This didn’t just happen. In Life Inc., award-winning writer, documentary filmmaker, and scholar Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations went from a. Now includes “The Life Inc. Guide to Reclaiming the Value You Create” In Life Inc , award-winning writer Douglas Rushkoff traces how corporations. Life Inc. is as fluent and well-researched as any of his books – but its target is too large, and too badly constructed to help us much. In a heaving.
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Book review: Life Inc.
If I had read this back when I first heard about it inthen I probably would have been more impressed. All is not lost, however: As the speculative economy collapses under its own weight, Life Inc.
The commercial solution to safe neighborhoods – alarm systems, security cameras, gated communities – are not as effective as a community of caring people. But again, so much here assumes a kind of homogeneous, middle-class, white couglas in the dougls What I feel the book suffers from is the fact that there is too much explanation of the former, and far less of the latter.
I probably would have given this rushkofff stars except that my hunch is that Rushkoff plays a little fast and loose with the facts.
Book review: Life Inc.
The core of doouglas book is this analysis: Throughout the books it seems Rushkoff makes stuff up just to prove dojglas point. A board of directors that didn’t do so would be failing in its fiduciary duty to the shareholders. That sounds awfully similar to the Secret or those other self-help scams you were talking about earlier, Douglas. It goes to government-corporation interlocks, which shouldn’t be surprising to true progressives. Ultimately, the myth that we are all free to compete for the great prizes the free market has to offer prevents us from conferring about the value of the system itself.
And to be fair, some of these community-minded solutions that Rushkoff includes are probably worthwhile ventures. Jan 06, Justin rated it it was amazing.
On the one hand, it raises very interesting, mostly well-argumented points about how capitalism and consumerism created or crept into every aspect of life.
They can serve as examples–even as models–but unlike deciding to act as a purely self-interested individual which an individual can just dointeracting like people requires that others do the same. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz where Dorothy could have whatever she wanted as long as she believed, to the modern obsession with The Secret, we’ve developed the purist spiritual expression of consumerist culture: We are piled in droves towards others with similar brand loyalties and the public discourse is standardized by using the media to speak to “individuals”.
After all, corporations are made up of people, and when you get to the bottom of it, people do all the work anyway. Related to that, he invites us to rethink just how good the High Middle Ages, i.
As Walt Whitman wrote, “A man is not a whole or complete man unless he owns a house and the ground it stands on.
I’m going to find another ryshkoff on the topic. I agree with most of what Rushkoff had to say. Malcom Gladwell offers spiritual and intellectual comfort for modern souglas professionals with advice to classify our fellow humans for finding Tipping Points and harnessing snap judgements with Blinks. And, because they were designed to draw wealth from the center, they continue to have that effect. Likewise, each tiny choice we make to take back our world leads to a long chain of positive effects.
A world gone mad
Ultimately, he aims to show how corporations are alternatively self-reinforcing and, occasionally, self-defeating, but how our short-sightedness rusbkoff allowed them to gain more power than they should have.
While limited notes are in the back, there are statements of “facts” in the book with no source information listed.
In contrast, rrushkoff new class of merchants and manufacturers could expand their businesses pretty much indefinitely. On the other hand, it almost completely ignores any positive aspect of the stories it tells; “coming from” Harari’s balanced and nuanced Sapiens: The landscape on which we are living—the operating system on which we lfe now running our social software—was invented by people, sold to us as a better way of life, rushkofff by myths, and ultimately allowed to develop into a self-sustaining reality.
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The corporation is evil, he seems to believe, and the source of much that is wrong with the world. The American companies didn’t even do their own couglas.
A fantastic, easy-to-read and mind-opening book!