Tristan Harris is the president and a co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology. Earlier, he worked as a design ethicist at Google, where he studied ethics of human persuasion.
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This investigative book delves into how the world's elite work, manipulate, and rebrand themselves as saviors of the poor while preserving their power and position atop society. The author takes us into the inner sanctums of a new gilded age where the rich fight for equality and justice any way they can, except for ways that threaten the social order. An essential read for understanding the egregious abuses of power that dominate today's news and a call to action for elites and citizens alike to build a more egalitarian society through democratic means.
We keep looking for these win-win solutions but sometimes we have to lose a little bit so that everybody wins. And that’s not a good message for capitalists because that’s not how we like to roll. – source
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This thought-provoking book explores the role of television in shaping our society and its impact on critical thinking and public discourse. The author highlights how our obsession with visually stimulating content is hampering our ability to engage in meaningful conversations about important issues. With compelling insights and solutions, the book urges readers to take control of their media consumption and strive towards a more reasoned and informed society.
Worth reading. – source
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Discover how metaphor shapes our understanding of the world and influences our actions in this classic book on the fundamental mechanism of the mind. Through physical and social experiences, we create metaphors that become the "metaphors we live by" and shape our perceptions without us even realizing. In this updated edition, the authors share how their theory of metaphor has influenced contemporary cognitive science and our understanding of language and thought.
Talked about the power of grounding metaphor. – source
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This dystopian novel explores a futuristic World State where citizens are genetically modified and society is based on intelligence. The plot anticipates major scientific advancements in reproductive technology, sleep-learning, psychological manipulation, and classical conditioning, which create a dystopian society where the protagonist challenges the norm.
Slightly older and less well known than 1984 but equally chilling vision. – source
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Discover the 22 laws of marketing in this essential read by world-renowned marketing consultants. In this book, you'll learn why there are laws of nature and how they parallel the laws of marketing. From the Law of Leadership to The Law of the Mind, these 22 rules are innovative, valuable, and stand the test of time. Ensure your success in the international marketplace by following these laws and avoid the risk of violating them.
Was a profound book for me. – source
Discover a thought-provoking cultural critique that explores how technology has transformed society into a Technopoly. Written by the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death, this book delves into the radical consequences of our relationship with technology, shaping everything from politics to education. A must-read for those interested in the intersection of technology and society.
I highly recommend. – source
Discover the intriguing world of finite and infinite games with this fascinating book. Author James P. Carse delves into the two types of games and explores the purpose of each. While finite games are played to be won, infinite games focus on continuing the play. Carse uncovers the impact these games have on our lives, from the nature of power and glory to the subtleties of love and science. This rich and insightful read is a journey of observation and enlightenment that will leave you thinking for years to come.
About life and how to navigate in a more improvisational way. – source
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