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8 books on work, technology and more to check out this fall

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These books – some published earlier in 2019 and others due out in the coming weeks – cover an array of topics related to work, from artificial intelligence to gender to career pivots. If you pick one up, let us know what you think in the comments section below. 

The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace – Lindsey Pollak 

A guide for business leaders, entrepreneurs and employees looking to navigate today’s multi-generational workplace, which spans more generations than ever before. 

Repurpose Your Career: A Practical Guide for the 2nd Half of Life (Third Edition) – Marc Miller with Susan Lahey 

Due out in mid-September, this updated book offers strategies for workers in their 40s and beyond to leverage their experience to make practical pivots into more satisfying work. 

The Robot-Proof Recruiter – Katrina Collier 

This “survival guide for recruitment and sourcing professionals,” which will be published this August, offers advice to recruiters on how to future-proof their careers. This book may also help career development professionals better understand the future of hiring. 

The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Work Experience in America – David Blustein 

This book describes the psychological experience of workers amid the current era of precarious work and offers recommendations on how to reduce the erosion of work. 

Equal: A Story of Women, Men & Money – Carrie Gracie 

Author Gracie joined a group of high-profile BBC women who challenged the national broadcaster over equal pay after enforced disclosures revealed huge gaps between top men and women. This book – expected to be published Sept. 5, 2019 – is her story about how women can fight for equal pay, and how men and employers can help them. 

Automation and Utopia: Human Flourishing in a World without Work – John Danaher 

With an expected publication date of Sept. 24, 2019, this book makes the case that a workless future – ushered in by automation – could be a good thing for humankind. 

An Overview of Training and Development: Why Training Matters – Saul Carliner and Margaret Driscoll  

This book provides an introduction to the training and development field and the work its professionals do, including the various roles in the field, characteristics of the work and what to expect in the future. 

Human Compatible: Artificial Intelligence and the Problem of Control – Stuart Russell  

A leading artificial intelligence researcher lays out a new approach to AI that could enable us to co-exist successfully with increasingly intelligent machines. While this book is focused on technology rather than work, it may still be thought-provoking for career practitioners and researchers with interests in the future of work. 


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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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Lindsay Purchase oversees CERIC’s tri-annual magazine, Careering, and the CareerWise website, along with the CareerWise Weekly newsletter. She has a background in journalism, having worked previously as a digital editor and reporter. Lindsay is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Global Studies program.
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