The Thing About Work

Work–Life. Balance. Thing. Work–life balance is long gone. The contest between work and life is over— work won. Work didn't win because people are necessarily spending more time in the office or because we are more committed to the ...


Author: Richard A. Moran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351817714

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 234

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Why does a CEO who has already made hundreds of millions of dollars continue to work? Why does a rock star who has made a bundle continue to tour? Why do retirees’ miss work as soon as they stop doing it? Why do we all wrestle with our life’s work and talk about it incessantly? The thing about work is that we love it, we hate it, we need it, we miss it, we measure ourselves by it, we judge others by it—we are addicted to it. Work often defines us and fulfills us. Yet, today’s rapidly changing workplace environment is stressful and confusing to deal with. In The Thing About Work, Richard A. Moran takes a ground-level perspective on what is happening at work and how to thrive in the new professional world. Through funny, prescriptive vignettes and short essays, Moran finds the “white space” in the company manual—those issues that you encounter every day at work but which are not covered in employee training. He uses hilarious and true stories from his own life and others’ to answer questions like, “Should you take your dog to work?” and “How late is late?” and “What is that foreign object growing in the refrigerator?” This very contemporary view of work will prove invaluable for the modern employee.

Founders at Work

employees aren't so happy, maybe they don't think so highly about their jobs, maybe they don't work as efficiently, ... A synchronized view of the world doesn't mean you don't argue about things, that you don't have disagreements.


Author: Jessica Livingston

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 9781430210771

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 488

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Now available in paperback—with a new preface and interview with Jessica Livingston about Y Combinator! Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days is a collection of interviews with founders of famous technology companies about what happened in the very earliest days. These people are celebrities now. What was it like when they were just a couple friends with an idea? Founders like Steve Wozniak (Apple), Caterina Fake (Flickr), Mitch Kapor (Lotus), Max Levchin (PayPal), and Sabeer Bhatia (Hotmail) tell you in their own words about their surprising and often very funny discoveries as they learned how to build a company. Where did they get the ideas that made them rich? How did they convince investors to back them? What went wrong, and how did they recover? Nearly all technical people have thought of one day starting or working for a startup. For them, this book is the closest you can come to being a fly on the wall at a successful startup, to learn how it's done. But ultimately these interviews are required reading for anyone who wants to understand business, because startups are business reduced to its essence. The reason their founders become rich is that startups do what businesses do—create value—more intensively than almost any other part of the economy. How? What are the secrets that make successful startups so insanely productive? Read this book, and let the founders themselves tell you.

The Thing About Legends

He was becoming more desperate by the second, and desperate men did stupid things. “I don't know what gave you that impression. Now you know that's not how things work,” Hank said again. “What do you want with Dano?


Author: Ava Hale



Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Paul “Rocky” Cody’s destiny was laid out for him before he was born. And on the slopes of the Appalachian Mountains in eastern Kentucky, the name Cody means family, and loyalty. But over the years, it has also become synonymous with legends of devil dogs with black fur and yellow eyes; the Appalachian Hellhound, spurring the evolution of the Hellhounds Motorcycle Club. When Rocky’s leadership is needed in Michigan, he decides to stay, serving as Vice President for a chapter badly in need of reorganization. Pouring himself into the role, he gives the Marysville Hellhounds his loyalty, his blood, and most importantly, his name. But at forty-two, he’s never had a thing to call his own. Sunny Anderson was broken a long time ago, but at thirty, she’s managed to pick up the pieces and start over… again. All she wants is a little peace and quiet for her and her daughter, the only thing she’s got left. She finds her solace in a little bungalow, surrounded by trees and abandoned farmland. But something more sinister lurks close by, something that will send Sunny on a collision course with the Hellhounds. Forced to stand her ground when the Hellhounds come knocking, she soon finds out that she’s got a part in the events that begin to play out. And Rocky can’t stay away from the fierce little woman in the woods, especially when his own family legends begin to take form. Thrown together, Sunny and Rocky must find a way to navigate their pasts together so that maybe, just maybe, they can have a future.

New Issues in Epistemological Disjunctivism

But this problem doesn't arise on the thing-seeing approach, since the knowledge grounding visual states or episodes appealed to—thing-seeings—clearly do not entail knowledge (see here Dretske 1969: ch. 2). Thus, if we re-work ...


Author: Casey Doyle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351603553

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

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This is the first volume dedicated solely to the topic of epistemological disjunctivism. The original essays in this volume, written by leading and up-and-coming scholars on the topic, are divided into three thematic sections. The first set of chapters addresses the historical background of epistemological disjunctivism. It features essays on ancient epistemology, Immanuel Kant, J.L. Austin, Edmund Husserl, and Ludwig Wittgenstein. The second section tackles a number contemporary issues related to epistemological disjunctivism, including its relationship with perceptual disjunctivism, radical skepticism, and reasons for belief. Finally, the third group of essays extends the framework of epistemological disjunctivism to other forms of knowledge, such as testimonial knowledge, knowledge of other minds, and self-knowledge. Epistemological Disjunctivism is a timely collection that engages with an increasingly important topic in philosophy. It will appeal to researches and graduate students working in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of perception.

Writings in the Social Philosophy and Ethics Sozialphilosophische und ethische Schriften

nized world of things draws man into itself and makes him a cog, driven by the mechanical necessities of the whole. ... Personality and thing are united in the “work" in which the power of the thing is discovered and affirmed by the ...


Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110884487

Category: Philosophy

Page: 712

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Work Consumption and Capitalism

Others focus on understanding the implications for work of neoliberal capitalism. We consider this in the second part of this section when we discuss ffexibility. Work and the labour process At the heart of making sense of the wage ...


Author: Lynne Pettinger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781137342782

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Sonic branding, guerrilla marketing, celebrity endorsements, customer service excellence and multi-channel advertising are just some of the popular sales techniques that currently promote consumerism in contemporary capitalism. Considerable energy is devoted to encouraging consumers to desire new fashions, to celebrate 'good design', to have feelings for brands and to immerse themselves in sensory experiences, without worrying about the ethics of their practices. Work, Consumption and Capitalism looks at how consumption is produced by focusing on the multiple kinds of work that make consumption possible, from advertising creatives to fashion designers, from self-service checkouts to the hippest barista in the coolest coffee shop. The text encourages students to consider the place of consumerism in global capitalism to develop their own answers to the question: How is consumption made possible? This wide-ranging study of the relations between work, consumption and capitalism draws on interdisciplinary research in cultural and economic sociology, history, marketing studies and cultural studies. With research tasks and discussion questions at the end of each chapter and case studies throughout, it stands as an accessible introduction for students of sociology, business and management, media and communication, cultural policy and cultural studies. Listen to a podcast about the book.

One of the things that I think, Frank, in the Media plan is the ramifications of order, you might say, ... I always loved the way the rooms themselves actually evolved and that was one thing that came from Ann's work on the octagonal ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105012709809

Category: Architecture


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One of our new teachers in this particular high school who was summing up the situation for the first time replied : “ There were so many good things that I really can't tell what will prove of assistance to me in my work , but , " the ...


Author: United States. Office of Education


ISBN: UCD:31175030666021

Category: Education


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Louis I Kahn

One of the things that I think, Frank, in the Media plan is the ramifications of order, you might say, ... I always loved the way the rooms themselves actually evolved and that was one thing that came from Ann's work on the octagonal ...


Author: Louis I. Kahn


ISBN: UCSD:31822008051120

Category: Architects

Page: 252

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The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testament

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ISBN: NLI:1733550-10


Page: 848

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