Blood, Sweat and Tears

Blood, Sweat and Tears : The Evolution of Work

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Work - a process as familiar to almost everyone as their daily routines - has changed radically in nature over the centuries. Most of these changes have involved revolutionary steps, influencing significantly the way people live and behave. "Blood, Sweat & Tears" is a history of work, from prehistoric times to the present day. It offers intelligent analyses of the individuals, assumptions, theories, developments, and practices that have so much changed work. Based on detailed research from around the world, the author examines early societies, slavery, and the influence of religion on work. The author controversially challenges the work ethic on behalf of all those whose lives have increasingly become subsumed by the demands of employers, asking the question: why do we do it?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 389 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 38.1mm | 725.74g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • portraits
  • 1587990768
  • 9781587990762

Table of contents

1. Hands to the grindstone 2. Fettered lives 3. Job creation 4. The new religion of work 5. The most important pile of bricks in the world 6. Secres to the dumb steeple 7. The silent monitor 8. The last puritan in a nation of amteurs 9. The yellow dog unleashed 10. The philidelphia catechism 11. Modern times 12. Western electric discovers motivation 13. Unnatural selection 14. Arbeit macht frei 15. Whatever happened to Homer Sarasohn? 16. Managing the corporate state 17. The wanting animal 18. Sharp=suited philanthropists 19. The end of management 20. Melting the frozen assets 21. The road to panama 22. One life. Live it.show more

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Management Today, May 2001 Donkin is also a great story-teller, and this is a rich and varied treasure trove. Nice work!show more

About Richard Donkin

Richard Donkin is a leading columnist and writer on the Financial Times newspaper, specialising in work and management topics. He regularly appears on radio and contributes to other leading magazines on relating to business.show more

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