~ NTCCNFOSW ~ New Technologies Can Create New Forms Of Shadow Work

~ SWTRNTCSR ~ Shadow Work That Requires No Training Can Spread Readily

~ TACAABTSW ~ Technological Advances Can Also Add Benefits To Shadow Work

~ TACN-C-O-I-O-F-SW ~ Traditions And Cultural Norms – Can – Oppose – Inhibit – Or – Forestall – Shadow Work

~ EIMONYOSW-SS ~ Entrenched Interests May Oppose New Types Of Shadow Work – Sometimes Successfully

~ SWCCJ ~ Shadow Work Can Cost Jobs

~ SWTDHIAMERIE ~ Shadow Work Typically Decreases Human Interaction And May Even Remove It Entirely


~ STAVWCOTFTOAVAT-AHTTW ~ Smartphones Trill And Vibrate With Calls Or Texts From The Office At Virtually Any Time – Adding Hours To The Workday

~ PABIFEOASWHTFSOTTOIHCAC ~ People Are Becoming Isolated From Each Other As Shadow Work Has Them Flying Solo On Tasks That Once Included Human Contact And Cooperation

~ DSWARFQDFDIWAFH ~ Doing Something With A Robot Feels Quite Different From Doing It With A Fellow Human

~ TSOIVSWIHASACIOTTOCL ~ The Siloing Of Individuals Via Shadow Work Is Having A Significant And Cumulative Impact On The Texture Of Community Life

~ C-TJOBTTJ-IAUTDTSTE-WSRIFWII-YCI-VE-T-C-SW ~ Commuting – The Job Of Getting To The Job – Is An Unpaid Task Done To Serve The Employer – We Scarcely Recognize It For What It Is – Yet Commuting Is – Very Expensive – Time-Consuming – Shadow Work

~ HITOAMFFOSW ~ Housework Is The Original And Most Fundamental Form Of Shadow Work

~ ‘MA’ ~ “Mindless Accumulation”

~ ITW-WSTTAOV ~ In Today’s World – Work Seems To Trump All Other Values

~ ORFWSTSFOUEOSW-WDMAW-WWI-ATTAWTTBS-TSIBCOR-SWAWSUUIS ~ Our Reverence For Work Sets The Stage For Our Unthinking Embrace Of Shadow Work – We Don’t Merely Admire Work – We Worship It – And Things That Are Worshipped Tend To Become Sacred – The Sacred Is Beyond Criticism Or Reproach – So We Accept Whatever Shows Up Under Its Sanction

~ TOUOCFWITLTCHNCTAOWAT-CAHRCTCOF ~ The Opening Up Of Careers For Women In The Late Twentieth Century Has Not Changed The Asymmetry Of Work At Home – Childcare And Housework Remain Chiefly The Chores Of Females

~ TIWOSW-FAAOUBTASC-MBTLS ~ The Incoming Wave Of Shadow Work – Flung At All Of Us By Technology And Social Changes – May Be The Last Straw

~ DNY ~ Do Nothing Yourself

~ CCITSSOS-I-SYAOHCIBAMJ ~ Conspicuous Consumption Includes The Status Symbol Of Servants – Ironically – Supervising Your Army Of Helpers Can Itself Become A Major Job

~ NH-A-YWSBLI-S-D-A-F ~ Neglect Housework – And – You Will Soon Be Living In – Starvation – Disorder – And – Filth

~ TCO-C-C-H-A-SW-AIAI-TMOTS ~ The Convergence Of – Career – Childcare – Housework – And – Shadow Work – Attained Its Apotheosis In – The Myth Of The Superwoman

~ MNDTKTS-LSWAUSBD ~ Millions Now Drive Their Kids To School – Logging Shadow Work As Unpaid School-Bus Drivers

~ WAHIOCS-TIETTGISW ~ When Adults Horn In On Children’s Sports – They Import Elements That Turn Games Into Shadow Work

~ NOTEAOSWIWT ~ Never Overlook The Enormous Amount Of Shadow Work Involved With Transportation

~ SWANCIIOED ~ Shadow-Working Amateurs Now Carve Inroads Into Once Exclusive Domains

~ TNCNSUOOJD-LAJASI-SWJGGOPDWTCOPSETA ~ The New Chores Never Show Up On One’s Job Description – Let Alone Justify A Salary Increase – Shadow Work Just Gets Grafted Onto People’s Duties Without Their Consent Or Sometimes Even Their Awareness

~ RLHSHBAMOTE ~ Receiving Live Human Service Has Become A Mark Of The Elite

~ SWCAOTETRSG ~ Shadow Workers Can Also Pool Their Expertise To Reach Shared Goals

~ SWUSAW-AIDNMTROP ~ Shadow Work Is Still Amateur Work – And It Doesn’t Necessarily Mirror The Result Of Professionals

~ D-CCDDWTTIOAE-PS-SWFTC ~ Disintermediation – Customers Can Deal Directly With The Technology Instead Of An Employee – Payroll Savings – Shadow Work For The Customer

~ RASTSI-DHEWKT ~ Robotics Are Shaping The Service Industries – Displacing Human Exchanges With Kiosk Touchscreens

~ LWUMHS ~ Less Waiting Usually Means Higher Status

~ WCMBASW ~ Warehouse Clubs Mean Bargains And Shadow Work

~ ATK-T-KEIN-‘TTARP’ ~ A Typed Keyboard-To-Keyboard Exchange Is Not – “Talking To A Real Person”

~ WW-DCPOWTBPM ~ Wait Warping – Distorting Consumer’s Perceptions Of Waiting Time By Psychological Manipulation

~ IDSTAOUNHTB-ABB-A-AIO ~ It Does Seem That All Of Us Now Have Two Bodies – A Biological Body – And – An Informational One

~ SDC ~ Sexy Data Crunchers

~ DHEAANR-WTBT ~ Data Has Emerged As Another Natural Resource – Waiting To Be Tapped

~ DSNOEBAUAOAOO ~ Data Seekers Massage Our Egos By Asking Us About Ourselves And Our Opinions

~ NOKHMPRETAAMWTRO-PFADT ~ No One Knows How Many Phony Reviews Escape The Algorithm And Mingle With The Real Ones – Professional Forgers Are Definitely Trying

~ EAIAASWRCMTHEWABFWP ~ Establishing An Identity As A Shadow-Working Reviewer Can Massage The Hungry Ego With A Bona Fide Web Presence

~ EWYTOAA ~ Everyone Wants You To Open An Account

~ YPNOGATYDBMATPYP ~ Your Profile Not Only Guides Advertising To Your Doorstep But May Adjust The Price You Pay

~ TTTA-TLSSOSW-TLMI-BFCON-TCCABFSW ~ Taxation Trumps Them All – The Largest Single Source Of Shadow Work – The Law Mandates It – But Freely Chosen Or Not – Tax Compliance Counts As Bona Fide Shadow Work

~ PWOTDS-MPNRPSW ~ Privacy Was Once The Default Setting – Maintaining Privacy Now Requires Proactive Shadow Work

~ NSAUWAMS-‘PF’~ Nerd Serfdom Afflicts Us With A Modern Syndrome – “Password Fatigue”

~ DSTT ~ Deleting Spam Takes Time

~ TDGRIUW ~ The Data Gold Rush Is Under Way

~ R-IYGTTRACT-CAS-O-GPST ~ Resist – If Your Government Tries To Require All Citizens To – Carry A Smartphone – Or – GPS Transmitter

~ WOYD-YIB-MSBACAIATOO-AONR ~ Who Owns Your Data – Your Informational Body – May Someday Be As Contentious An Issue As The Ownership Of – Any Other Natural Resource

~ BAONLJSPAPS-TAALTADOTC ~ Business And Organizations No Longer Just Sell Products And Provide Series – They All Are Looking To Assemble Data On Their Customers

~ SWWG-IRBAOIWTAI ~ Shadow Work Will Grow – It Rewards Businesses And Organizations In Ways That Are Irresistible

~ ASWMIODR-IWA-SH-EP-A-L ~ As Shadow Work Merges Into Our Daily Routines – It Will Affect – Social Habits – Economic Patterns – And – Lifestyles

~ IIHTOTIOCWTRWOYOM-IIBTS ~ It Is Hard To Overstate The Importance Of Connecting With The Real World Outside Your Own Mind – Interconnectedness Is Basic To Survival

~ RMIBPTPAEOAS ~ Robots Might Instill Behavior Patterns That Produce An Epidemic Of Asperger Syndrome

~ TBOBIAHC-COTDTAEOSB-SSA-AWATDN-STTEMHAB ~ The Breakdown Of Bonds In A Human Community – Can Open The Door To An Epidemic Of Sociopathic Behavior – Some Social Analysts – As Well As The Daily News – Suggest That The Epidemic May Have Already Begun

~ TVOLIAMOTFCL ~ The Vanishing Of Leisure Is A Mystery Of Twenty-First Century Life

~ TMOSSRORSI ~ The Motive Of Social Status Routinely Outweighs Rational Self-Interest

~ TIOLMIVTTPOOB-ATAM-THDOOFT-STVAANRATS ~ The Innocence Of Leisure Makes It Vulnerable To The Predations Of Organized Bodies – And There Are Many – That Have Designs On Our Free Time – Something They View As A Natural Resource Awaiting Their Schemes

~ NA-W/M/T-TT-BTGOTI-T ~ Now Abide – Work / Money / Time – These Three – But The Greatest Of These Is – Time


~ TROCC ~ The Rise Of Collaborative Consumption

~ SSS ~ Self-Storage Self

~ B-FTMP-II-‘JS’-WNLWCOHBPTSA ~ But – For The Most Part – It Is – “Just Stuff” – We No Longer Want Cluttering Our Homes But Pay To Store Anyway

~ TTYOEUOY ~ The Things You Own End Up Owning You

~ WWHTAMSBFUBTIAS-B-B-A-F-TITP ~ We Work Hard To Acquire More Stuff But Feel Unfulfilled Because There Is Always Something – Better – Bigger – And – Faster – Than In The Present

~ NODTTWOFUOCAOL-BTAFOM ~ Not Only Do The Things We Own Fill Up Our Closets And Our Lives – But They Also Fill Our Minds

~ GT ~ Gruen Transfer – The Moment When A Person Shifts From Being A Conscious Consumer Shopping For A Specific Item To An Impulse Buyer

~ ‘PO’-A-‘CFCS’-OWNBNJITPI-B-IOM ~”Perceived Obsolescence” – And – “Change For Change’s Sake” – Obsolescence Was Now Built Not Just Into The Product Itself – But – Into Our Minds

~ TMSATWSDTASIOL-TLRWHFOP ~ The More Space And Time We Spend Dedicated To Accumulating Stuff In Our Lives – The Less Room We Have For Other People

~ ‘AC’ ~ “Autistic Capitalism”

~ M&R-AHB-A-ATCOOE ~ Mutualism And Reciprocity – Are Hardwired Human Behaviors – And – Are The Core Of Our Existence

~ WARHTCVOOSAORIWTBPSIWTGOTLC ~ We Are Relearning How To Create Value Out Of Shared And Open Resources In Ways That Balance Personal Self-Interest With The Good Of The Larger Community

~ CCHPBMTTAAI ~ Communities Can Help People Become More Than They Are As Individual

~ CI ~ Collaborative Individualism

~ CC ~ Collaborative Consumption

~ PSS-PFTBOAP-WNTOTPO ~ Product Service Systems – Pay For The Benefit Of A Product – Without Needing To Own The Product Outright

~ SIOAUCOCC ~ Sustainability Is Often An Unintended Consequence Of Collaborative Consumption

~ ACGOLAFU-PACMO-‘SP’-TTFOCCASOST-TCTPBTOEANB ~ A Core Group Of Loyal And Frequent Users – Provide A Critical Mass Of – “Social Proof” – That These Forms Of Collaborative Consumption Are Something Others Should Try – To Cross The Psychological Barrier That Often Exists Around New Behaviors

~ SP ~ Social Proofing

~ ESPWJOUCCCVFAP-EITWNTI ~ Every Single Person Who Joins Or Uses Collaborative Consumption Creates Value For Another Person – Even If This Was Not The Intention

~ BTO ~ Better Than Ownership

~ CWM ~ Collective Wisdom Of Members

~ PTPR ~ Peer-To-Peer Renting

~ TSE ~ The Service Economy

~ TFE ~ The Functional Economy

~ IHY-SEHM ~ I’ll Help You – Someone Else Helps Me

~ ‘GE’ ~ “Gift Economy”

~ OILOF ~ Our Inner Ledger Of Fairness

~ SOTF ~ Shadow Of The Future

~ WAAITT ~ We Are All In This Together

~ FDO-CCB-IITC ~ From Day One – Collaborative Consumption Brands – Invest In The Community

~ RBA ~ Reputation Bank Account

~ RIAPRTIIBUWRACTNOO ~ Reputation Is A Personal Reward That Is Intimately Bound Up With Respecting And Considering The Needs Of Others

~ RC-ACTBTBS-A-MOBITC ~ Reputation Capital – A Currency To Build Trust Between Strangers – And – Manage Our Belief In The Commons


~ TMOCL ~ The Myth Of Charismatic Leadership

~ WDNGP-WNLWBNTOEBTITR ~ We Don’t Need Giant Personalities – We Need Leaders Who Build Not Their Own Egos But The Institutions They Run

~ BOTITLTOALOIIDSS-I-AMLTHAIS ~ Because Of Their Inclination To Listen To Others And Lack Of Interest In Dominating Social Situations – Introverts – Are More Likely To Hear And Implement Suggestions

~ TNGT ~ The New Groupthink

~ WFTRTWMSTT-A-RA-IOTI-MNWAWIT-F-T-F-PC-AN-C-O-AOPO ~ We Failed To Realize That What Makes Sense To The – Asynchronous – Relatively Anonymous – Interactions Of The Internet – Might Not Work As Well Inside The – Face-To-Face – Politically Charged – Acoustically Noisy – Confines – Of – An Open-Plan Office

~ IOWYATYCEIDP-YITTOKTAJOOYR-STUYP-MYP-ARA-ITATTHODPTGTE ~ It’s Only When You’re Alone That You Can Engage In Deliberate Practice – You Identify The Tasks Or Knowledge That Are Just Out Of Your Reach – Strive To Upgrade Your Performance – Monitor Your Progress – And Revise Accordingly – It Takes Approximately Ten Thousand Hours Of Deliberate Practice To Gain True Expertise

~ ESSTIL ~ Excessive Stimulation Seems To Impeded Learning

~ GBDAW-PGWAGSI-TOETTIOB-AFOSAIO-WATTSOOCWBRITFTFW ~ Group Brainstorming Doesn’t Actually Work – Performance Gets Worse As Group Size Increases – The One Exception To This Is Online Brainstorming – A Form Of Solitude All Its Own – We Assume That The Success Of Online Collaborations Will Be Replicated In The Face-To-Face World

~ AATYOETCBGDWTRAPAE ~ After All These Years Of Evidence That Conventional Brainstorming Groups Don’t Work They Remain As Popular As Ever

~ PIBSUBTTGPMBTIAD ~ Participants In Brainstorming Session Usually Believe That Their Group Performed Much Better Than It Actually Did

~ GBMPFA-AWG-SLAWUT-SG-AOT-C-I-TPB ~ Group Brainstorming Makes People Feel Attached – A Worthy Goal – So Long As We Understand That – Social Glue – As Opposed To – Creativity – Is – The Principal Benefit

~ GALMAS ~ Groups Are Like Mind-Altering Substances

~ QAMPDET ~ Quiet And Modest People Doing Extraordinary Things

~ WICTTMGD-EWDWTLTI-EWTSPA ~ When It Comes Time To Make Group Decisions – Extroverts Would Do Well To Listen To Introverts – Especially When They See Problems Ahead

~ IWNOTMHFTUTRTBWT-IWATTWDUWCI-IPBTHTWPS ~ It Was Not Only That Many Had Failed To Understand The Risks The Banks Were Taking – It Was Also That Those Who Did Understand Were Consistently Ignored – In Part Because They Had The Wrong Personality Style

~ I-TBTA-DIT-SOTL-GULE-AWMA ~ Introverts – Think Before They Act – Digest Information Thoroughly – Stay On Task Longer – Give Up Less Easily – And Work More Accurately

~ IGIOPIANNPP-TAACWTTLTOP-WLIFAD-BGPLITONNP ~ If Genius Is One Percent Inspiration And Ninety-Nine Percent Perspiration – Then As A Culture We Tend To Lionize The One Percent – We Love Its Flash And Dazzle – But Greater Power Lies In The Other Ninety-Nine Percent

~ FTA:WEAOOCSOTT-IEFBOTROTT ~ Free Trait Agreement: We’ll Each Act Out Of Character Some Of The Time – In Exchange For Being Ourselves The Rest Of The Time