The Playbook: How to Deny Science, Sell Lies, and Make a Killing in the Corporate World

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Pantheon Books
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5.3 X 7.6 X 1.0 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
JENNIFER JACQUET is an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and director of XE: Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement at New York University. The author of Is Shame Necessary?, she lives in New York City
"Brilliantly effective . . . gleefully amoral . . . a machiavellian secret guide for executives worried about what the latest science might mean for their business."
--Matthew Reisz, The Guardian

"If you feel exhausted from constantly taking the high road, The Playbook offers an enticing alternative . . . [with] Jacquet's dry humor suffusing each chapter, . . . the book's tongue-in-cheek format is a chilling realization that the villains in The Playbook are extraordinarily banal. The tactics that enable their misconduct have been recycled across decades."
--Scientific American

"This brilliantly subversive and witty book lays bare the techniques of manipulation and disinformation that keep the rich and powerful rich and powerful. It's a handbook to show you all their tricks--with working examples. If you want to be a vile, greedy capitalist, this how-to book will be a great help. And if you want to identify vile greedy capitalists it will show you how to recognise them. It's a landmark book."
--Brian Eno

"This whip-smart and delightfully snarky exposé gives readers the tools to recognize and refute corporate deception . . . Fashioned as a strategy manual, Jacquet's satirical advice explains . . . how to challenge the existence of a problem, the integrity of those who raise it, and the need for policies to address it."
--Publishers Weekly

"A savage satirical stab at corporate malfeasance draws blood...[Jacquet] takes an original approach to indicting the ethical vacuum that besets much of big business. [The Playbook is] a sharp warning to corporations that deep pockets and armies of accomplices won't stall a reckoning forever."
--Kirkus Reviews