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Phil Simon is a keynote speaker, world-renowned collaboration and technology authority, dynamic trainer, and professor-for-hire. He is the award-winning author of eleven non-fiction books, most recently Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work.

He consults organizations on analytics, communications, strategy, data, and technology. His contributions have appeared in The Harvard Business Review, CNN, The New York Times, and many other sites. He hosts the podcast Conversations About Collaboration.
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Episode 24: Don’t Be an Endpoint With Kevin Roose

Kevin Roose of The New York Times pops by for a chat about his new book Futureproof: 9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation . We talk about Best Buy, Amazon, Google’s scary-accurate AI tool, remote work, and ways to retain our humanity when machines rule the world.

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“people need simple, secure, powerful, integrated, and user-friendly ways to create, consume, purchase, share, and manage their content.”
Phil Simon, The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business

“Cell phones have made people reachable virtually everywhere at anytime. Cheap digital storage, WiFi, and smartphones equipped with digital cameras and recorders mean that people can broadcast as much of their lives as they want in real time.”
Phil Simon, The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business

“Today, competition can come from just about anywhere at any time. No business is completely safe, especially in the long-term.”
Phil Simon, The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business

“Small wins are a steady application of a small advantage.”
Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

“Most people who bother with the matter at all would admit that the English language is in a bad way, but it is generally assumed that we cannot by conscious action do anything about it. Our civilization is decadent and our language—so the argument runs—must inevitably share in the general collapse. It follows that any struggle against the abuse of language is a sentimental archaism, like preferring candles to electric light or hansom cabs to aeroplanes. Underneath this lies the half-conscious belief that language is a natural growth and not an instrument which we shape for our own purposes. —George Orwell, 1946”
Phil Simon, Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It

“Being incomprehensible offers unparalleled protection against having nothing to say...but writing with simplicity requires courage, for there is a danger that one will be overlooked, dismissed as simpleminded by those with a tenacious belief that the impassable prose is a hallmark of intelligence.”
Alain de Botton, The Consolations of Philosophy

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place”
William H. Whyte

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