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Team Human by Douglas Rushkoff
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it was ok

I agree wholeheartedly with the central premise of this book: that we need a return to human-centric and community-centric values, connection and collaboration.

But sadly the book read as a series of inaccurate statements about what's going on in the world, designed to evoke an emotional response, but ultimately distracting to someone who is looking for nuance and precision. There is also no suggestion of what to do practically about these issues, other than "find the others".

All in all, a worthwhile message, but the value of this book could have been condensed in a Tweet. A better (though narrower) take on many of the same themes is Jaron Lanier's "Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now".
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January 23, 2019 – Started Reading
January 23, 2019 – Shelved
February 1, 2019 – Finished Reading

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Rebecca Paget I don't need to write a review. Yours is what I would've said if I knew how to put it into words!
I wasn't sure how accurate his accounts of history were, the history of capitalism for example. This is what bothered me most, I was looking for precision and it read like hyperbole.


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Ana  Ulin I even went to a talk Rushkoff did here locally, as part of his book tour, to see if there was more to it. But no. At least at the talk he referred to the book as a "manifesto", which I think is maybe a better framing.


Healing Toolbox Bruce Dickson Ana and Rebecca, I understand your unhappiness with the writing style. I've read Doug's earlier books. When i started TH, I said, Uh-oh, here he goes again, he's going to lose the women and the Intuitive Feelers most active and innovative in making Team Human Futures.

In my review I'm working on, I'll address this more coherently and in a larger context.


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