Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable

Author:   Dan Lyons
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Main
ISBN:  

9781786493927


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

Our Price $45.00 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable


Add your own review!

Overview

Personality tests. Team-building exercises. Forced Fun. Desktop surveillance. Open-plan offices. Acronyms. Diminishing job security. Hot desking. Pointless perks. Hackathons. If any of the above sound familiar, welcome to the modern economy. In this hilarious, but deadly serious book, bestselling author Dan Lyons looks at how the world of work has slowly morphed from one of unions and steady career progression to a dystopia made of bean bags and unpaid internships. And that's the 'good' jobs... With the same wit that made Disrupted an international bestseller, Lyons shows how the hypocrisy of Silicon Valley has now been exported globally to a job near you. Even low-grade employees are now expected to view their jobs with a cult-like fervour, despite diminishing prospects of promotion. From the gig economy to the new digital oligarchs, Lyons deliciously roasts the new work climate, while asking what can be done to recoup some sanity and dignity for the expanding class of middle-class serfs.

Full Product Details

Author:   Dan Lyons
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Imprint:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 16.00cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.520kg
ISBN:  

9781786493927


ISBN 10:   1786493926
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   03 January 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Tertiary & Higher Education ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

Table of Contents

Reviews

Laugh-out-loud funny * Newsweek on DISRUPTED * Lyons finds the right company, if only for the raw material that he, a seasoned satirist, spins into gold... But the book is not just a chronicle of the tech bubble's silly quirks... Lyons uses the lens of his growing disillusionment to focus on a broader critique of Silicon Valley. * Financial Times on DISRUPTED * Simultaneously hilarious and terrifying * LA Times on DISRUPTED *


'Lab Rats defies easy description. I sputtered laughing and choked crying (literally, not figuratively) as I read it. Yes, Lyons gives Silicon Valley the thrashing that it, alas, largely deserves. But in the final third of the book, he offers us an effectively illustrated way out - an approach to work and business that puts people first.' * Tom Peters, bestselling author of In Search of Excellence * Laugh-out-loud funny * Newsweek on DISRUPTED * Lyons finds the right company, if only for the raw material that he, a seasoned satirist, spins into gold... But the book is not just a chronicle of the tech bubble's silly quirks... Lyons uses the lens of his growing disillusionment to focus on a broader critique of Silicon Valley. * Financial Times on DISRUPTED * Simultaneously hilarious and terrifying * LA Times on DISRUPTED * Fascinating, thought-provoking, hilarious and sometimes harrowing. * Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project *


Laugh-out-loud funny * Newsweek on DISRUPTED * 'Lab Rats defies easy description. I sputtered laughing and choked crying (literally, not figuratively) as I read it. Yes, Lyons gives Silicon Valley the thrashing that it, alas, largely deserves. But in the final third of the book, he offers us an effectively illustrated way out - an approach to work and business that puts people first.' * Tom Peters, bestselling author of In Search of Excellence * A lively and spirited takedown... Its core argument is surely irrefutable. * Guardian * Fascinating, thought-provoking, hilarious and sometimes harrowing. * Gretchen Rubin, bestselling author of The Happiness Project *


Author Information

Dan Lyons is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. He has co-produced and written for the HBO series Silicon Valley, was technology editor at Newsweek and was the creator of the groundbreaking viral blog 'The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs' (AKA 'Fake Steve Jobs').

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Summer Reading Guides

 

  

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List