Navigate global challenges: Insights from 2 books3 min readReading Time: 3 minutesReading Time: 3 minutes
In a rapidly evolving global landscape, two new works — The AI Revolution in Project Management: Elevating Productivity with Generative AI by Vijay Kanabar and Jason Wong, and Wealth and Climate Competitiveness: The New Narrative on Business and Society by Bruce Piasecki — stand out for their innovative approach to pressing challenges. These books, while focusing on distinct domains of artificial intelligence in project management and business’s role in climate change, converge on a key theme: leveraging innovation for transformative solutions. Continue reading to uncover how these thought-provoking works provide actionable insights and strategies for navigating and thriving in today’s complex world.
Wealth and Climate Competitiveness by Bruce Piasecki
Since founding the AHC Group in 1981, Bruce Piasecki has been at the forefront of advising Fortune 500 companies like Walgreens and Toyota on change management. His latest venture, the establishment of the Creative Force Foundation with his wife, Andrea Carol Masters, further cements his commitment to societal change by supporting young writers in business and society. In his new 21st book Wealth and Climate Competitiveness: The New Narrative on Business and Society, coming out on January 30 this year, Bruce Piasecki offers a thought-provoking exploration of how the business world can address the urgent challenge of climate change.
One of the key themes of the book is the concept of “climate competitiveness.” This idea revolves around using capitalism’s tools to respond to social demands, thus creating a more sustainable and equitable future. Piasecki draws on various examples and historical contexts to illustrate how businesses can and should play a pivotal role in addressing the climate crisis. Using examples from companies like Trane Technologies and BP, he demonstrates how overcoming these biases can lead to meaningful advancements in sustainability.
The key takeaway is a powerful one: businesses can use their influence and resources to drive positive environmental change, ultimately benefiting society as a whole. Piasecki’s book is not only a critique of current practices but also a practical guide, offering insights into how corporations can navigate and contribute to a world increasingly defined by climate challenges.
The AI Revolution in Project Management: Elevating Productivity with Generative AI by Vijay Kanabar, Jason Wong
The AI Revolution in Project Management: Elevating Productivity with Generative AI, authored by Vijay Kanabar and Jason Wong, is an illuminating work published on December 22, 2023, that showcases the transformative impact of generative AI on project management. Dr. Vijay Kanabar, a distinguished associate professor at Boston University, brings three decades of AI research and project management expertise to the field; Jason Wong, an IT leader, and adjunct professor at the same university, complements this with practical insights from managing IT projects and a deep understanding of generative AI, making them a formidable duo in exploring the intersection of AI and project management.
The book serves as a comprehensive guide, providing narratives, technical insights, and case studies that illustrate the practical application of AI in project management. It covers how AI can create prompts that generate actionable insights, enhance decision-making, and improve overall project efficiency. Particularly valuable for project managers, IT professionals, and students, this work navigates the complexities of integrating AI into project management, offering foundational knowledge and advanced techniques.
The AI Revolution in Project Management is poised to become a key work in the field. It’s a visionary guide for those ready to embrace the transformative power of AI in project management, ensuring they stay at the forefront of innovation and productivity in an ever-changing world.
In summary, while The AI Revolution in Project Management and Wealth and Climate Competitiveness focus on different subject areas — technology in project management and business’s role in climate change, respectively — they both underscore the importance of innovation and strategic thinking in addressing and solving contemporary global challenges. For those looking to stay ahead in these rapidly evolving fields, delving into these books is a must. Grab your copies today to explore the depth of knowledge and practical strategies they offer for making a meaningful impact in our world!