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by Robert B. Reich

eBook The Future of Success ePub
Author: Robert B. Reich
Language: English
ISBN: 0375411127
ISBN13: 978-0375411120
Publisher: Knopf (January 9, 2001)
Pages: 304
Category: Economics
Subcategory: Perfomance
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 581
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ePub file: 1337 kb
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The Future of Success is a stunning, timely book, certain to galvanize the way we look at our future

The Future of Success is a stunning, timely book, certain to galvanize the way we look at our future. One of America's most thoughtful and influential social and economic analysts, Robert B. Reich has taught at Harvard and Brandeis universities and held office under three US administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. Библиографические данные. The Future Of Success. Издание: перепечатанное.

The Future of Success. Working and Living in the New Economy. About The Future of Success. By Robert B. Reich Read by Robert B. Reich. Category: Economics Management Psychology. If you think it’s getting harder to both make a living and make a life, economist and former secretary of labor Robert Reich agrees with you. Americans may be earning more than ever before, but we’re paying a steep price: we’re working longer, seeing our families less, and our communities are fragmenting.

This is the first principle of the new economy. Understanding it is the first step toward understanding what is happening to the rest of our lives. All else follows l? Only the indolent, insane, or congenitally complacent would pass up a product that’s obviously better (and costs no more) or cheaper (and of the same quality), an investment with a higher return, a more rewarding job, a more comfortable community. You owe it to yourself, your family. The system works only if people are pushing for the best deals

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Those who suspect that they are working harder over longer hours will find confirmation here that they are in good company, as well as a keen analysis of the impact of our new working arrangements on marriages, children and how we enjoy our lives.

Читает Robert B. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. With the clarity and insight that are his hallmarks, Reich delineates what success has come to mean in our time

Читает Robert B. Слушайте книги через Интернет и в офлайн-режиме на устройствах Android, iOS, Chromecast, а также с помощью Google Ассистента. With the clarity and insight that are his hallmarks, Reich delineates what success has come to mean in our time. He demonstrates that although we have more choices as consumers, and investors, the choices themselves are undermining the rest of our lives. It is getting harder for people to be confident of what they will be earning next year, or even next month.

He served in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. He was Secretary of Labor from 1993. He was Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997. He was a member of President Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board. Reich has been the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley since January 2006

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The Future of Success book. Robert Reich is an economist and a former US Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. In this book, he describes some of the macro trends that affect how we work and live in the 21st century. Reich's basic premise is this: The dual forces of information technology and globalization are leading to better and better deals for consumers.

Summary of The Future of Success. Labor Secretary Robert B. Reich, who served during the Clinton administration, hasn’t really unearthed any strikingly original discoveries in his look at the new economy, but the sheer power of his intellect allows him to follow well-documented trends to fresh conclusions.

From Robert B. Reich-political economist, distinguished public servant, and author of The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, and other acclaimed an. .The Future of Success: Working and Living in the New Economy.

From Robert B. Reich-political economist, distinguished public servant, and author of The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet, and other acclaimed and best-selling books-a brilliant analysis of the new economy and how it is affecting our lives, for better and for worse.The dizzying exuberance of the Internet-driven marketplace offers unprecedented opportunities and an ever-expanding choice of deals, products, investments, and jobs-ranging from the merely attractive to the nearly irresistible-for the people with the right talents and skills. The technology that is the motor of this transformation relentlessly sharpens competition. When consumers can shift allegiance with the click of a mouse, sellers must make constant improvements by cutting costs, adding value, and creating new products. This is a boon to us as consumers, but it's wreaking havoc in the rest of our lives.Reich demonstrates that the faster the economy changes-with new innovations and opportunities engendering faster switches by customers and inves-tors in response-the harder it is for people to be confident of what they will be earning next year or even next month, what they will be doing, where they will be doing it. In short, those fabulous new deals of the fabulous new economy carry a steep price: more frenzied lives, less security, more economic and social stratification, the loss of time and energy for family, friendship, community, and self.With the clarity and insight that are his hallmarks, and using examples from everyday life, Reich delineates what success is coming to mean in our time-the pitfalls and downturns hidden in the apparent advantages and advances-and suggests how we might create a more balanced society and more satisfying lives. The trends he discusses are powerful indeed, but they are not irreversible, or at least not unalterable.The Future of Success is a stunning, timely book, certain to galvanize the nation's attention and transform the way we look at our future.
Gianni_Giant
Reich is the reader in this audiobook and speaks with authority. Actually, he is overly pedantic, explaining everything as if to a high school student. Nevertheless, you will understand him completely.

This is a highly educational book, not entertaining in the least in my opinion. Its educational value is so great that I intend to listen to it a few more times. Reich covers and integrates many, many subjects surrounding work and the meaning of work in the current generation. Again, it isn't just that he covers so many subjects meticulously. He integrates them. Reich has a highly informed and intellectual viewpoint that is worth considering.

At the same time, Reich clearly has strong political beliefs and leanings. His leanings are left of the general population in my opinion, but only with regard to a set of matters. He wants an economic system that doesn't marginalize the very people working so hard. Specifically, he addresses health care and other areas where the hard-working middle has been getting squeezed.

I think Reich identified the problem areas and provided values with which to address them rather than concrete actionable solutions. But that's not the reason I'd like to listen to this book additional times.

What I like about this book is the historical outline for how our lives have changed and continue to change. Reich is very articulate on this. Work has changed. Life outside work has changed. Expectations have changed. Insecurity is only increasing. Yet innovation brings us many improvements.

In the end, we're not happier as a society. We're stressed out. We can't sleep as well as we used to. There's no economic solution that's apparent for this condition. The Future of Success articulates much of what we feel and know deep down.
Olma
If you have been working more and enjoying it less, or even if you've been enjoying it more, this book can explain why. Well documented and reasonably argued positions on why the "new economy" is going in the direction it is provides insights into the phenomena we are likely all to be experiencing at work, but have not been able to figure out ourselves. Robert Reich takes us through the history of how we got here as well as the common misconceptions of our times. He points out, for example, that contrary to popular belief today's innovators are not necessarily particularly adept at using new information technology. He points out that they are creative workers. He then breaks the creative workers into two groups defined as "Geeks," and "Shrinks." The Geeks provide the creative innovations from a technology point of view, but the Shrink provides the marketing intelligence as to what people really want for the product or service. Reich's thesis is that technology is speeding and broadening access to "terrific deals." That is driving everything including worker mobility since they are selling their own services. The look for the best deal as an employee much as the employer looks for the best deal in materials as well employees. One of the difficulties facing workers in this new age is that they will not be able to predict their "bottom line" income. Because payment is based on value added at almost all levels of the economy, your annual income will depend on a great many changing parameters. To put it in his terms, "the fabulous new deals of the fabulous new economy carry a steep price: more frenzied lives, less security, more economic and social stratification, the loss of time and energy for family, friendship, community and self." We must all be aware of this change and manage the high touch part of our high tech lives.
Arabella V.
In this book, Robert Reich explains clearly and succinctly the economic and social forces which influence our increasingly frenzied society.
People are working more hours than ever before, not only when they need the money, but especially when the work is particularly well paid. Loyalty is a scarce commodity, not only from employees, but also from employers, customers, and investors.
This book does an enormous service by helping us see the mechanisms underlying the great trends in our social fabric over the past couple of decades. Only by understanding the underlying mechanisms can we hope to play a part in controlling their motions. This book provides that understanding.
The final chapter addresses ways that the trends can be changed. Unfortunately this chapter seems lame in relation to the rest of the book. The suggestions do not seem practical or even possible to implement given the enormity of the problem outlined in the rest of the book. Yet the clarity with which the current situation is laid out is so valuable, the author can be forgiven if he can't provide -all- the answers.
This is the most enlightening book I've read in years. If you want to understand where America stands at the breaking of the millenium, the concepts in this book are a required curriculum.
Trex
Reich explains very well all the economic trends that make our society increasingly consumer friendly. Thanks to competition you can get more products and services at a cheaper price than you ever could. The dark side of this 24/7 consumer society, is that it is also a ruthless 24/7 workaholic society. The U.S. is a wonderful place to be rich (ideally financially independent). But, it is an increasingly competitive place to make a living. In other words, the U.S. is a consumer's paradise, but often a supplier's hell.
Reich develops great metaphors to describe working people in few words. One of them is the Geeks and the Shrinks. The Geeks are the ones who know how to gather and manipulate data so as to develop new products and services. The Shrinks are the ones who research and understand what consumers really want through market research, focus groups, and other tools. The Geeks and Shrinks are like the Yin and Yang of this new business world. They both need each other to create new markets of products and services.
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