The Fuzzy and the Techie

The Fuzzy and the Techie

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Scott Hartley first heard the terms fuzzy and techie while studying political science at Stanford University. If you majored in humanities or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you majored in computer or hard sciences, you were a techie. While Silicon Valley is generally considered a techie stronghold, the founders of companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, LinkedIn, PayPal, Stitch Fix, Reddit, and others are all fuzzies--in other words, people with backgrounds in the liberal arts.

In this brilliantly counterintuitive book, Hartley shatters assumptions about business and education today: learning to code is not enough. The soft skills--curiosity, communication, and collaboration, along with an understanding of psychology and societal ills--are central to why technology has value. Fuzzies are the instrumental stewards of robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. They offer a human touch that is of equal if not greater importance in our technology-led world than what most techies can provide.

For anyone doubting whether a well-rounded liberal arts education is practical in today's world, Hartley's work will come as an inspiring revelation.
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ISBN: 9781328915405

Published Date: January 1, 2018

Publisher: Mariner Books

Language: English

Page Count: 290

Size: 7.99" l x 5.24" w x 0.83" h