Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace Book Review

Nikil Saval explores the history of the workplace and how it effects our productivity.
On The New York Times’ book review website, www.NYBooks.com, Martin Filler today reviewed the recently-released book Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace. Written by Nikil Saval, a first-time author, and published by Doubleday, the book appears to analyze cultural issues such as gender and race within the work space and also dives into the physicality of these spaces as well. While we haven’t yet had a chance to read it ourselves, we found his review not only insightful into the book itself, but also provocative for our interests in the modern work space and how it affects the actual output of what we create. This quote, from an early paragraph, prompted our attention immediately: “If we are what we eat—a notion that seems irrefutable in today’s food-fixated United States—then another corollary, at a time when personal identity often derives more from professional pursuits than private matters, would be that we are where we work. Whether that means a mahogany-paneled corner suite atop a high-rise corporate banking headquarters in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, or a Silicon Valley campus designed to feed the infantile appetites of tech geeks, or a hipster freelancer coworking facility recycled from an abandoned architectural relic of some long-ago economic boom, there has never been more diversity in the settings where American office employees spend their workdays.” Check out the complete review here at NYBooks.com, and order your copy and read along with us the next few weeks via the linked title above. We would love your feedback in the comments here once you have had a chance to read it!
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