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    Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber ...
    Narrated by Christopher Ragland ...


    12 hours 38 min

    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber, read by Christopher Ragland.Be honest: if your job didn't exist, would anybody miss it? Have you ever wondered why not? Up to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it.In the early twentieth century, people ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

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    Chokepoint Capitalism

    How Big Tech and Big Content Captured Creative Labor Markets and How We'll Win Them Back


    11 hours 56 min

    A call to action for the creative class and labor movement to rally against the power of Big Tech and Big MediaCorporate concentration has breached the stratosphere, as have corporate profits. An ever-expanding constellation of industries are now monopolies (where sellers have excessive power over buyers) or monopsonies (where buyers hold the whip hand over sellers)—or both.In Chokepoint ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD

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    Shop Class as Soulcraft

    An Inquiry into the Value of Work

    Narrated by Max Bloomquist ...


    6 hours 38 min

    **A philosopher/mechanic's wise (and sometimes funny) look at the challenges and pleasures of working with one's hands“This is a deep exploration of craftsmanship by someone with real, hands-on knowledge. The book is also quirky, surprising, and sometimes quite moving.” —Richard Sennett, author of The Craftsman**Called “the sleeper hit of the publishing season” by The Boston Globe, Shop Class as ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    The 4 Day Week

    How the Flexible Work Revolution Can Increase Productivity, Profitability and Well-being, and Create a Sustainable Future

    by Andrew Barnes ...
    Narrated by Andrew Barnes ...


    7 hours 16 min

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2021In The 4 Day Week, entrepreneur and business innovator Andrew Barnes makes the case for the four-day work week as the answer to many of the ills of the 21st-century global economy.Barnes conducted an experiment in his own business, the New Zealand trust company Perpetual Guardian, and asked his staff to design a four-day week that would permit them to ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Attention Span: Finding Focus for a Fulfilling Life

    by Gloria Mark ...
    Narrated by Cassandra Campbell ...


    10 hours 50 min

    AS SEEN ON ARMCHAIR EXPERT WITH DAX SHEPARD AND IN THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORK TIMES AND THE TIMES**A COSMOPOLITAN BEST NEW NON-FICTION BOOK TO ADD TO YOUR TBR IN 2023****A "NEXT BIG IDEA CLUB" MUST-READ**Rediscover your ability to pay attention with this groundbreaking new approach from ‘the definitive expert on distraction and multitasking’ (Cal Newport).We spend an... ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD

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    Poverty Safari

    Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass

    Narrated by Darren McGarvey ...


    8 hours 22 min

    **Brutally honest and fearless, Poverty Safari is an unforgettable insight into modern Britain, and will change how you think about poverty.The Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller**Winner of the Orwell Prize.Named the most 'Rebellious Read of the 21st Century' in a Scottish Book Trust pollDarren McGarvey, award-winning author and presenter of BBC series The State We're In has experienced poverty and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

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    Head Hand Heart

    The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century

    Narrated by David Goodhart ...


    11 hours 10 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A good society needs a balance between aptitudes relating to Head (cognitive), Hand (manual/craft) and Heart (caring/emotional). In recent decades in Western societies they have got out of kilter. One form of human aptitude -cognitive ability - has become the gold standard of human esteem. The cognitive class now shapes society, and largely in its own interests: in the ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Side Hustle Safety Net

    How Vulnerable Workers Survive Precarious Times

    Narrated by Rachel Perry ...


    9 hours 20 min

    The first major study of how the pandemic affected gig workers-a sociological exploration that reads like a novel. This is the story of what the most vulnerable wage earners-gig workers, restaurant staff, early-career creatives, and minimum-wage laborers-do when the economy suddenly collapses. In Side Hustle Safety Net, Alexandrea J. Ravenelle builds on interviews with nearly two hundred gig-based ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

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    Kill the corporation before it kills us

    by David Whyte ...
    Narrated by Steph Bower ...
    Series series Manchester University Press


    5 hours 40 min

    We have reached the point of no return. The existential threat of climate change is now a reality. The world has never been more vulnerable. Yet corporations are already planning a life beyond this point. The business models of fossil fuel giants factor in continued profitability in a scenario of a five-degree increase in global temperature. An increase that will kill millions, if not billions. ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    ll grande libro di suggerimenti per l'auto-aiuto

    Consigli potenti per aiutarti ad essere motivato, vivere in salute e raggiungere gli obiettivi (2° volume)

    by Alan Revolti ...
    Narrated by Beppe Amico ...


    50 min

    Questo audiolibro raccoglie decine e decine di ottimi consigli su come risolvere qualche problema o come fare delle cose. Alcuni suggerimenti ti saranno sicuramente molto utili nella gestione della vita quotidiana.Tra i numerosi argomenti contenuti nell'audiolibro: come mantenersi sani, come condurre una vita felice ed appagante come impostare gli obiettivi, come abbattere gli ostacoli, come ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    The Four-Day Workweek

    by Robert Grosse ...
    Narrated by Rick Adamson ...


    4 hours 38 min

    This provocative book makes a compelling case for reducing the number of workdays in a week to four. Globalization has brought with it fiercer competition and greater worker mobility, and as organizations compete for top talent, they are becoming more open to unconventional worker arrangements, such as remote working and flextime. International business expert Robert Grosse draws on scholarly ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • Audiobook

    Work Won't Love You Back

    How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

    by Sarah Jaffe ...
    Narrated by Sarah Jaffe ...


    12 hours 59 min

    A deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives.You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience," or enduring poor treatment in the name of "being part of the family," all ... Read more

    $47.99 AUD

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    Made in China

    A Prisoner, an SOS Letter, and the Hidden Cost of America's Cheap Goods

    by Amelia Pang ...
    Narrated by Nancy Wu ...


    7 hours 4 min

    **A Most-Anticipated Book of the Year: Newsweek * Refinery29“Timely and urgent . . . Pang is a dogged investigator.” —The New York Times**“Moving and powerful.” —Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and authorDiscover the truth behind the discounts.In 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations. The cheap foam headstones had been five dollars at ... Read more

    $36.99 AUD

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    Raising the Floor

    How a Universal Basic Income Can Renew Our Economy and Rebuild the American Dream

    Narrated by Chris Sorensen ...


    10 hours 14 min

    Andy Stern, the former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), spent four years traveling the country and asking economists, futurists, labor leaders, CEOs, investment bankers, entrepreneurs, and political leaders to help picture the U.S. economy twenty-five to thirty years from now. He vividly reports on people who are analyzing and creating this new economy-such as ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD

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    Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

    Narrated by Mallory Factor ...


    9 hours 45 min

    The rise of unions is having a deep impact on the workers of America, and this brutally honest exposé serves as a warning to concerned Americans for what’s to come if this continues.SHADOWBOSSES reads like an organized crime novel, but it's actually a true story of how labor unions are infiltrating our government and corrupting our political process. This compelling and insightful book exposes how ... Read more

    $41.99 AUD

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    The Passion Economy

    The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century

    by Adam Davidson ...
    Narrated by Adam Davidson ...


    10 hours 49 min

    'The Passion Economy is exactly what everyone needs today: examples of how to thrive in an economy that can seem overwhelming, and crystal-clear explanations of how to succeed. This is the book about how to live (and work) a more passionate life' Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit 'Adam Davidson is one of America's most accomplished business journalists - and this book reminds us ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD

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    Gonzo Capitalism

    How to Make Money in an Economy that Hates You

    Narrated by Chris Guillebeau ...


    5 hours 23 min

    **Read by the author, Chris Guillebeau.From Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, comes a captivating guide that explains how to thrive in today's turbulent global economy.**'A must-read guide to the new economy. This book will help you navigate emerging paths to prosperity that you didn’t even know existed!'Ozan Varol, bestselling author of Think Like a ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind: The dark literary debut 2024 workplace novel for fans of Severance

    by Molly McGhee ...
    Narrated by MacLeod Andrews ...


    10 hours 11 min

    ‘Trippy, incisive, riotously funny’ ALEXANDRA KLEEMAN‘[An] insightfully nightmarish parable ' HALLE BUTLER'A stunner’ NANA KWAME ADJEI-BRENYAH‘Luminous … as if George Saunders infiltrated the Severance writers’ room’ WASHINGTON POSTA work place novel. A love story. A dream you can’t wake from…Jonathan Abernathy is a loser. Unemployed and behind on his stude... ... Read more

    $45.99 AUD

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    Saving Time

    Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock (THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER)

    by Jenny Odell ...
    Narrated by Kristen Sieh ...


    11 hours 28 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.A radical argument that we are living on the wrong clock, one that tells us time is money, and that embracing a new concept of time can open us up to bold, hopeful possibilities from the New York Times bestselling author of How to Do Nothing.Our daily experience, dominated by the corporate clock that so many of us contort ourselves to fit inside, is destroying us. It wasn ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

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    An Unpromised Land

    by Leon Gettler ...
    Narrated by Leon Gettler ...


    4 hours 25 min

    In the 1930s, in the wake of the Nazi ascendancy in Germany, a wave of vicious anti-Semitism swept Europe, as Jews became outcasts in their own lands. As they clamoured to escape persecution, the world turned a blind eye to their plight. One man, Isaac Steinberg, had a vision of leading his people from the holocaust to a new paradise on the other side of the world. His enthusiastic and resolute ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    May Day

    the new collection from one of Britain's best-loved poets

    by Jackie Kay ...
    Narrated by Jackie Kay ...


    1 hour 30 min

    *This poetry collection is beautifully and skilfully read by the author, renowned poet Jackie Kay.May Day* is the long-awaited new collection from one of our best-loved poets and former Makar of Scotland, Jackie Kay.As the title suggests, these poems cast an eye over several decades of political activism, from the international solidarity of the Glasgow of Kay’s childhood, accompanying her parents ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD


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    Why Hasn't Recent Technology Created More Jobs?

    Making Sen$e

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...
    Series series Making Sen$e


    8 min

    As part of his continuing coverage of Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman reports on why more good jobs haven't been created in recent years. Can new technological innovations create widespread job growth as past generations have seen? ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    Workforce 4.0

    How AI, the Home Office, and the Gig Economy Are Disrupting the Status Quo

    Narrated by Alan Adelberg ...


    4 hours 8 min

    What’s coming next for today’s workforce, and the companies behind them? For those eager and willing to adapt, the possibilities are nearly endless, says author Gerard Szatvanyi. Recent advances in technology have led to new trends, and this global transformation holds tremendous potential. Nearly every industry will be impacted, and organizations that set the right vision could benefit from ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

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    No More Work

    Why Full Employment Is a Bad Idea

    Narrated by Grover Gardner ...


    3 hours 17 min

    For centuries we’ve believed that work was where you learned discipline, initiative, honesty, self-reliance—in a word, character. A job was also, and not incidentally, the source of your income: if you didn’t work, you didn’t eat, or else you were stealing from someone. If only you worked hard, you could earn your way and maybe even make something of yourself.In recent decades, through everyday ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus