Swarthmore psychology professor and TED Talk speaker Barry Schwartz addresses issues surrounding work in contemporary life. He investigates why work so alienates most people and how people in the working class can enjoy the job satisfaction that skilled professionals, financial wizards and creative people savor. He sets out to inspire you to think about the intersection of industry and individualism. Schwartz offers singular, prescient insights into how work corrupts, gets corrupted, rewards and punishes. In the process, he asks thought-provoking questions. getAbstract recommends this taut, focused text to employers who want to create better workplaces and anyone who aspires to a better, more meaningful work life.
About the Author
Swarthmore College psychology professor Barry Schwartz’s other books include The Paradox of Choices and Practical Wisdom.