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I was so happy to receive Kirkus’ review of The Psychology of Silicon Valley this week. I don’t know what exactly I imagined the review would say, but in my wildest dreams I would never have imagined it would be this thoughtful and positive.
Not only did the review capture the economic and corporate malfeasance of the industry that’s at the heart of the book, it also picked up some key themes around the high-level threats and foundational psychological norms it explores.
A few highlights:
This unique psychology-based approach to the digital economy is a valuable, scholarly achievement. Many other authors have made these same connections over the past few years, but Cook offers a meticulously well-sourced compilation of these critiques.” [The Psychology of Silicon Valley] is “[a] well-researched evaluation of how the tech industry represents itself as a panacea for all the world’s problems.” “Scholarship, timeliness, and an informed psychological perspective set this book apart from other Silicon Valley critiques.
As anyone who knows me will attest, I have an uncommon appreciation for (i.e. addiction to) reviews, and to have such a glowing reception from such a well-respected organization as Kirkus is a true joy.
Read the full review here: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/katy-cook/the-psychology-of-silicon-valley-ethical-threats-a
Download the free e-book of The Psychology of Silicon Valley here: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-27364-4