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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford: A re-read of something from years past, I wanted to be reminded of the need to connect to one’s work on a physical basis. As a knowledge” worker and someone who sits at a computer for most of the day, I often question what value I am contributing to society on a regular basis. As someone who has not used his hands on a regular basis to create value/meaning for others—other than the occasional dinner—I’ve been contemplating how I can get back to using my hands, helping me to feel a greater connection to some type of work. Stripping away the examples from the life of a motorcycle shop mechanic, there is lots of thoughts in this book on life, community, work (ethic), value generation, and understanding one’s self.

June 26, 2019 2019 fav reviews books