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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 audiobook, certain to galvanize the nation's attention and alter the way we look at our future.
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"Reich is a big thinker and a great writer." –The Washington Post
“A valuable work. . . . Reich has a talent for mastering economic and social complexities and making them easy for the layperson to grasp.” –The Wall Street Journal
"A well-researched and documented analysis of the present state of working life in America." –The Plain Dealer
“Reich writes in ways unusual for an economist; he is self-effacing, witty and more interested in exploring the world’s complexities than in uncovering unvarying laws.” – The New York Times Book Review
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Robert B. Reich, former Secretary of Labor, is a University Professor at Brandeis University. This is his seventh book. He is the national editor of The American Prospect and writes frequently for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and other newspapers. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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