Occasionally a book will shake
people's ideas and Ken Phillips shakes them often by exposing concepts you may
not even realize you hold. Every day, when you 'go to work', you are involved
in legal and human relationships that have a vast impact on who you are or,
more significantly, who you are allowed to be. It is these ideas that Ken
What is your career? Who defines your work life? What does it mean to manage or
be managed? What is the firm? How do organizations achieve their objectives and
make profit? How are these things---and you---controlled and regulated? These
are just some of the questions which flow from this book. Professional
managers, national and international policymakers, economists, labour lawyers
and entrepreneurs will find much in here of deep interest.
More importantly, it's the individual that will resonate most closely with the
ideas that Ken presents.
Ken Phillips is an independent contractor operating as his own business,
as a researcher, commentator, consultant and lobbyist on labour and workplace