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Christopher Steiner, algorithms and the power of technology

Consumed => “How Algorithms Rule The World” by Arnie Cooper on Fast Company.

http://www.fastcompany.com/3000830/how-algorithms-rule-world

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Re: For example, if, in any given group there’s one guy who influences the others more strongly than anyone else, he tends to be the leader.

Enjoyed the article. However, this line (above) sounds backwards to me. That is, by definition, leaders are those who influence others. You can’t be a leader without the ability to influence, yes?

In addition, leadership is something that is earned. It’s not a gift. It’s not self-declared. It’s not a spot on the org chart or a node within a network. Leadership is earned because trust too is earned and leadership and trust go hand in hand.

There’s no doubt there are plenty of things that can be redefined with ones and zeros. But to tell me that this person has a lot of influence so they are a leader. Well, that just sounds like a lot of computing fire-power to state the obvious.

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