Shop Class as Soulcraft
“Those who work in an office often feel that, despite the proliferation of contrived metrics they must meet, their job lacks objective standards of the sort provided by, for example, a carpenter's level, and that as a result there is something arbitrary in the dispensing of credit and blame.”
“Corporations portray themselves as results-based and performance-oriented. But where there isn't anything material being produced, objective standards for job performance are hard to come by.”
“Failures often force you to ask a favor of someone else ... Such an experience of dependence makes you humble, and grateful.”
~ Matthew B. Crawford
Note: “Shop Class as Soulcraft” was Matthew's first book. He also wrote other books.