The fuzzy and the techie book
The Fuzzy and the Techie - Penguin IndiaScott 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.
Book Review : The Fuzzy and the Techie
No other form of art can capture the range and diversity of human experience the way a poem can. Within these pages, you will find Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels - Grimus, Midnight's Children for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Scott Hartley first heard the terms 'fuzzy' and 'techie' while studying political science at Stanford University. If you had majored in the humanities or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you had majored in the computer sciences, you were a techie. This informal division quietly found its way into a default assumption that has misled the business world for decades-that it's the techies who drive innovation.
In his debut book, Scott Hartley explores the vital role of the Liberal Arts in humanizing our technology. As we move to a world driven by big data, and powered by algorithms, Techies those who have studied engineering and computer sciences are of great importance. But as we prioritize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math STEM subjects, we must also consider the overlooked but valuable role that the Liberal Arts play in our technological world. A new generation of entrepreneurs, those who are both fuzzy-and-techie, is fast emerging, and will be at the center of our future economy. Scott Hartley is a venture capitalist and startup advisor.
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