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Lab Rats: Why Modern & Disrupted: By Dan Lyons 2 Books Collection Set

by Dan Lyons Publisher: Atlantic Books
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Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable & Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Start-up Bubble By Dan Lyons 2 Books Collection Set:

Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable:
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.

Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Start-up Bubble:
Dan Lyons was Technology Editor at Newsweek Magazine for years, a magazine writer at the top of his profession. One Friday morning he received a phone call: his job no longer existed. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was unemployed and facing financial oblivion. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the nebulous role of "marketing fellow." What could possibly go wrong?

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Lab Rats: Why Modern Work Makes People Miserable & Disrupted: Ludicrous Misadventures in the Tech Start-up Bubble By Dan Lyons 2 Books Collection Set

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