Forging successful business and personal relationships in a world increasingly ruled by AI, machines and robots requires each of us to strike a delicate balance between leveraging technology and holding onto our humanity. In her spellbinding new book, “Work Mate Marry Love: How Machines Shape Our Human Destiny” (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, August 2020), New York Times bestselling author and Harvard Business School Professor Debora Spar addresses this balancing act by offering up a sweeping historical perspective on life before and after technology reshaped the way we think, work and live.

“A fascinating read,” says Joanna Coles, former chief content officer of Hearst Magazines. “Equal parts history and imagination, ‘Work Mate Marry Love’ explains how technology always has and always will shape who we are though we are often blind to its true impact. Spar will push you to examine your own experience with tech, and you will wonder where its influence ends and the real you begins.”

As a leading expert on how technology continues to shape business, relationships and society at large, Spar can advise and speak to audiences across various industries. Now that digital devices have permeated every aspect of our professional and personal lives, Spar’s ability to build more effective communications across boundaries of any kind – political, racial, gender or in the workplace – makes her a welcome presence in any room.