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Reputation : what is it and why it matters

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    Voix de: Andrea Gallo
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    Recorded Books, 2018
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Auteur: Origgi, Gloria
    Contributor: Recorded Books, Inc.; Arikha, Noga; Holmes, Stephen; Gallo, Andrea
    Edition: Unabridged
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    2017
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    Copyrighted
    2017
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    A compelling exploration of how reputation affects every aspect of contemporary life Reputation touches almost everything, guiding our behavior and choices in countless ways. But it is also shrouded in mystery. Why is it so powerful when the criteria by which people and things are defined as good or bad often appear to be arbitrary' Why do we care so much about how others see us that we may even do irrational and harmful things to try to influence their opinion' In this engaging book, Gloria Origgi draws on philosophy, social psychology, sociology, economics, literature, and history to offer an illuminating account of an important yet oddly neglected subject. Origgi examines the influence of the Internet and social media, as well as the countless ranking systems that characterize modern society and contribute to the creation of formal and informal reputations in our social relations, in business, in politics, in academia, and even in wine. She highlights the importance of reputation to the effective functioning of the economy and e-commerce. Origgi also discusses the existential significance of our obsession with reputation, concluding that an awareness of the relationship between our reputation and our actions empowers us to better understand who we are and why we do what we do. Compellingly written and filled with surprising insights, Reputation pins down an elusive subject that affects everyone. Author bio: Gloria Origgi, a Paris-based philosopher, is a senior researcher at the Institut Jean Nicod at the National Center for Scientific Research. Her books include one on trust and another on the future of writing on the Internet. She maintains a blog in English, French, and Italian at gloriaoriggi.blogspot.com.

    Éditeur original: Prince Frederick, Md., [Prince Frederick, Md.], Recorded Books, [Distributed by] RBdigital
    Langue(s): English
    ISBN: 9781501975851