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The passion economy : the new rules for thriving in the twenty-first century / Adam Davidson.

Davidson, Adam, (author.).

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library 330.9 DAV (Text) 33500013194550 New Checked out 06/02/2020
Bagley Public Library 330.9 DAV (Text) 33500013194568 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385353526
  • ISBN: 0385353529
  • Physical Description: xxi, 307 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
"A Borzoi Book"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
Preface -- A shoe salesman's son at MIT -- The rules of the passion economy -- Behold the dairy brush -- Case study: Kirrin Finch -- Accounting for the brave -- In vino veritas -- Know your story -- Case study: Conbody -- The Amish lesson -- The North Carolina factory that let China do the cheap stuff -- Case study: Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream -- Don't be a commodity -- The world in a chocolate bar -- Case study: Breakthrough ADR -- The nudge -- All it takes is a quick reminder -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
"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 twenty-first-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--an accountant overturning his industry, a sweatshop-owner's daughter fighting for better working conditions, an Amish craftsman meeting the technological needs of Amish farmers--as well as the latest academic research, Davidson shows us how the twentieth-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 roadmap and a refreshingly optimistic take on our economic future"-- Provided by publisher.
The middle class is not dying and robots are not stealing our jobs. Davidson shows readers 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. The twentieth-century economy of scale has given way in this century to an economy of passion. Though the adjustment has brought measures of dislocation, confusion, and even panic, these are most often the result of a lack of understanding. Davidson delineates the ground rules of the new economy, and shows how we can succeed in it according to its own terms. -- adapted from jacket
Author Notes

ADAM DAVIDSON is the cofounder of NPR's Planet Money podcast and a staff writer at The New Yorker, where he covers economics and business. Previously he was an economics writer for The New York Times Magazine. He has won many of journalism's most prestigious awards, including a Peabody for his coverage of the financial crisis.

Subject: Economic history > 21st century.
Businesspeople > Case studies.
Economic forecasting.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Knowledge Capital.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Careers / General.
Businesspeople.
Economic forecasting.
Economic history.
Genre: Case studies.
Informational works.
Case studies.

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