This week’s book review is Men Without Work by Nicholas Eberstadt
Eberstadt defines a problem in the US that has so far remained invisible to the public: There are literally tens of millions of able-bodied American men who have left the US workforce and are not even trying to participate.
He goes into great detail with charts, research reports, and statistics to try and frame the problem and understand why it is happening. Although he has some ideas on how to solve the problem, the book does not try to create a solution but rather focuses on framing the problem.
Take a look at the chart below to see the worrisome decline in the workforce participation!
My takeaway from this book is twofold:
- If this problem exists in the US then it exists in other developed countries as well
- As business leaders, there is a vast source of untapped potential that we can leverage if we can connect with this “invisible” work force
Note that I have previously reviewed the following books in 2017:
- Les McKeown’s Predictable Success
- Exponential Organzations by Salim Ismail, Michael S. Malone and Yuri van Geest
- Smart Thinking by Art Markman
- Arianna Huffington’s The Sleep Revolution
- RG LeTourneau’s Mover of Men and Mountains
- Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable
- Ram Charan’s The Attacker’s Advantage
- Jeff Goins’s The Art of Work
- Ron Karr’s Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way
- Timothy Ferriss’s Tools of Titans
- Dr. David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain
- Howard Schultz’z Onward
Download a free copy of my new Ebook: 12 Steps to Business Transformation. If you would like a business assessment to help kick off your business transformation, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 587-227-5179.
Be sure to sign up at www.thinkingbusinessblog.com for weekly blog updates delivered to your inbox.
Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.