SUCCESS: The Dirty Secret of Getting Ahead

The Next Big Idea

By The Next Big Idea Club / Wondery

SUCCESS: The Dirty Secret of Getting Ahead

Tuesday, 17 December

Most of us are taught that hard work and talent are the keys to getting ahead. Turns out it’s not so easy. In his new book, “The Meritocracy Trap,” Yale professor Daniel Markovits says meritocracy isn’t leveling the playing field. Instead, it’s a pretense for concentrating privilege and intensifying inequality. He tells us the time has come to redesign the workplace, reinvent higher education, and reimagine meritocracy so it actually works for everyone.

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