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CEO Society: The Corporate Takeover of Everyday Life by [Bloom, Peter, Rhodes, Carl]
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"In spite of the thorough and still growing critique of the leadership cult, CEOs proliferate in both private and public sectors. Let us hope that Bloom and Rhodes's book will serve as an antidote to this worrisome trend."--Barbara Czarniawska, author of Cyberfactories: How News Agencies Produce News

"Bloom and Rhodes skillfully follow the ideology of the CEO into every corner of our society, revealing its sources, its impacts, and the resistance it is generating. Highly recommended for anyone concerned with contemporary capitalism."--Nick Srnicek, coauthor of Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

"This unique book sheds light on one of the most tragic paradoxes of contemporary life: Why do we celebrate neoliberalism, through today's 'cult of the CEO'? Bloom and Rhodes valuably explain our deep-seated attachments to ideologies that are not only flawed but also dangerous."--Kate Kenny, Queens University Belfast

"Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the contemporary fetishization of corporate leadership. Rhodes and Bloom trace the rise of the cult of the CEO, mounting a strong defense of democracy in the face of this celebratory authoritarianism."--Chris Land, Anglia Ruskin University

"When the answer to any problem is sending a CEO to the rescue, we are in deep trouble. This smart and insightful book takes a look at the increasing veneration of CEOs, and the damage it is doing to our society."--André Spicer, author of Business Bullshit

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Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) have become the cultural icons of
the 21st century. Figures like Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg are held up
as role models who epitomise the modern pursuit of innovation, wealth and
success. We now live, Bloom and Rhodes argue, in a ‘CEO society’ – a society
where corporate leadership has become the model for transforming not just
business, but all spheres of life, where everyone from politicians to
jobseekers to even those seeking love are expected to imitate the qualities of the lionized corporate

But why, in the wake of the failings exposed by the 2008 financial
crisis, does the corporate ideal continue to exert such a grip on popular
attitudes? In this insightful new book, Bloom and Rhodes examine the rise of the CEO
society, and how it has started to transform governments, culture and the
economy. This influence, they argue, holds troubling implications for the
future of democracy - as evidenced by the disturbing political rise of Donald Trump in the US - and for our society as a whole.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 499 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zed Books; 1 edition (15 April 2018)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07BYW46LK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #432,064 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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