Team Human

Team Human

by Douglas Rushkoff

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Overview

Porchlight’s Management and Workplace Culture Book of The Year


"A provocative, exciting, and important rallying cry to reassert our human spirit of community and teamwork." —Walter Isaacson

Team Human is a manifesto—a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures, and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together—not as individuals. Yet today society is threatened by a vast antihuman infrastructure that undermines our ability to connect. Money, once a means of exchange, is now a means of exploitation; education, conceived as way to elevate the working class, has become another assembly line; and the internet has only further divided us into increasingly atomized and radicalized groups.

Team Human delivers a call to arms. If we are to resist and survive these destructive forces, we must recognize that being human is a team sport. In Rushkoff’s own words: “Being social may be the whole point.” Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Rushkoff shows that when we work together we realize greater happiness, productivity, and peace. If we can find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity—together—we can make the world a better place to be human.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393651690
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 384,203
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Douglas Rushkoff is an award-winning media theorist studying human autonomy in the digital age. Named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, he teaches at CUNY/Queens, hosts the Team Human podcast, and authored several bestsellers including Present Shock. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

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