Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of Us by Dan LyonsLab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of Us by Dan Lyons

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

byDan Lyons

Hardcover | October 23, 2018

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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 Secret Dia...
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Title:Lab Rats: How Silicon Valley Made Work Miserable For The Rest Of UsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.5 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:October 23, 2018Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031656186X

ISBN - 13:9780316561860

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"[A] darkly funny journalistic look at thecontemporary workplace.... By turns sardonic and impassioned, this is aninsightful and frequently entertaining guide to the increasingly bizarre worldof Silicon Valley and the trends it spawns."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)