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Bullshit Jobs

By David Graeber
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1501143344
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Business & Economics
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From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

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  • Isbn : 1800750773
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 542
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A number one Irish bestseller, and winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Professor Luke O’Neill grapples with life’s biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them. Covering topics from global pandemics to gender, addiction to euthanasia, Luke O’Neill’s easy wit and clever pop-culture references deconstruct the science to make complex questions accessible. Arriving at science’s definitive answers to some of the most controversial topics human beings have to grapple with, Never Mind the B#ll*ocks, Here's the Science is a celebration of science and hard facts in a time of fake news and sometimes unhelpful groupthink. 'A celebration of scientific fact in an era characterised by nebulous subjectivity' Irish Times

Clear Bright Future

By Paul Mason
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0241320119
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 145
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A passionate defence of humanity and a work of radical optimism from the international bestselling author of Postcapitalism How do we preserve what makes us human in an age of uncertainty? Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces? A sequence of DNA? A collection of base instincts? Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and A.I. anyway? In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. In this book Paul Mason argues that we are still capable - through language, innovation and co-operation - of shaping our future. He offers a vision of humans as more than puppets, customers or cogs in a machine. This work of radical optimism asks: Do you want to be controlled? Or do you want something better?

The Hidden Brain

By Shankar Vedantam
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1588369390
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 208
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

Summary of Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

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  • Publisher : N.a
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  • Reads : 830
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Making Light Work

By David A. Spencer
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1509548645
  • Pages : 200
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 756
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Is work a primordial curse? Or a spiritual calling? Or is it a tedious necessity that technology will abolish, freeing us to indulge lives of leisure? In this book David A. Spencer argues that work is only an alienating burden because of the nature of work under capitalism. He makes the case not for the abolition of work – which can remain a source of meaning and dignity - but for its lightening. Engaging with thinkers ranging from Marx and William Morris to Keynes and Graeber, he rejects the idea that high-quality work can only be open to a few while the majority are condemned to menial tasks, and sets out an agenda for shortening the working week while also making work a site of creativity, usefulness and joy for all. This erudite book sets out a compelling agenda for radical change. It’s essential reading for anyone interested in the future of their work.

Business Bullshit

By André Spicer
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317433289
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 403
  • File Pdf: business-bullshit.pdf

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Our organizations are flooded with empty talk. We are constantly "going forward" to lands of "deliverables", stopping off on the "journey" to "drill down" into "best practice". Being an expert at using management speak has become more important in corporate life than delivering long lasting results. The upshot is that meaningless corporate jargon is killing our organizations. In this book, management scholar the author argues we need to call this empty talk what it is: bullshit. The book looks at how organizations have become vast machines for manufacturing, distributing and consuming bullshit. It follows how the meaningless language of management has spread through schools, NGOs, politics and the media. Business Bullshit shows you how to spot business bullshit, considers why it is so popular, and outlines the impact it has on organizations and the people who work there. It also outlines what we can do to minimise bullshit at work. The author makes a case for why organizations need to avoid empty talk and reconnect with core activities.

from F*ck You Money to FIRE

By Merijn Heijnen
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  • Publisher : Merijn Heijnen
  • Isbn : 908310544X
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 217
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How to create and grow Fuck You Money. For your bucketlist trip around the world, a sabbatical, a down payment to secure the loan for your first home, your child’s college fund, a mini retirement and FIRE (Financially Independent Retire Early). You are in full control, it’s you who determines the direction and it’s you who makes the choices. An inspiring book, a practical approach and a useful guide how to create Fuck You Money through smarter choices and small adjustments in your lifestyle. Because when you have set aside enough money you are able to say 'Fuck You' to anyone who limits you in making your own choices. So that you don't have to work all the time or never again, you can do what you really want and have the money for it when you want it. Start your journey from Fuck You Money to FIRE. Now. In this book the author teaches you to look at behavior, your own money behavior, how you deal with money, why it's hard to change your money behavior. Discover how you can design a 'Smarter, Better, Cheaper' lifestyle, how you can make money, how you don't have to spend it all and how you can make your money grow by investing simply, smartly and cheaply. This book is not about IRA, ISA or 401K. It is about YOU. It is about how you can start not spending all your money. This book is not about reducing portfolio costs with an extra 0.1%. It is about changing behavior and choosing the best lifestyle for you to reduce your spending to a level that allows you to save and invest. This book is not about needing millions of dollars or euros to pay for a luxurious materialistic retired lifestyle. This book is about defining what you think is important in life and how much money you really need to achieve your goals. This book is not about reaching FIRE in your thirties after making 6 figure income and working yourself half dead for a few years. It is about understanding why you might want to work less or not at all and finding out when and how you can achieve this. This book is not about scaring you with financial terms, percentages and technically difficult things you need to do. It is about how you can easily start investing and set up your portfolio of low-cost diversified index tracking funds. It is about making small and fun steps so you can start now.

Poetry and Work

By Jo Lindsay Walton,Ed Luker
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030261255
  • Pages : 396
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 436
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Poetry and Work offers a timely and much-needed re-examination of the relationship between work and poetry. The volume questions how lines are drawn between work and non-work, how social, political, and technological upheavals transform the nature of work, how work appears or hides within poetry, and asks if poetry is work, or play, or something else completely. The book interrogates whether poetry and avant-garde and experimental writing can provide models for work that is less alienated and more free. In this major new collection, sixteen scholars and poets draw on a lively array of theory and philosophy, archival research, fresh readings, and personal reflection in order to consider work and poetry: the work in poetry and the work of poetry. Individual chapters address issues such as the many professions, occupations, and tasks of poets beyond and around writing; poetry’s special relationship with ‘craft’; work's relationship with gender, class, race, disability, and sexuality; how work gets recognised or rendered invisible in aesthetic production and beyond; the work of poetry and the work of political activism and organising; and the notion of poetry itself as a space where work and play can blur, and where postwork imaginaries can be nurtured and explored.

The Humanity of Private Law

By Nicholas McBride
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1509912010
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 990
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Part II of The Humanity of Private Law charts a new course for English private law in the twenty-first century. Part I set out the vision of human flourishing that English private law has in mind in seeking to promote its subjects' flourishing. Part II argues in favour of a very different account of what human flourishing involves, and explains what private law would look like were it to base itself on this alternative vision of the nature of human flourishing. This volume: sets out and evaluates different models of what human flourishing involves; argues in favour of the view that human flourishing involves being engaged in a quest to lead a truthful life; explains in what ways a private law that sought to foster this distinctive vision of human flourishing would be different from English private law in its current state, in particular with regard to: (i) tackling fraud; (ii) promoting freedom of speech; (iii) preserving attention capacities; (iv) protecting people from being subjected to degrading or hateful treatment; and (v) enabling people to make a fresh start in their lives; and, considers whether and when it would be legitimate for the courts to transform English private law in the ways suggested in this volume. Part II of The Humanity of Private Law is a radical and prophetic book that is essential reading for anyone who is interested in understanding the contribution private law can make to our living in a society that promotes the flourishing of all its members.