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Woke, Inc. : inside corporate America's social justice scam / Vivek Ramaswamy.

Ramaswamy, Vivek, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 306.3097 RAM (Text) 33500013473798 New Checked out 11/08/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781546090786
  • ISBN: 1546090789
  • Physical Description: vii, 358 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Center Street, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-353).
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: The woke-industrial complex -- The Goldman rule -- How I became a capitalist -- What's the purpose of a corporation? -- The rise of the managerial class -- The ESG bubble -- An arranged marriage -- Henchman of the woke-industrial complex -- When dictators become stakeholders -- The silicon leviathan -- Wokeness is like a religion -- Actually, wokeness is literally a religion -- Critical diversity theory -- Woke consumerism and the big sort -- The bastardization of service -- Who are we?
Summary, etc.:
"There's a new invisible force at work in our economic and cultural lives. It affects every advertisement we see and every product we buy, from our morning coffee to a new pair of shoes. "Stakeholder capitalism" makes rosy promises of a better, more diverse, environmentally-friendly world, but in reality this ideology championed by America's business and political leaders robs us of our money, our voice, and our identity. Vivek Ramaswamy is a traitor to his class. He's founded multibillion-dollar enterprises, led a biotech company as CEO, he became a hedge fund partner in his 20s, trained as a scientist at Harvard and a lawyer at Yale, and grew up the child of immigrants in a small town in Ohio. Now he takes us behind the scenes into corporate boardrooms and five-star conferences, into Ivy League classrooms and secretive nonprofits, to reveal the defining scam of our century. The modern woke-industrial complex divides us as a people. By mixing morality with consumerism, America's elites prey on our innermost insecurities about who we really are. They sell us cheap social causes and skin-deep identities to satisfy our hunger for a cause and our search for meaning, at a moment when we as Americans lack both. This book not only rips back the curtain on the new corporatist agenda, it offers a better way forward. America's elites may want to sort us into demographic boxes, but we don't have to stay there. Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021--a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope." -- inside front jacket flap.
Author Notes

Vivek Ramaswamy is a New York Times bestselling author and entrepreneur who has founded multiple successful enterprises. A first-generation American, he is the founder and Executive Chairman of Roivant Sciences, a new type of biopharmaceutical company focused on the application of technology to drug development.  He founded Roivant in 2014 and led the largest biotech IPOs of 2015 and 2016, eventually culminating in successful clinical trials in multiple disease areas that led to FDA-approved products. 

Mr. Ramaswamy was born and raised in southwest Ohio. He graduated summa cum laude in biology from Harvard in 2007 and began his career as a biotech investor at a prominent hedge fund. Mr. Ramaswamy continued to work as an investor while earning his law degree at Yale, where he was a recipient of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

Mr. Ramaswamy was featured on the cover of Forbes magazine in 2015 for his work in drug development. In 2020 he emerged as a prominent national commentator on stakeholder capitalism, free speech, and woke culture. He has authored numerous articles and op-eds, which have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, Newsweek, and Harvard Business Review.  

Mr. Ramaswamy serves on the board of directors of the Philanthropy Roundtable and the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity.

Subject: Corporations > Moral and ethical aspects.
Capitalism > Moral and ethical aspects.
Business and politics.
Corporations > Political aspects.
Consumption (Economics) > Moral and ethical aspects.
Social justice.
Corporate culture.
Business and politics.
Capitalism > Moral and ethical aspects.
Consumption (Economics) > Moral and ethical aspects.
Corporate culture.
Corporations > Moral and ethical aspects.
Corporations > Political aspects.
Social justice.

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