Human Edge, The

Greg Orme  
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November 2019
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Human Edge, The


The world is spinning so fast it’s difficult to keep up. Two hundred and fifty years ago the Industrial Revolution replaced our arms and legs at work. The fourth Industrial Revolution is now replacing our brains.

This technological shift is engulfing organisations and people. It’s challenging the very essence of what it means to be human. Daily news headlines pose existential questions that used to belong in the pages of science fiction:

  • Will a machine take my job?
  • Are we becoming cyborgs?
  • What happens when super computers become self-aware?
  • If we can’t compete with artificial intelligence, what’s left?

Innovation guru Greg Orme provides a helpful, funny and supportive shove in the right direction. He explores the skills you need to survive and thrive in a world of artificial intelligence. He urges you to stop competing, and instead do things machines can’t. To become a more human, human.

This is a practical toolkit to master three intrinsically human ‘super powers’:
  • 1. To ignite your innate CURIOSITY in a world of accelerating change…
  • 2. To rediscover your CREATIVITY to produce an avalanche of game-changing ideas…
  • 3. To develop CONNECTIVITY to kindle the passion, persistence and insights to successfully engage fellow humans to turn human creativity into business innovation.
These career-enhancing capabilities have been identifed in Orme’s work with business managers and organisations across the globe. They draw upon the latest psychological and neuroscience research, the unique philosophies of successful entrepreneurs, the practises of the world’s most innovative companies, as well as the habits of great artists, designers and scientists.

Table of Contents

  • 1 Become a more human human
  • 2 Say hello to Frankenstein
  • 3 Who stole your imagination?
  • 4 The power of purpose
  • 5 Fire up your laser
  • 6 Incuriosity killed the cat
  • 7 Find exciting problems
  • 8 Luck is a skill
  • 9 Sharpen your edge
  • 10 Raising ugly babies
  • 11 Think big, start small, learn fast
  • Epilogue: What’s next?


Greg Orme is a globally-acclaimed thought leader, author and keynote speaker who has
delivered more than 350 talks to executive audiences around the world. His work focuses
on how leaders and organisations thrive in a world of accelerating change – through
developing behaviours, processes and culture which support creativity, innovation and
entrepreneurial spirit.
He is a lecturer and programme director at the London Business School where he
founded the Centre for Creative Business. He leads transformational change
programmes with global clients in banking, automotive, ±MCG, manufacturing and
technology in Europe, Russia and China. He also directs the international ‘Grow Your
Business’ Programme with the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).