|Description:|The Passion Economy - Adam Davidson - 2020
The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century
By: Adam Davidson
Narrated by: Adam Davidson
Length: 10 hrs and 49 mins
Release date: 01-07-20
Genre: Business, Commerce & Economy
Publisher: Random House Audio
Format: mp3 64/48 stereo
The brilliant creator of NPR's Planet Money podcast and award-winning New Yorker staff writer explains our current economy: laying out its internal logic and revealing the transformative hope it offers for millions of people to thrive as they never have before.
Contrary to what you may have heard, the middle class is not dying and robots are not stealing our jobs. In fact, writes Adam Davidson - one of our leading public voices on economic issues - the 21st-century economic paradigm offers new ways of making money, fresh paths toward professional fulfillment, and unprecedented opportunities for curious, ambitious individuals to combine the things they love with their careers. Drawing on the stories of average people doing exactly this - a dissatisfied accountant overturning his industry, a zealous father creating a better chocolate bar for his children, a family of craftsmen meeting the technological needs of Amish farmers - as well as the latest academic research, Davidson demonstrates how the 20th-century economy of scale has given way in this century to an economy of passion. He makes clear, too, that though the adjustment has brought measures of dislocation, confusion, and even panic, these are most often the result of a lack of understanding.
In The Passion Economy, he delineates the ground rules of the new economy, and armed with these, we begin to see how we can succeed in it according to its own terms - intimacy, insight, attention, automation, and, of course, passion. An indispensable road map and a refreshingly optimistic take on our economic future.
©2020 Adam Davidson (P)2020 Random House Audio
"Davidson's case studies are excellent, but the heart of the book is a set of rules worthy of committing to memory. . . Fine inspiration for entrepreneurs that should be required reading in any business school curriculum.” (Kirkus, starred review)
“[Davidson’s] anecdotes are captivating with shrewd lessons on management, marketing, and strategy. . . Readers with a start-up yen will find useful and inspiring insights here.” (Publishers Weekly)
“The Passion Economy is exactly what everyone needs today: examples of how to thrive in an economy that can seem overwhelming, and crystal-clear explanations of how to succeed. The book is an enormously fun, exciting adventure story that takes us from the wineries of Napa to the laboratories of Google to far-off chocolate makers. This is the book about how to live (and work) a more passionate life.” (Charles Duhigg, best-selling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better)
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