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Numerati book excerpt is BW cover


The Numerati excerpt on workers is the BusinessWeek cover story this week. The piece looks at how IBM is trying to revamp the techniques they mastered a half century ago to optimize industrial process, and focusing them on their own employees. In short, the mathematical modeling of the worker, a future most of us are likely to confront, in one form or another.

There’s also an excerpt from the Introduction, essentially the first five pages of the book.

The package also includes a narrated slide show, where I try to connect the dots between F.W. Taylor, the pioneer in scientific management, and the current Numerati at IBM. Then there’s the podcast, where I chat with Executive Editor John Byrne. More details on TheNumerati.net


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