New York Times bestselling author Dan Lyons exposes how Silicon Valley has turned technology into a tool for oppressing workers in his new book Lab Rats. For two years, Dan searched for answers to why so many workers are unhappy. From the innovation-crazed headquarters of the Ford Motor Company in Detroit, to a cult-like “Holocracy” workshop in San Francisco, and to corporate trainers who specialize in Legos, Dan immersed himself in the often half-baked and frequently lucrative world of what passes for management science today. He shared how new tools, workplace practices, and business models championed by tech’s empathy-impaired power brokers have shattered the social contract that once existed between companies and their employees. These dystopian beliefs–often masked by pithy slogans like “We’re a Team, Not a Family”–have dire consequences: millions of workers who are subject to constant change, dehumanizing technologies–even health risks.
- Book Event for Lab Rats
- Friday, November 2, 7:30pm
- Powell's City of Books, 1005 West Burnside, Portland
For more information, visit Dan's website.