Future of Sharing- Can Romance Protect Us From Robots?

Tim Leberecht, Author and entrepreneur, wrote the international bestseller The Business Romantic: Give Everything, Quantify Nothing, and Create Something Greater Than Yourself two years ago, in part as a response to our rampant tendency to over-quantify ourselves and our work. Leberecht said that because he used the term “romance” in the title, some people confused his message with “love what you do and do what you love,” but that feels too narrow to Leberecht. “What romance means is to bring your full selves to work,” Leberecht said, including negative emotions. “When we make space for that, we’ll have a greater chance of being human at work.” Leberecht believes that, particularly given the current transition to a more automated world, companies need to realize that efficiency alone isn’t sufficient.