Rush

Rush

Why You Need and Love the Rat Race

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam
A former White House director of economic policy makes the outrageous argument that we don't really want to relax-we want to compete.

We think we will be happy when we have some downtime-when we can finally go on vacation, disconnect, shut down. But in this provocative book, Todd Buchholz will convince you that what you really want is to chase your tail-even if you never catch it.

Weaving in everything from neuroeconomics to evolutionary biology to renaissance art to General Motors, Buchholz will convince you that the race to compete has not only made us taller and smarter, it's what we love and need. Among the book's many counterintuitive takeaways are:

* Put off retirement-it can make you stupid.
* We all need to be control freaks.
* In-house competition is actually great for morale.
* Never let the ninth place team take home a trophy.

Witty, breezy, and very funny, Todd Buchholz shows that it's the race itself that literally delivers the rush, even if we never reach the finish line.



Baker & Taylor
A former White House director of economic policy makes the outrageous argument that we don't really want to relax--we want to compete. We think we will be happy when we have some downtime--when we can finally go on vacation, disconnect, shut down. But inthis provocative book, Todd Buchholz will convince you that what you really want is to chase your tail--even if you never catch it. Weaving in everything from neuroeconomics to evolutionary biology to Renaissance art to General Motors, Buchholz will convince you that the race to compete has not only made us taller and smarter, it's what we love and need.--From publisher description.

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& Taylor

A former White House director of economic policy shares his provocative views about how people are actually more happy being competitive than they are while relaxing, arguing that it is inherently better to avoid retirement, boost morale through competition and embrace winner-takes-all reward systems. 25,000 first printing.
A former White House director of economic policy shares his views about how people are actually more happy being competitive than they are while relaxing, arguing that it is better to avoid retirement and boost morale through competition.

Publisher: New York : Hudson Street Press, c2011
ISBN: 9781594630774
1594630771
Characteristics: xii, 292 p. ; 24 cm

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