Michael Ashley is a Wordsmith Hero! You must read his writing.
Michael E. Gerber
Author Of The E-Myth Book
Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs
"Michael Ashley is a Wordsmith Hero! You must read his writing."
Michael E. Gerber
Author Of The E-Myth Book
Voted #1 business book by Inc. 500 CEOs


By Robert Edward Grant and Michael Ashley
Triumphing over Technological Tyranny

When our phones become our keys to access everything, will our lives be more convenient or more at the mercy of whoever can hack into our devices? Will self-driving cars help us maximize our time and get to our destination safely, or will they erode the autonomy and freedom we feel when we drive ourselves? What happens if the government, in the name of public health, gains access to the data in our handy fitness trackers and uses it to reward or limit us?

In Neuromined, data sovereignty advocate Robert Edward Grant and prolific technology author Michael Ashley team up to explore significant questions such as these. Each chapter imagines a near-future surveillance dystopia through a riveting fictional tale and provides a companion analysis connecting the story to our present reality. Entertaining and provoking, this book shows readers how the technology that has promised a lifetime of convenience has also constrained a public's individual options and agency.

But all hope is not lost. Neuromined, at its core, demonstrates how technology, when viewed through a different ethos and used by a conscientious public, can instead provide greater autonomy and greater access to liberation.


“Consumers have spoken: there is way too much content online. The smart way to engage an increasingly wary public is to combine AI insights for "relevance at scale" with a good old-fashioned human touch.”

Projects built upon collaboration between tech and humans—rather than those attempting to replace us with innovation—are thriving. As AI and Big Data mature in the medicine field, they are being harnessed for a new and surprising battle: the fight against the opioid epidemic ravaging America.

“Though Iscovich works in the tech sector, the very eye of the storm when it comes to perpetuating our 24/7/365 go-go culture, his new book bucks 21st century conventional wisdom by suggesting the best way to navigate our noisy new world is to reject constant novelty

Who would have thought truckers would (again) be so newsworthy? As the world watches what just went down in Canada, I can’t help but recall how this demographic came up not long ago—in a different context.

“There is another way to operate, one that rewards individual contributions and better serves organizations: Corporations must embrace the bottom-up mindset of scrappy startups.

“The virtues of the humble "routine" may seem antithetical to the risk-taking nature many entrepreneurs pride themselves on.

“There may be a tendency to view data manipulation and insecurity through the lens of good and evil, but that's too simplistic.

“Ultimately, the potential for greater human and machine symbiosis portends a remarkable alliance. Science fiction movies such as 2001:

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Michael Ashley is a dynamic speaker who brings results for his audiences. Consider this testimonial from business coach Jay McDowell MBA: “I saw Michael Ashley give his workshop “How to Use Storytelling in your Sales Process.” It was very engaging, and it felt like something I could/should try in my next meeting. Over the next two weeks I closed 4 prospects using his process. Four for Four! In fourteen years of Business Coaching I have NEVER closed four consecutive business coaching prospects into clients. Never.