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    Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

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

    Unabridged

    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

    $22.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Career and Family

    Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity

    Narrated by Nancy Crane ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 26 min

    This audiobook narrated by Nancy Crane traces women’s journey to close the gender wage gap and sheds new light on the continued struggle to achieve equity between couples at homeA century ago, it was a given that a woman with a college degree had to choose between having a career and a family. Today, there are more female college graduates than ever before, and more women want to have a career and ... Read more

    $41.86 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Bias Interrupted

    Creating Inclusion For Real and For Good

    Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 15 min

    A cutting edge, relentless, objective approach to inclusion. Companies spend billions of dollars annually on diversity efforts, with remarkably few results. Too often diversity efforts rest on the assumption that all that's needed is an earnest conversation about "privilege." That's not enough. To truly make progress with diversity, equity and inclusion, we must focus less on documenting the ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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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 ...

    Unabridged

    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

    $26.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Transition to Common Work

    Building Community at The Working Centre

    Narrated by Graham Yeates ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 47 min

    Part 2: Community EngagementChapter 4 The VirtuesJoe Mancini and Stephanie ManciniThe Working Centre has integrated the virtues into its organizational philosophy because the sharing of goods and the building of cooperation is fundamental for relationships and friendship. The virtues are illustrated through stories that describe their role in The Working Centre’s development. ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The Passion Economy

    The New Rules for Thriving in the Twenty-First Century

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

    Unabridged

    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 or free with audiobook trial

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    People Power

    Transform your business in the era of safety and wellbeing

    Narrated by Karen J. Hewitt ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 16 min

    Turbocharge employee engagement through health and safety‘Health and safety’ has regained its rightful place at the heart of the organization, alongside wellbeing and other people issues. Keeping it there, however, is tricky, and returns on investment are difficult to quantify. At the same time, companies yearn for new ways to engage their employees.Karen J. Hewitt urges us to switch gears on ... Read more

    $14.96 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Work in the Future

    The Automation Revolution

    Narrated by Steve Menasche, Teri Barrington ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 12 min

    This short, accessible book seeks to explore the future of work through the views and opinions of a range of expertise, encompassing economic, historical, technological, ethical, and anthropological aspects of the debate. The transition to an automated society brings with it new challenges and a consideration for what has happened in the past; the editors of this book carefully steer the listener ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Will South Korea's robot revolution hurt American jobs?

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    South Korea is among the countries working to increase automation in the manufacturing sector, with some large companies seeing robots as a cost-effective way to replace expensive human labor. But how will the expansion of this technology affect American workers? NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy reports. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Disabled Workers Still Struggle

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    Twenty-two years after George H.W. Bush signed the American Disability Act into law, questions remain on whether the law prevents hiring discrimination of disabled workers. Judy Woodruff talks to U.S. Business Leadership Network’s Jill Houghton and Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) about efforts to employ more disabled people. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Shadowbosses

    Government Unions Control America and Rob Taxpayers Blind

    Narrated by Mallory Factor ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 45 min

    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 unions have organized federal, state, and local government employees without their consent, and how government employee unions are now a threat to our workers' freedoms, our free ... Read more

    $29.92 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    $2.00 a Day

    Living on Almost Nothing in America

    Unabridged

    7 hours 15 min

    The story of a kind of poverty in America so deep that we, as a country, don't even think exists from a leading national poverty expert who defies convention (New York Times). Edin and Shaefer tell the stories of eight families who live on what is almost unimaginable-an income that falls below the World Bank definition of poverty in the developing world. Their stories need to be heard, especially ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Great Offshore Grounds

    Longlisted for the National Book Award for Fiction

    Narrated by Xe Sands ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 57 min

    'A magnificent beast of a book: epic' Roxane Gay'Large in scope and heart' Patrick deWitt'It blew me away' Emma Donoghue'Unforgettable' Nathan Hill'A blast' Karen RussellOn the day of their estranged father's wedding, half-sisters Cheyenne and Livy set off to claim their inheritance. It's been years since the two have seen each other - Cheyenne is newly back in Seattle a... ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Why Good People Can't Get Jobs

    The Skills Gap and What Companies Can Do About It

    Narrated by Don Hagen ...

    Unabridged

    1 hour 55 min

    Peter Cappelli confronts the myth of the skills gap and provides an actionable path forward to put people back to work. Even in a time of perilously high unemployment, companies contend that they cannot find the employees they need. Pointing to a skills gap, employers argue applicants are simply not qualified; schools aren't preparing students for jobs; the government isn't letting in enough high ... Read more

    $23.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    El encantador de millennials

    Manual de estrategias prácticas, enfocadas en la productividad, para trabajar co

    by Chris Tuff ...
    Narrated by Jorge Lemus ...

    Unabridged

    5 hours 3 min

    Olvídate de la barra de café y cerveza. Deshazte de las mesas de ping pong. Tira los trofeos de participación a la basura.En El encantador de millenials, Chris Tuff te brinda una guía práctica para atraer, motivar y liderar a los millennials en el lugar de trabajo. La generación millennial es la más grande y diversa de la historia. Desafortunadamente, causó una mala primera impresión en el mundo ... Read more

    $27.49 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Why your summer getaway is staffed by foreign workers

    by PBS NewsHour ...
    Narrated by PBS NewsHour ...

    Unabridged

    8 min

    At the tip of Cape Cod, the iconic summer getaway Provincetown has a small year-round population that swells when the weather gets nice, welcoming an estimated 4 to 5 million tourists every year. Businesses there depend on foreign workers willing to work just a few months of the year. But this year, the number of available visas is way down. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports. ... Read more

    $1.48 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Globotics Upheaval

    Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work

    Narrated by Jared Zeus ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 38 min

    'A manifesto for future-proofing our jobs and prosperity' THE SUNDAY TIMESWe stand on the edge of a new era that will bring change to our world on a par with the Industrial Revolution. Automation, artificial intelligence and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realize. Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalization experts, argues ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Four-Day Workweek

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

    Unabridged

    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

    $23.95 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Made in China

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

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

    Unabridged

    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 Book Review**“Moving and powerful.” —Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and authorDiscover the truth behind the discountsIn 2012, an Oregon mother named Julie Keith opened up a package of Halloween decorations. The cheap foam headstones had been five ... Read more

    $35.87 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    Uberland

    How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work

    Narrated by Emily Beresford ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 28 min

    Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and internet platforms. Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    A World Without Work

    Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

    Narrated by Daniel Susskind ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 56 min

    Brought to you by Penguin'A path-breaking, thought-provoking and in-depth study of how new technology will transform the world of work' Gordon Brown'Compelling ... Thought-provoking ... Should be required reading for any presidential candidate thinking about the economy of the future' NEW YORK TIMESNew technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The Next Shift

    The Fall of Industry and the Rise of Health Care in Rust Belt America

    Narrated by BJ Harrison ...

    Unabridged

    13 hours 32 min

    Pittsburgh was once synonymous with steel. But today most of its mills are gone. Like so many places across the United States, a city that was a center of blue-collar manufacturing is now dominated by the service economy-particularly health care, which employs more Americans than any other industry. Gabriel Winant takes us inside the Rust Belt to show how America's cities have weathered new ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The End of Jobs

    The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations

    by Jeff Wald ...
    Narrated by David Marantz ...

    Unabridged

    8 hours 4 min

    As the robots rise, we are faced with the End of Jobs, but not in the way you might think . . . The world has witnessed three step functions in technological change: mechanization, electrification, and computerization. These industrial revolutions led to massive increases in productivity and thus the need for fewer workers. With each of these technological breakthroughs, the power balance between ... Read more

    $29.94 AUD or free with audiobook trial

  • Audiobook

    The New American Workplace

    Unabridged

    10 hours 6 min

    Thirty years ago, the bestselling “letter to the government” Work in America was published to national acclaim, including front-page coverage in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. It sounded an alarm about worker dissatisfaction and the effects on the nation as a whole.Now, based on thirty years of research, this new book sheds light on what has changed since then—and ... Read more

    $29.88 AUD or free with audiobook trial