Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary Audiobook, by Louis Hyman Play Audiobook Sample

Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary Audiobook

Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary Audiobook, by Louis Hyman Play Audiobook Sample
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Read By: Simon Vance Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 9.50 hours at 1.5x Speed 7.13 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: August 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525630951

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

21

Longest Chapter Length:

77:37 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

04 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

40:50 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

Winner of the William G. Bowen Prize Named a "Triumph" of 2018 by New York Times Book Critics Shortlisted for the 800-CEO-READ Business Book Award The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy"--how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar America. Over the last fifty years, job security has cratered as the institutions that insulated us from volatility have been swept aside by a fervent belief in the market. Now every working person in America today asks the same question: how secure is my job? In Temp, Louis Hyman explains how we got to this precarious position and traces the real origins of the gig economy: it was created not by accident, but by choice through a series of deliberate decisions by consultants and CEOs--long before the digital revolution. Uber is not the cause of insecurity and inequality in our country, and neither is the rest of the gig economy. The answer to our growing problems goes deeper than apps, further back than outsourcing and downsizing, and contests the most essential assumptions we have about how our businesses should work. As we make choices about the future, we need to understand our past.

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“Hyman’s examination of the evolution of work is thorough, thoughtful, and sympathetic, importantly not excluding the people—immigrants, minorities, women, and youth—largely ignored in the ‘American Dream’ model for employment once all but guaranteed to white men.”

— Publishers Weekly 

Quotes

  • “Illuminating and often surprising…Here, finally, is a book that encourages us to imagine a future that is inclusive and humane rather than sentimentalize a past that never truly was.”

    — New York Times
  • “A revealing study of the ‘gig economy,’ which, though it seems new, has long antecedents…[and] a quietly hopeful spin on an economic process that has proved tremendously dislocating for a generation and more of workers.”

    — Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • Longlisted for the 800-CEO-Read Business Book Award

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About Simon Vance

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.