From inboxing to thought showers: how business bullshit took over
The long read: Vacuous management-speak is easily laughed off – but is there a real cost to talking rubbish?
This was a very engrossing read, and no I'm not just saying it because I used it as a distraction from writing reviews.
"Still, these explanations did not seem to fully account for the conquest of bullshit. I came across one further explanation in a short article by the anthropologist David Graeber. As factories producing goods in the west have been dismantled, and their work outsourced or replaced with automation, large parts of western economies have been left with little to do. In the 1970s, some sociologists worried that this would lead to a world in which people would need to find new ways to fill their time. The great tragedy for many is that just the opposite seems to have happened."Posted on 2017-12-27T23:22:34+0000