Summary of Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
From the book: CUBED by Nikil Saval. Copyright 2014 by Nikil Saval. Used by arrangement with The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
How did the office come to be and where is it going?
The Industrial Revolution helped give rise to the office – where people today push paper, thump keyboards, play politics and earn not-always-equal amounts of money. The increasing popularity of telecommuting and contract work puts the office on the verge of enormous change. Journalist Nikil Saval walks you through the evolution of today’s white-collar world. He deftly cites Herman Melville’s 1853 short story Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street and the 1999 film Office Space, while providing a short, fascinating course on architecture and its effects on people’s work and their emotions. getAbstract recommends Saval’s eye-opening essay to anybody who works in an office and wonders what’s to come.
In this summary, you will learn
- How the workplace evolved and
- What the future holds for the office.
Comment on this summary
1 year agoWas a good reading. I liked to understand the birth of the office and its evolution to the present day (Without forget th future!)
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