Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of Us

October 23, 2018|
Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of Us by Dan Lyons
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New York Timesbestselling author Dan Lyons exposes how the "new oligarchs" of Silicon Valley have turned technology into a tool for oppressing workers in this "passionate" (Kirkus) and "darkly funny" (Publishers Weekly) examination of workplace culture.

At a time of soaring corporate profits and plenty of HR lip service about "wellness," millions of workers--in virtually every industry--are deeply unhappy. Why did work become so miserable? Who is responsible? And does any company have a model for doing it right?

For two years, Lyons ventured in search of answers. From the innovation-crazed headquarters of the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, to a cult-like "Holocracy" workshop in San Francisco, and to corporate trainers who specialize in ...Legos, Lyons immersed himself in the often half-baked and frequently lucrative world of what passes for management science today. He shows how new tools, workplace practices, and business models championed by tech's empathy-impaired power brokers have shattered the social contract that once existed between companies and their employees. These dystopian beliefs--often masked by pithy slogans like "We're a Team, Not a Family"--have dire consequences: millions of workers who are subject to constant change, dehumanizing technologies--even health risks.

A few companies, however, get it right. WithLab Rats, Lyons makes a passionate plea for business leaders to understand this dangerous transformation, showing how profit and happy employees can indeed coexist.
Dan Lyonsis theNew York Timesbestselling author ofDisrupted. He is also a novelist, journalist, screenwriter, and public speaker. He was a staff writer on the first two seasons of the Emmy-winning HBO seriesSilicon Valley. Previously, Lyons was technology editor atNewsweekand the creator of the groundbreaking viral blog "The Secre...
Title:Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of UsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9.5 X 6.5 X 1 inPublished:October 23, 2018Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031656186X

ISBN - 13:9780316561860

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