LeaderShop
Title Index
A-K  L-Z

. Search Books . Bestsellers . What's New . LeaderShop
Main Page
. Help . View Cart

BookInfo
 Description and Reviews
 Read An Excerpt
 Reader's Index
 About the Author
 Table of Contents
 Customer Reviews
 Find Similar Items


.
See Also:
. Business
. Family Life


. . .

leadership development
Secure Online Ordering Guaranteed!

The Future of Success


Robert B. Reich



0375411127
Retail Price: $26.00
LS Price: $18.20
You Save: $7.80 (30%)


Availability: Usually ships within 24 hours

Format: Hardcover, 289pp.
ISBN: 9780375411120
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pub. Date: January 2001

Average Customer Review:
leadership

.

.
 
Order This Book!

Add To My Cart

view cart
email friend
 

Secure Order Guarantee

Item No: 9780375411120



leadership
Description and Reviews
From The Publisher:

The dizzying exuberance of the Internet-driven marketplace offers unprecedented opportunities. But this technology is also a motor that relentlessly sharpens competition. When consumers can shift allegiance with the click of a mouse, sellers must make constant improvements—by cutting costs, adding value, requiring more time and work from employees whose job stability, in turn, declines daily. In short, the terrific deals on the new economy carry a steep price: more frenzied lives, less security, more economic and social stratification, the loss of time for family, friendship, community, and self.

In straightforward, impassioned language, using examples from everyday life, Reich clearly delineates what success is coming to mean in our time—the pitfalls and downturns hidden in the apparent advantages and advances—and suggests how we might create a more balanced society and more satisfying lives. The Future of Success is a stunning, timely book, certain to galvanize the nation's attention and alter the way we look at our future.

.
Reviews

Reich, former secretary of labor and an influential author (The Work of Nations, Locked in the Cabinet) provides a provocative analysis of the new economy and how it is affecting lives. In substance, he argues that the current economic opportunities afforded by new communication, transportation, and information technologies have produced a workforce that is unable to perform individual, family, and community roles effectively in a job market that is frenzied, economically divergent, and socially stratified. The author provides an elegant description of the major differences between what became the standard during the Industrial Age and what is emerging as the standard today. He offers a provocative list of options that individuals, families, and communities might consider as they seek to reestablish a sense of balance in their lives. Recommended for both academic and larger public libraries.
—Library Journal, Norman B. Hutcherson, California State Univ., Bakersfield Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

 

readers index
leadership
Reader's Index

Send us your favorite quotes or passages from this book.

 

leadership
About the Author

Robert B. Reich is University Professor at Brandeis University and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis's Heller Graduate School. He has served in three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton. He is cofounder and national editor of The American Prospect, and his writings have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal. This is his eighth book. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife, Clare Dalton. They have two sons.

leaders
Table of Contents
Introduction3
Part 1THE NEW WORK
1The Age of the Terrific Deal13
2The Spirit of Innovation27
3Of Geeks and Shrinks51
4The Obsolescence of Loyalty69
5The End of Employment As We Knew It88
Part 2THE NEW LIFE
6The Lure of Hard Work111
7The Sale of the Self132
8The Incredible Shrinking Family158
9Paying For Attention176
10The Community as Commodity194
Part 3CHOICES
11Personal Choice217
12Public Choice233
Notes251
Acknowledgements275
Index277


leadership
Customer Reviews
Write your own online review.


Find Items On Similar Subjects
Good Work: When Excellence and Ethics Meet
.
 
leadership
TITLE INDEX: A-K  L-Z | SEARCH | BESTSELLERS | WHAT'S NEW | OUT OF PRINT | HELP | PRIVACY & SECURITY | Leading Blog | LeaderShop Main Page

All prices subject to change and given in U.S. Dollars.

Copyright ©1998-2010 LeadershipNow / M2 Communications, LLC All Rights Reserved


All materials contained in http://www.LeadershipNow.com are protected by copyright and trademark laws and may not be used for any purpose whatsoever other than private, non-commercial viewing purposes. Derivative works and other unauthorized copying or use of stills, video footage, text or graphics is expressly prohibited. LeadershipNow is a trademark of M2 Communications, LLC.
.