The Human Cloud: How Today's Changemakers Use Artificial Intelligence and the Freelance Economy to Transform Work

The Human Cloud: How Today's Changemakers Use Artificial Intelligence and the Freelance Economy to Transform Work


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Thursday, January 20


With the technical world of work changing rapidly, don't leave anything to chance. In The Human Cloud, two workforce productivity and technology experts lay out a clear picture of the coming revolution in how work is done and how jobs are shaped, empowering you with practical advice to take charge of your future.

If you listen to the news, robots are coming for your job. Full-time employment will soon be a thing of the past as organizations opt more and more to hire employees on a contract basis. And thanks to technological advances across email, video, project management, and instant messaging platforms, being tied to a desk working full time for one company is becoming obsolete.

These predictions have many of us asking, "Where does that leave me?”

The Human Cloud just may be the most important book you read to prepare for the future of the way work is done. In these pages, a human cloud technologist and an AI expert help you not only clearly understand the transition you see happening around you, but they will also help you take advantage of it.

By replacing fear with knowledge, you will better understand how this shift in employment is a good thing, be equipped to embrace the positive advantages new technology brings and use it all to your benefit, and further secure how your own job is shaped so you are never left behind.

Topics unpacked in The Human Cloud include:

  • How employees and employers will be able to take advantage of the new automated and freelance-based workplace.
  • How they will be able to take advantage of the new technology disruptions the machine cloud will create.
  • Why the changes employees and employers are seeing aren’t the projection of doom that many are predicting; they can actually create many new career opportunities.
  • How to navigate the coming job marketplace.

Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400219735
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Publication date: 01/26/2021
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 584,725
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Matthew Mottola builds the technology that brings the human cloud to market. He cofounded and is the CEO of Venture L – the operating system where today’s top freelancers run their business. At Microsoft, he built the Microsoft 365 freelance toolkit, bringing Microsoft from nascent to an industry leader. As a product leader, serial entrepreneur, and keynote speaker, his work has been broadly adopted by individuals, startups, SMB’s, and Fortune 100’s.

Matthew Coatney has 25 years of experience bringing AI and automation technologies to market in a variety of industries and for some of the largest global organizations. He has held a number of executive, product, and technology roles during his career and currently serves as CTO for a large consultancy and managed services provider. He is a frequent speaker and author on AI and the future of automation, including a TEDx Talk.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Goodbye, "Old" World! 1

1 The Office Is Broken 3

2 Rise of the Changemaker 13

The Human Cloud 29

3 Rise of the Human Cloud 31

4 Why Changemakers Are Moving to the Human Cloud 41

5 How Changemakers Are Thriving in the Human Cloud 57

6 Why Tapping into the Human Cloud Is the New Corner Office 69

7 How to Tap into the Human Cloud 80

8 Why Organizations Embrace the Human Cloud 92

9 How Organizations Embrace the Human Cloud 100

10 What's on the Horizon for the Human Cloud 107

The Machine Cloud 115

11 Rise of the Machine Cloud 117

12 How to Work in the Machine Cloud 126

13 Tapping into the Machine Cloud 136

14 Unlocking the Machine Cloud in Organizations 151

15 What's on the Horizon 158

Hello, "New" World! 167

16 Release the Changemaker 169

Acknowledgments 179

Index 185

About the Authors 193

Customer Reviews