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It's About TIME: How Businesses Can Save the World (One Worker at a Time)

It's About TIME: How Businesses Can Save the World (One Worker at a Time)

by Safwan Shah


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It’s About TIME invites readers into a head-slapping understanding of how we came to pay workers in this country and how an industry of predatory practices positioned to “help” the poor amid crises have resulted in massive financial stress and a loss of happiness and productivity. The book shares a fascinating look at the role “time” plays in our society and how it’s about time for company leaders to step into their heroic nature and right this injustice.

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ISBN-13: 9781950466030
Publisher: CC Press
Publication date: 04/07/2019
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

An engineer by training and entrepreneur by accident, Safwan is the founder and CEO of PayActiv. After selling a previous company and committing to his golf game, Safwan pulled himself out of retirement to launch PayActiv and level the playing field for the financially vulnerable. Safwan's work connects the dots between math, economics, history, and music. His first book, It's About TIME: How Businesses Can Save the World (One Worker at a Time), turns conventional wisdom on its head and calls for businesses to embrace the mantle of saving the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Raj Sisodia


1 Chapter One · My Own Initial Conditions

“About” Safwan: to better understand this book and its objectives, a bit more about the author

17 Chapter Two · Life’s a Batch

A brief, enlightening, and somewhat surprising look at the history of employee payment processes

35 Chapter Three · We Err with Greater Consistency

Day-to-day life is fraught with more mistakes than we realize or typically admit—even to ourselves

49 Chapter Four · Revisiting the Laffer Curve

Can we better understand and optimize the time value of money as it relates to our lower-income workers?

69 Chapter Five · Sensitive Dependence On Initial Conditions

Where we are today doesn’t always take into account how we got here: so, doesn’t it make sense to pay closer attention to initial conditions?

87 Chapter Six · The Pi (π) of Paying

Defining our perimeter: the remarkable occurrence and application of constants

99 Chapter Seven · Time and Calculus: Putting Time to Work

Time, Newton, and Leibniz: understanding the beauty of calculus and its illustrative capabilities, shedding light on our everyday experiences

117 Chapter Eight · In Time, We Find Lucy

Society is experiencing an inflection point—a “Lucy” event

131 Chapter Nine · The Savage Capitalists Meet Corporate Social Responsibility

Giving consumers—casino gamblers and drug users—just what they want (“despicable” me!)

147 Chapter Ten · Reimagining Products, Services, and the Planet

What’s your story? Or the importance of sharing your vision


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