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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace [Audiobook] {Repost}

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace [Audiobook] {Repost}

Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace [Audiobook] by Nikil Saval
English | April 22, 2014 | ASIN: B00J360BLK, ISBN: 0804190976 | MP3@64 kbps | 12 hrs 31 mins | 344 MB
Narrator: Stephen Hoye

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world’s work—our work—gets done. From “Bartleby the Scrivener” to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a fascinating, often funny, and sometimes disturbing anatomy of the white-collar world and how it came to be the way it is—and what it might become.

In the mid-nineteenth century clerks worked in small, dank spaces called “counting-houses.” These were all-male enclaves, where work was just paperwork. Most Americans considered clerks to be questionable dandies, who didn’t do “real work.” But the joke was on them: as the great historical shifts from agricultural to industrial economies took place, and then from industrial to information economies, the organization of the workplace evolved along with them—and the clerks took over. Offices became rationalized, designed for both greater efficiency in the accomplishments of clerical work and the enhancement of worker productivity. Women entered the office by the millions, and revolutionized the social world from within. Skyscrapers filled with office space came to tower over cities everywhere. Cubed opens our eyes to what is a truly “secret history” of changes so obvious and ubiquitous that we’ve hardly noticed them.

From the wood-paneled executive suite to the advent of the cubicles where 60% of Americans now work (and 93% of them dislike it) to a not-too-distant future where we might work anywhere at any time (and perhaps all the time), Cubed excavates from popular books, movies, comic strips (Dilbert!), and a vast amount of management literature and business history, the reasons why our workplaces are the way they are—and how they might be better.

The Beautiful Dead [Audiobook]

The Beautiful Dead [Audiobook]

The Beautiful Dead [Audiobook] by Belinda Bauer
English | December 14, 2016 | ASIN: B01N4DYWLI, B01N8TACJW ISBN: 1520016921, 1520016883 | MP3@64 kbps | 10 hrs 37 mins | 291 MB
Narrator: Andrew Wincott

Crime reporter Eve Singer’s career is on the downward slope when a spate of bizarre murders – each carefully orchestrated and advertised like performance art – begin in her territory. Covering these very public crimes revives her byline, and when the killer contacts Eve to discuss her coverage of his crimes, she is suddenly on the inside of the biggest murder investigation of the decade. But as the killer becomes increasingly obsessed with her, Eve realizes there’s a thin line between inside information and becoming an accomplice to murder – possibly her own. A seamlessly-plotted thriller that will keep listeners breathless until the very end, The Beautiful Dead cements Belinda Bauer’s reputation as a master of heart-stopping suspense.

How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do [Audiobook]

How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do [Audiobook]

How to be a Productivity Ninja: Worry Less, Achieve More and Love What You Do [Audiobook] by Graham Allcott
English | December 16, 2016 | ASIN: B01N5FQJZW | M4B@64 kbps | 9 hrs 31 mins | 257 MB
Narrator: Antony Shuster

In the age of information overload, traditional time management techniques simply don’t cut it when it comes to overflowing inboxes, ever-expanding to-do lists and endless pointless meetings. Thankfully there is a better way: the way of the productivity ninja. Using techniques including ruthlessness, mindfulness, Zenlike calm and stealth and camouflage, you will get your inbox down to zero, make the most of your attention, beat procrastination and learn to work smarter, not harder. Written by one of the UK’s foremost productivity experts, How to be a Productivity Ninja is a fun, accessible and practical guide to staying cool, calm and collected, getting more done and learning to love your work again.

Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism [Audiobook]

Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism [Audiobook]

Psychoanalysis and Zen Buddhism [Audiobook] by Erich Fromm
English | October 23, 2013 | ASIN: B00G4JI2JM | M4B@64 kbps | 2 hrs 57 mins | 80 MB
Narrator: Claire Slemmer

A master of psychoanalysis and social philosophy explores Zen Buddhism. In 1957, social philosopher and psychoanalyst Erich Fromm invited Daisetz T. Suzuki, the most famous Zen Buddhist master in the Western world, to a seminar at his new home in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Their discussion was one of the highlights of Fromm’s life, and the paper Fromm presented (and later expanded into a book) was a watershed work. Fromm demonstrates his mastery of the philosophy and practice of Zen, perfectly articulating how Zen tenets fit into the ideas of psychoanalysis. In this audiobook, he creates new perspectives on both systems of thought.