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174.4 K
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xviii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 262-265) and index.
Contents
Introduction: The principles of progress -- part 1. My story : the principles that transformed my life: Busy being born ; Unlimited potential ; Transforming Koch Industries -- part 2. Our country's story : the long and winding road: The core institutions of society ; Social entrepreneurs -- part 3. Your story : a brighter future for all: People aren't problems ; Lifelong learning ; An economy for everyone ; Up from partisanship ;Movements of millions -- Conclusion: A life well lived -- Appendix: Koch Industries' guiding principles.
Summary
People are looking for a better way. Towering barriers are holding millions of people back, and the institutions that should help everyone rise are not doing the job. Crumbling communities. One-size fits all education. Businesses that rig the economy. Public policy that stifles opportunity and emboldens the extremes. As a result, this country is quickly heading toward a two-tiered society. Today's challenges call for nothing short of a paradigm shift - away from a top-down approach that sees people as problems to be managed, toward bottom-up solutions that empower everyone to realize their potential and foster a more inclusive society. Businessman and philanthropist Charles Koch has devoted his life to answering that question. Learn what he's discovered during his 60-year career to help you apply the principles of empowerment in your life, in your business, and in society"-- Provided by publisher.
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Alt Author
Hooks, Brian.
ISBN/ISSN
9781250200969 (hardcover)
1250200962 (hardcover)
Call #
658.4063 V
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
260 pages ; 25 cm
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The problem with innovation -- Turning anxiety into a product -- Technology after innovation -- Slow disaster -- Growth at all costs -- The maintainer caste -- A crisis of care -- The maintenance mindset -- Fix it first -- Supporting the work that matters most -- Caring for our homes, our stuff, and one another -- From conversation to action.
Summary
"For forty years, innovation has been the hottest buzzword in business. But what if the benefits of innovation have been exaggerated, and our obsession with the new has distracted us from the work that matters most? It's hard to avoid innovation these days. Nearly every product gets marketed as being disruptive, whether it's a new technology or a new toothbrush. But in this manifesto on the state of American work, historians of technology Lee Vinsel and Andrew Russell argue that our focus on shiny new things has made us poorer, less safe, and--ironically--less innovative. Drawing on years of original research and reporting, Russell and Vinsel show how our fixation on innovation has harmed every corner of the economy. Corporations have spent millions hiring chief innovation officers while their core businesses tanked. Computer science programs have focused on programming and development even though the overwhelming majority of jobs are in IT and maintenance. Suburban sprawl has saddled cities with expensive infrastructure and piles of deferred maintenance that they can't afford to fix. And sometimes, innovation even kills--like in 2018, when a Miami bridge hailed for its innovative design collapsed onto a highway and killed six people. Vinsel and Russell tell the at-times humorous, at-times alarming story of how we devalued the work that keeps our world going--and in so doing, wrecked our economy, left our public infrastructure derelict, and lined the pockets of consultants who combine the ego of Silicon Valley with the worst of Wall Street's greed. They offer a compelling plan for how we can shift our focus in resources away from the pursuit of growth at all costs, and back toward the people and technologies underpinning so much of modern life. For anyone concerned by the crumbling state of our roads, bridges, and airports, and the direction our economy is headed, The Innovation Delusion is a deeply necessary re-evaluation of a trend we can still disrupt"-- Provided by publisher.
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Russell, Andrew L., 1975-
ISBN/ISSN
9780525575689
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Call #
J 338.04 U
Descript.
xii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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"Fifteen-year-old lemonade entrepreneur Mikaila Ulmer shares her advice for life and business"-- Provided by publisher.
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Stevens, Brin.
ISBN/ISSN
9781984815088 (hardcover)
1984815083 (hardcover)
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