The Resource Lab Rats

Lab Rats

Label
Lab Rats
Title
Lab Rats
Statement of responsibility
Dan Lyons
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Examines how the half-baked ideas of Silicon Valley and its "new oligarchs" have changed the way we work, damaged our brains and left us poorer and insecure
Tone
Writing style
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10732736
Cataloging source
BT
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1960-
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Lyons, Dan
Dewey number
658
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Science & Technology
  • Business
  • Politics & Current Affairs
  • Comedy
Target audience
adult
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how Silicon Valley made work miserable for the rest of us
Label
Lab Rats
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_568701
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781786493958
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lab Rats
Control code
BORROWBOX:LSB_568701
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781786493958
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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