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Bruce Daisley (Author)
‘Bruce Daisley is on a mission to change the world of work.’ The Times
In the course of a career at the helm of companies including Google, YouTube and Twitter, Bruce Daisley has become fascinated by the culture of the workplace. And in his hugely popular podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat, he has talked with leading experts about how best to make our jobs happier and more fulfilling.
Now, in The New Work Manifesto, he will be sharing the fruits of his discoveries. Its succinct chapters range across all aspects of 21st-century office life, tackling the key questions and offering inspiration, empirically tested insight and down-to-earth practical answers in equal measure. Are lunch breaks for wimps, or do they actually make us more productive? Is it true that you can improve team performance simply by moving the location of the kettle or coffee machine? And what is a Monk Mode Morning, and why do people swear by it?
If you’re not happy with the status quo, if you think things could be done better, if you’re seeking greater fulfilment at work and a life that is a little less fraught, The New Work Manifesto will point the way.
‘The man who can really make a whole industry happen.’ Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google
‘A punchy and provocative book . . . WTF? is an insightful and heartfelt plea, daring us to reimagine a better economy and society.’ Financial Times
Renowned as ‘the Oracle of Silicon Valley’, Tim O’Reilly has spent three decades exploring the world-transforming power of information technology. Now, the leading thinker of the internet age turns his eye to the future – and asks the questions that will frame the next stage of the digital revolution:
· Will increased automation destroy jobs or create new opportunities?
· What will the company of tomorrow look like?
· Is a world dominated by algorithms to be welcomed or feared?
· How can we ensure that technology serves people, rather than the other way around?
· How can we all become better at mapping future trends?
Tim O’Reilly’s insights create an authoritative, compelling and often surprising portrait of the world we will soon inhabit, highlighting both the many pitfalls and the enormous opportunities that lie ahead.
‘Tim O’Reilly has been at the cutting edge of the internet since it went commercial.’ New York Times
‘O’Reilly’s ability to quickly identify nascent trends is unparalleled.’ Wired
*Financial Times Business Book of the Month*
The full-time job is disappearing. Today more workers than ever are going freelance – driving for Uber or cycling for Deliveroo, developing software or consulting for investment banks. Welcome to the gig economy.
In Gigged, Sarah Kessler meets the people forging this new world of unorthodox employment: from the computer programmer who chooses exactly which hours he works each week, via the Uber driver who is trying to convince his peers to unionise, to the charity worker who thinks freelance gigs might just transform the fortunes of a declining rural town.
Their stories raise crucial questions about the future of work. What happens when job security, holidays and benefits become a thing of the past? How can freelancers find meaningful, well-paid employment? And could the gig economy really change the world of work for ever?
Praise for Gigged
‘Essential reading for anyone who is interested in understanding the future of our economy and society.’ Ha-Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism
‘Sarah Kessler’s wonderful book offers unprecedented illumination of the promise, and the peril, of the gig economy.’ Martin Ford, author of The Rise of the Robots
‘If you want to know how work is changing and how you too must change to keep up, you must read this book.’ Dan Lyons, author of Disrupted
‘Kessler’s timely book explores the personal, corporate and societal stories behind a massive tech-driven shift away from permanent office-based employment.’ Books of the Month, Financial Times
‘Deep reporting and graceful storytelling . . . Kessler’s analysis is both astute and nuanced.’ Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive