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  • Woke, Inc.

  • Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam
  • Auteur(s): Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Narrateur(s): Vivek Ramaswamy
  • Durée: 10 h et 27 min
  • 4,7 out of 5 stars (61 évaluations)

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Woke, Inc.

Auteur(s): Vivek Ramaswamy
Narrateur(s): Vivek Ramaswamy
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An Instant New York Times Best Seller

A young entrepreneur makes the case that politics has no place in business and sets out a new vision for the future of American capitalism.

There’s a new invisible force at work in our economic and cultural lives. It affects every advertisement we see and every product we buy, from our morning coffee to a new pair of shoes. “Stakeholder capitalism” makes rosy promises of a better, more diverse, environmentally friendly world, but in reality, this ideology, championed by America’s business and political leaders, robs us of our money, our voice, and our identity.

Vivek Ramaswamy is a traitor to his class. He’s founded multibillion-dollar enterprises, led a biotech company as CEO; he became a hedge fund partner in his 20s, trained as a scientist at Harvard and a lawyer at Yale, and grew up the child of immigrants in a small town in Ohio. Now he takes us behind the scenes into corporate boardrooms and five-star conferences, into Ivy League classrooms and secretive nonprofits, to reveal the defining scam of our century.

The modern woke-industrial complex divides us as a people. By mixing morality with consumerism, America’s elites prey on our innermost insecurities about who we really are. They sell us cheap social causes and skin-deep identities to satisfy our hunger for a cause and our search for meaning, at a moment when we as Americans lack both.

This book not only rips back the curtain on the new corporatist agenda, it offers a better way forward. America’s elites may want to sort us into demographic boxes, but we don’t have to stay there. Woke, Inc. begins as a critique of stakeholder capitalism and ends with an exploration of what it means to be an American in 2021 - a journey that begins with cynicism and ends with hope.

©2021 Vivek Ramaswamy (P)2021 Center Street

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“Vivek Ramaswamy provides the single most informative and insightful analysis yet of woke ideology.... Woke, Inc. is indispensable for understanding how America's newest and most consequential cultural dogma is fundamentally transforming virtually every sector of our lives.” (Glenn Greenwald, author of Securing Democracy)

"In this engaging, brilliant book, Vivek Ramaswamy hits the nail on the head: Companies go woke because they get richer from division rather than unity. This book is an essential weapon in the battle to reclaim America's soul." (JD Vance, author of Hillbilly Elegy and founder of Narya Capital)

“A provocative critique, wrapped in a gripping personal story that pulls you in from page one. Vivek Ramaswamy is breakthrough brilliant and arrestingly original. Woke, Inc. is essential reading for anyone who cares about America’s democracy, economy, and future.” (Amy Chua, Yale Law professor and author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother and Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations)

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Unexpectedly great

I was expecting this to be a mindless rant against lefties by some pro-MAGA stereotype and was pleasantly surprised that it is very thoughtful and mixed with personal accounts of a very un-MAGA-stereotype background. I found the writing at the beginning not very engaging but it quickly picked up and he became rather witty. This is a discussion, by a successful businessman and founder, about the people profiting off the spread of "woke" ideology and the ways it can and is being used to profit certain groups over others (for instance, business executives over shareholders). He describes ways that these ideas have been cynically promoted and exploited by the professional managerial class in business, whose careers consist of finding ways to control and personally profit off other people's ideas and hard earned money, and in government, where they gain power and plush secure jobs without ever having to go through the trouble of being elected. Some business founders and politicians jump on the band wagon as well to manipulate their clientele. Media companies use it to corner a demographic to tap for clicks and the associated ad money. Society as a whole suffers. Capitalism (the real thing, not the left wing boogeyman) suffers. and the supposed beneficiaries of "woke" ideology don't really gain anything and are rather dragging down with the rest of us. Must read, even if you are triggered into rage by someone using the word woke in less than glowing terms.

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Great book

Must read for anyone in North America. Paints the perfect picture of what wokeness is doing to America

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Go out and get a copy for all your friends

Is a must read. Very inspirational and relevant in this era. All educators and politicians should review and re evaluate there opinions.

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Not What I Thought

When this was purchased, bias suggested it was going to rail against the over reach of The Woke movement. Where any perceived slight or divergence from the movement is to be cancelled. The growing ironic discrimination from being able to speak freely was the content.

To my pleasant surprise, and unsurprisingly, how corporations use this to their benefit to make more money, and misdirect the movement even further.

The system allows all this to change. The system relies on people to enact that change.

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this book really explains why corporations go woke

loved it. this explains a lot of what we see today in corporate America.

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Wake up to Woke Companies

If you ever want to know what happened to Capitalist Corporate America this is the book.
After reading or listening to this book a lot of things will make sense again.

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  • So far so good
  • 2021-08-17

The Best Book to Date: The Woke Industrial Complex

Vivek is providing the best analysis to date on the drivers and motivations of the Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) movement. It exposes the elements of Stakeholder Capitalism, and how Big Tech, Wall Street, Universities, and Governments (including the CCP) collude to increase their own power and capital, at the expense of democracy, and the voice of the people. Vivek recommends that members of the electorate familiarize themselves with the material, in order to re-assert democracy and strengthen the checks and balances that make freedom and liberty possible. Highly recommended.

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  • chris boutte
  • 2021-08-22

Must read of 2021

I had absolutely no clue who Vivek Ramaswamy was, but when I was interviewing the author Peter Boghossian for my podcast, he told me that I should check this book out. As a person who considers himself pretty left-leaning, I instantly judged Vivek with my first impressions of him. Personally, I’m not sure if capitalism can be fixed, so when I learned that he was a former CEO of a biotech company, and the first clips of him I saw was on Fox News, I had an idea of what type of guy he was. And on top of that, typically any book that has the word “woke” in the title or subtitle makes me think it’s going to be some ultra-conservative person just trying to play into tribalism.

But, I was 1000% wrong, and I’m so glad that I was. Once I started this book, I couldn’t stop reading it. I grabbed my copy on Friday and finished it by Sunday.

As someone on the left, I’ve felt insane watching so-called liberals get played by the rich and elite like a bunch of fiddles. In this book, Vivek brings his insider knowledge as a former CEO to showcase how corporate America loves playing into the culture wars because it makes them more money and distracts from all of the real issues. Vivek is a man with principles, and as you read the book, you can tell he’s a legitimately good person who wants to help people. Unfortunately, when it comes to the culture wars, people don’t care if you want to do the greatest good; all they care about is if you’ve properly shown you’re “one of the tribe”. Rather than buckling to the pressure, Vivek left his position as CEO and wrote this extremely important book.

Aside from Vivek being a decent guy, he’s a deep thinker. As I read this book, I almost felt like I was reading the words of a philosopher, and I loved it. I don’t completely agree with all of Vivek’s ideas and solutions, but I definitely respect all of them. I think there may be some other root causes and potential solutions, but the point is that we need to recognize what’s happening and work together. In my opinion, this is one of the best books of 2021 alongside Batya Ungar-Sargon’s upcoming book Bad News.

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  • 2021-08-17

Timely

In a time where people are easily swayed and moved from one vapid cause to another, this book rips open the curtain. Written by an immigrant, there can be no claim that this is anything but a factual look into the inner workings of corporate America.

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  • Sean Pedersen
  • 2021-08-20

Too Broad

The author makes very broad claims supported by ad-hoc examples. He makes a decent argument about corporate America’s disingenuous attempts to support social issues in order to drive revenue but I disagree with his conclusion that it’s eroding democracy. He’s a good narrator though.

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  • Ted
  • 2021-08-25

Woke From The American Dream?

America's Left believes that once-dreaming America's come woke to a world where feelings are reality. A place where thoughts and even facts are crimes. They preach a theocratic message of skin-deep identities, each identity a tribe that the Left can herd into one single mission with the the guillotine of cancellation. Over 7 or 10 decades the Woke have made a long march through the universities, the schools, the media, churches, government, non-profits, and corporations to shatter America's common identity and reverse the belief that America has created a unique common culture out of many into one (E pluribus unum). Instead through atomizing America's commonality, the Left has turned one into many (Unum in multis). And in dividing, conquer.

Have I got Ramaswamy's drift?

He focuses most heavily upon the corporate takeover to have executives do what the government cannot constitutionally do in terms of policing the speech/actions of wage-earners into conformity with their dogmas. He reveals how profits, normally a result of corporate behaviorhave been directed into a cause of corporate behavior.Which is a jujitsu tactic employing the opponent's muscle and weight against itself. Are the results Brilliant? Sinister? Both? Neither? Good questions but those aren't Ramaswamy's questions really. With respect to its corporate take-over, this book's neither a whodunit, or why-dunnit but it succeeds in revealing how-dunnit through both the Left's strategy and their consequent brilliant tactics.

Is the confrontation between Left and Right over? Has the Church of Wokeness (as the author describes it) evangelized or at least pacified American-Dreamers sufficiently that only a few ineffective heretics remain to recant? Has the match ended before the spectators even realized it both began and that this was an audience-participation event?

Perhaps... and Ramaswamy, having described his opponent's strategy offers up a defensive stance. Too little too late? Is his a Maginot Line easily by-passed by an agile force nourished well by the spoils of its successful battles? If you are not Woke and still cling to The American Dream of a unique bastion for individual opportunity, perhaps this is a book of hope? Me? I'm glad I'm too old to fight and hope my locks, guns, and barred windows will discourage the looters.

This is NOT a book for the masses. It is a demanding read for minds open to some technical instruction of the ways of Wall Street, finance, and Constitutional law. Will the essential understandings discourage the vey large swath of people hungry for Ramaswamy's message?

Hope not... but hope has never been a business plan.

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  • Always Accurate
  • 2021-08-19

This is an important book

It is refreshing to read a book that cherishes REAL American values of free speech and respectful dialog. We have been dominated by the facist cancel culture for too long. Time to return to real American values.

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  • Keith Hutchison
  • 2021-10-04

Started with promise, but disappointed

I really enjoyed the first half of this book, but…

I am a non-US citizen who has lived and worked in the US for almost 10 years and have striven to remain apolitical. The first half of the book felt relevant and objective and true to the objective of the book which is what drew me to it. Vivek is clearly a talented and knowledgeable leader and I genuinely feel his words are important.

But from around chapter 9 onwards, it felt like a party political broadcast on behalf of the Republican Party and this turned me off to the point where I stopped listening. I tried very hard to see beyond it and listen to the golden thread of “woke capitalism” and I’m sure that Vivek would argue that this was an important part of the narrative but how it sounded to someone who does not identify as either Republican or Democrat and who does not have the right to vote l, was an increasingly subjective and overt attack on the Democrat party.

Vivek describes the attempted insurrection on the US Capitol on January 6 as terrible and despicable but then goes on to say that the measures put in place to mitigate a repeat of this disgrace on US democracy were almost worse than the event itself. Lots of contradictions here.

So Vivek, this book had promise and a strong start but sadly your political affiliation got the better of you and the quality of this book.

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  • Meg
  • 2021-08-21

EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD READ THIS BOOK

Reading this book literally gave me hope for our country that I have long feared was gone. Maybe, just maybe, there is still hope for the AMERICAN DREAM, if only we can WAKE UP to the WOKE propaganda.

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  • Nick
  • 2021-08-19

Daring

Boldly written. Provocative in the way that honesty is provocative. Wont say I agree with everthing here, but this book says a lot of things that need to be said in a business climate that is hostile to anyone with opposing viewpoints. Kudos to Vivek for having the daring to go against the grain.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-09-02

I disagree with his overall thesis.

If the author honestly expects us to agree that corporations are doing better for the world when they pollute rivers in areas where they can get away with it in order to maximize profits but are harming society when they demand that at least one member of a minority group sit on the board of directors, he has really lost his way. The overall thesis is obvious bullshit. To suggest that companies have violated their fiduciary duty when they try to implement corporate ethics is laughable considering all the shit that corporations have done to harm society in the name of pure profit seeking, and he seems to shift his opinion anyway. At one point he says that he doesn't believe that systemic racisms even exists but later in the book backs away from that. He did make some really good points and I agree that extreme left and extreme right positions can be very harmful to society. I also agree that political belief should be a protected belief like religion so anyone can hold any belief they want and not risk their job for strange beliefs. I also loved the idea about mandatory civil service for the youth.

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