Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781501143335
Rating 4/5 from 9 reviews
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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).

Bullshit Jobs
  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2019-05-07

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,

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Bullshit Jobs
  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15

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,

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Bullshit Jobs
  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2018-05-15

'Spectacular and terrifyingly true' Owen Jones 'Thought-provoking and funny' The Times Up to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it. In the early twentieth century, people prophesied that technology would

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The Utopia of Rules
  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Melville House
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24

From the author of the international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms? And is

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There s No Such Thing as an Easy Job
  • Author : Kikuko Tsumura
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23

Convenience Store Woman meets The New Me in this strange, compelling, darkly funny tale of one woman's search for meaning in the modern workplace. A young woman walks into an employment agency and requests a job that has the following traits: it is close to her home, and it requires

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100 Bullshit Jobs   And How to Get Them
  • Author : Stanley Bing
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2007-04-24

The scholarly discipline of Bullshit Studies has blossomed in the last several years, fertilized by a number of critical works on the subject and the growing importance of the issue across a wide range of professions. Now, best-selling author and lifelong practitioner Stanley Bing enters the field with a comprehensive

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On Bullshit
  • Author : Harry G. Frankfurt
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-10

A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit

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The Democracy Project
  • Author : David Graeber
  • Publisher : Doubleday UK
  • Release Date : 2013

Explores the idea of democracy, its current state of crisis, and its potential as a tool for change, sharing historical perspectives on the effectiveness of democratic uprisings in various times and cultures.

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Gigged
  • Author : Sarah Kessler
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-12

"With deep reporting and graceful storytelling, Sarah Kessler reveals the ground truth of a key part of the American workforce. Her analysis is both astute and nuanced, making GIGGED essential reading for anyone interested in the future of work." —Daniel H. Pink, author of WHEN and DRIVE The full-time job

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Utopia for Realists
  • Author : Rutger Bregman
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-03-05

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Listen out for Rutger Bregman. He has a big future shaping the future' Observer 'A more politically radical Malcolm Gladwell' New York Times 'The Dutch wunderkind of new ideas' Guardian In Utopia for Realists, Rutger Bregman shows that we can construct a society with visionary ideas

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The Gig Academy
  • Author : Adrianna Kezar,Tom DePaola,Daniel T. Scott
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-29

Ultimately, The Gig Academy is a call to arms, one that encourages non-tenure-track faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and administrative and tenure-track allies to unite in a common struggle against the neoliberal Gig Academy.

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Business Bullshit
  • Author : André Spicer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-11

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

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Empty Labor
  • Author : Roland Paulsen
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-08-14

The first critical study of 'empty labor', the time during which employees engage in non-work activities during the working day.

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Toward An Anthropological Theory of Value
  • Author : D. Graeber
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2001-12-13

This volume is the first comprehensive synthesis of economic, political, and cultural theories of value. David Graeber reexamines a century of anthropological thought about value and exchange, in large measure to find a way out of ongoing quandaries in current social theory, which have become critical at the present moment

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Summary
  • Author : Book Summary Publishing
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-01-20

Bullshit Jobs Summary. David Graeber's Book. Meaningful job. Meaningful work. David Graeber Bullshit Jobs. Book Summary The term "bullshit job" made a real impact when it first appeared, and for good reason: more and more people today have pointless jobs. They get paid to do nothing, they're totally bored, they

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