As a business book editor scouting for authors to write about tech product development, I clued into the problems of the tech industry long before the release of the The Social Dilemma documentary. Listening to keynotes at tech conferences last year, I realized they said “customer empathy,” when they meant, “emotional manipulation for commercial gain,” and “curiosity,” when they meant “spying on in-app behavior and personal data.”

My friends encouraged me to blog my indignation, but I feared it would have adverse professional consequences. Who wants their editor asking, “By the way, have you noticed your profession has joined the…

Charlotte Ashlock

Social commentary, spiritual musings, and dark humor from a soul-weary business book editor. We can create a better world, I know we can.

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