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Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Evolution of Work by Richard Donkin
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Richard Donkin's Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Evolution of Work is a revealing genealogy of the inner workings of the corporate system. With its examination of work's histories in serfdom, slavery, forced and waged labour, this is a real page-turner for anyone with an interest in capitalism and/or globalisation. In the book's foreword, Warren Dennis of USC Business states that "one of the secret scandals of contemporary organisations is the ahistoricity of its managers"; by the end of Donkin's book you grasp why this may be no accident. Its historical examination of work is broad, starting with the use of rudimentary tools 2.5 million years ago and ending with present day management systems… Read more