. Fleck, as told to bestselling author Jon Gordon, shares how to conquer life’s challenges and inspire those around you. Row the Boat shows you how to choose enthusiasm and optimism as your guiding lights instead of being defined by circumstances and events outside of your control.
Python for Data Analysis, 2e: Data Wrangling with Pandas, Numpy, and Ipython
This book is concerned with the nuts and bolts of manipulating, processing, cleaning, and crunching data in Python. My goal is to offer a guide to the parts of the Python programming language and its data-oriented library ecosystem and tools that will equip you to become an effective data analyst. While 'data analysis' is in the title of the book, the focus is specifically on Python programming, libraries, and tools as opposed to data analysis methodology. This is the Python programming you need for data analysis.
Analytics Stories: Using Data to Make Good Things Happen
Ever wonder how Madoff kept his felonious fund going? Or what caused the Crash of 2008? Are you curious about whether we can effectively predict where crimes are likely to occur? Want to know how to objectively compare hospitals? How about whether your favorite player has a shot at the Hall of Fame?