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How to Disassemble Robots

Guest post by Amy Blankson

Have you ever seen The Matrix, Terminator, Minority Report or Ex Machina? All of these movies have one thing in common: they focus on the concept of transhumanism—the idea that technological innovation can help us surpass our human limitations, making us, literally, superhuman.

It may seem closer than we think in our Digital Era. We are constantly strapped to our technological devices—our phones, apps and laptops—answering emails, keeping track of schedules, updating social platforms and checking the news. Our technology has become our “transhuman” extension, but for business leaders, is this a good thing? Should our employees become robots?

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The habit of learning

The fact that you are reading this post is a good indication that you are a learner. A habit is an acquired pattern of behavior that is often associated with a vice. However, good habits are important, and the habit of learning is critical to success.

I believe people should study a little bit every day. It should become habitual, like brushing your teeth, combing your hair, having a shower or getting dressed. Study the mind, the laws of the universe and paradigms. There’s enough information on those subjects to keep a person studying forever. -Bob Proctor

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists. -Eric Hoffer

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence. -Colin Powell

Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other. -John F. Kennedy

Continue in your quest to learn new things; you will find treasures on your journey.

The Product Management Perspective: To enhance your learning in product management, take advantage of the many great resources available. A great place to start is the Product Management feed on Alltop.