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James Wallman, Stuffocation (London: Penguin, 2015)
Jim Collins, Good to Great
Nir Eyal, Hooked
Steve Blank & Bob Dorf, The Startup Owner's Manual
Jack Lang, The High-Tech Entrepreneur's Handbook
Dan Roam, The Back of the Napkin
Nicholas Lovell, The Curve
Lewis Hyde, The Gift
John Mullins, The New Business Road Test
Ben Horowitz, The Hard Thing About Hard Things
Alexander Osterwald, Business Model Generation
Tony Crabbe, Busy
Von Clausewitz, On War
Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing
Malcolm Gladwell, What The Dog Saw
Dan Pink, To Sell Is Human
Sangeet Paul Choudhary, Platform Scale
Sangeet Paul Choudhary, Geoffrey Parker and Marshall van Alstyne, Platform Revolution
Robert Cialdini, Influence
Leonard Mlodinow, The Drunkard's Walk
Chip and Dan Heath, Made To Stick
The Story of Stuff, www.storyofstuff.org.
Ronald Inglehart, “The Silent Revolution in Europe: Intergenerational Change in Post-Industrial Societies,” American Political Science Review 65, no. 4 (December 1971).
Ronald Inglehart, “Changing Values Among Western Publics from 1970 to 2006,” West European Politics 31, nos. 1–2 (January–March 2008)
The World Values Survey, www.worldvaluessurvey.org
Abraham Maslow, “A Theory of Human Motivation,” Psychological Review 50, no. 4 (1943)
David Brooks, “The Experience Economy,” New York Times, February 14, 2011.
The New Consumer, www.thenewconsumer.com
Havas Worldwide Prosumer Report, "The New Consumer and the Sharing Economy," 2014.
Geoffrey Miller, Spent: Sex, Evolution and the Secrets of Consumerism (New York: William Heinemann, 2009) / Geoffrey Miller, Must-Have: The Hidden Instincts Behind Everything We Buy (London: Vintage, 2010)
Brian Wansink, Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think (London: Bantam, 2006; reprint, 2010).
Avner Offer, The Challenge of Affluence (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006)
John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1958).
Nanci Hellmich, “Obesity Can Trim 10 Years Off Life,” USA Today, March 17, 2009
“Moderate Obesity Takes Years Off Life Expectancy,” Oxford University press release, March 18, 2009
“Effects of Obesity and Smoking on U.S. Life Expectancy,” New England Journal of Medicine 362 (March 4, 2010): 855–57
Pam Belluck, “Children’s Life Expectancy Being Cut Short by Obesity,” New York Times, March 17, 2005
Marc Ambinder, “Beating Obesity,” The Atlantic, April 13, 2010
“Stress Kills—Don’t Take It Lightly,”Heart MD Institute, www.heartmdinstitute.com, December 30, 2013.
Abraham Maslow, “A Theory of Human Motivation,” Psychological Review 50 (1943): 370–96.
Oliver James, Affluenza (London: Vermilion, 2007)
Alain de Botton, Status Anxiety (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2004)
Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kottler’s Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think (New York: Free Press, 2011).
Matt Thornhill, Boomer Consumer (Carlsbad, CA: Linx Corp., 2007)
Paul Hyman, “Baby Boomers: Every Silver Lining Has a Touch of Grey,” CRM Magazine, February 2012.
Kenneth Gronbach, The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm
Paul Hyman, “Baby Boomers: Every Silver Lining Has a Touch of Grey,” CRM Magazine, February 2012
John Andrews and Daniel Franklin, eds., Megachange: The World in 2050 (London: Economist, 2011)
Dominic Wilson, Alex L. Kelston, and Swarnali Ahmed, “Is This the BRICs [Brazil, Russia, India, China] Decade?,” Goldman Sachs’ BRICs Monthly Issue, 10/03, May 2010
Catherine Wolfram, “Rising Middle Class Fuels Global Energy Surge,” Bloomberg.com, January 17, 2012
Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic, The Endless City: The Urban Age Project (London: Phaidon, 2007)
Ariel Schwartz, “We Are Approaching Peak Car Use,” Fast Company, July 5, 2011
Richard Florida, The Great Reset: How the Post-Crash Economy Will Change the Way We Live and Work (New York: Harper Business, 2011)
Richard Florida, “The Fading Differentiation Between City and Suburb,” Urban Land Magazine, urbanland.uli.org, January 2013.
Ruth Milkman, Stephanie Luce, and Penny Lewis, Changing the Subject: A Bottom-Up Account of Occupy Wall Street in New York City (City University of New York, 2013)
Tom Gilovich and Leaf Van Boven, “To Do or to Have? That Is the Question,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 85, no. 6 (2003)
Richard Dobbs et al., Resource Revolution: Meeting the World’s Energy, Materials, Food, and Water Needs, a report from McKinsey & Company (November 2011).
“Hitting Our Limits?,” The Economist, October 14, 2011
"All Eyes on the Sharing Economy,” The Economist, March 9, 2013.
Roman Krznaric, How to Find Fulfilling Work (London: Macmillan, 2012)
Tim Kasser, Values and Human Wellbeing, a commissioned research paper for the Bellagio Initiative (November 2011)
S. H. Schwartz, “Universals in the Content and Structure of Values: Theory and Empirical Tests in 20 Countries,” in M. Zanna. ed., Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 25 (New York: Academic Press, 1992)
Steven Reiss, Who Am I? (New York: Berkley, 2000)
Jeanne E. Arnold, Anthony P. Graesch, Enzo Ragazzini, and Elinor Ochs, Life at Home in the Twenty-first Century (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2012).
Jeanne E. Arnold, Foundations of Chumash Complexity (Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2004).
Michael Moseley, Pre-Agricultural Coastal Civilizations in Peru (Burlington, NC: Carolina Biological Supply Company, 1977).
Darby Saxbe and Rena Repetti, “No Place Like Home: Home Tours Correlate with Daily Patterns of Mood and Cortisol,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 36, no. 1 (2010).
Amy Tennery, “More Women Are in the Workforce—So Why Are They Still Doing So Many Chores?,” Time, June 28, 2012
Richard Chang, “Moms Feel Overwhelmed by Responsibilities: Poll,” Reuters, June 15, 2011.
Randy Frost and Gail Steketee, Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2010).
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1962)
Tibor Scitovsky, The Joyless Economy: An Inquiry into Human Satisfaction and Consumer Dissatisfaction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1976).
Richard Easterlin, “Does Economic Growth Improve the Human Lot? Some Empirical Evidence,” in Paul A. David and Melvin W. Reder, eds., Nations and Households in Economic Growth: Essays in Honor of Moses Abramovitz (New York: Academic Press, 1974).
Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, “Economic Growth and Subjective Well-Being: Reassessing the Easterlin Paradox,” Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, the Brookings Institution 39, no. 1 (Spring 2008)
Daniel Miller, Comfort of Things (London: Polity, 2008)
Jean M. Twenge, Katharine Lacefield, Brittany Gentile, David R. Schurtz, and C. Nathan DeWall, “Birth Cohort Increases in Psychopathology Among Young Americans, 1938–2007: A Cross-Temporal Meta-Analysis of the MMPI,” Clinical Psychology Review 30 (2010): 145–54.
Bruce Levine, “How Our Society Breeds Anxiety, Depression and Dysfunction,” Alternet/Salon, August 26, 2013.
Peter N. Stearns, “Why Study History?,” American Historical Association, 1998
Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise (New York: Allen Lane, 2012)
Rob Hyndman, “Why Are Some Things Easier to Forecast than Others?,” September 18, 2012, on his blog, Hyndsight, www.robjhyndman.com/hyndsight
Martin Raymond, The Trend Forecaster’s Handbook (London: Lawrence King, 2010)
Alvin Toffler, Future Shock (New York: Random House, 1970)
Daniel Bell, The Coming of Post-Industrial Society (New York: Basic Books, 1973).
Nate Silver, “The Weatherman Is Not a Moron,” New York Times, September 7, 2012.
Everett M. Rogers, Diffusion of Innovations (New York: Free Press, 1962; 5th ed., 2003).
Bruce Ryan and Neal Gross “The Diffusion of Hybrid Seed Corn in Two Iowa Communities,” Rural Sociology 8, no. 1 (1943).
Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point (New York: Little, Brown, 2000)
Wilfred Trotter, Instincts of the Herd in Peace and War (London: Macmillan, 1916)
Gustave Le Bon, The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind (London: Unwin, 1903)
Edward Bernays, Propaganda (New York: Liveright, 1928; IG Publishing, 2005 ed.)
Edward Bernays, Crystallizing Public Opinion (New York: Liveright, 1923)
Stuart Ewen, Captains of Consciousness (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976)
Stuart Ewen, PR! A Social History of Spin (New York: Basic Books, 1996)
Matthew Hilton, Consumerism in 20th-Century Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003).
Mark Tungate, Adland: A Global History of Advertising (London: Kogan Page, 2007; 2nd ed., 2013)
Frank Trentmann, ed., The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)
Grant McCracken, Culture and Consumption (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1988)
Jan de Vries, The Industrious Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008)
“Happiness Machines” and “The Engineering of Consent,” A Century of the Self, Adam Curtis, BBC television, 2002
Jeffrey Kaplan, “The Gospel of Consumption,” Orion Magazine, May/June 2008
Giles Slade, Made to Break (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2006)
Vance Packard, The Hidden Persuaders (New York: Pelican, 1957)
Vance Packard, The Waste Makers (New York: Pelican, 1960)
Simon N. Patten, The New Basis of Civilization (New York: Macmillan, 1907)
Victor Lebow, “Price Competition in 1955,” Journal of Retailing, Spring 1955
Bernard Mandeville, The Fable of the Bees: or, Private Vices, Public Benefits (1714) online.
Stuart Ewen, Captains of Consciousness (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1976).
Earnest Elmo Calkins, “Beauty the New Business Tool,” The Atlantic, August 1927
Roy Sheldon and Egmont Arens, Consumer Engineering: A New Technique for Prosperity (New York: Harper Brothers, 1932).
Janice Rutherford, Selling Mrs. Consumer: Christine Frederick and the Rise of Household Efficiency (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2003).
Christine McGaffey Frederick, Selling Mrs. Consumer (New York: Business Borse, 1929)
Craig Guillot, “The Psychology Behind Keeping Up with the Joneses,” Mint Life, www.mint.com, January 23, 2013.
Michael Schuman, “How to Save Capitalism,” Time, January 30, 2012
Martin Wolf, “Is the Age of Unlimited Growth Over?,” Financial Times, October 3, 2012
Stephen Moore and Julian L. Simon, “The Greatest Century That Ever Was: 25 Miraculous Trends of the Past 100 Years,” Policy Analysis, No. 364, December 15, 1999
Robert K. Merton, “The Unanticipated Consequences of Purposive Social Action,” American Sociological Review 1, no. 6 (December 1936).
Ian Morris, Why the West Rules—For Now: The Patterns of History and What They Reveal About the Future (New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2010).
Ronald H. Balson, “Bestseller Success Stories That Started Out as Self-Published Books,” Huffington Post, October 8, 2013.
“Tavi Gevinson: 13-Year-Old Fashion Blogger Skips School, Attends Fashion Week,” Huffington Post, November 17, 2009.
Tammy Strobel at www.rowdykittens.com.
Courtney Carver: www.bemorewithless.com
Ryan Nicodemus and Joshua Fields Millburn: www.theminimalists.com
Nina Yau: www.castlesintheair.com
Colin Wright: www.exilelifestyle.com
Chris Wray: www.twolessthings.com
Rachel Jonat: www.theminimalistmom.com
Leo Babauta: www.zenhabits.com
Rachel Jonat: www.theminimalistmom.com
Leo Babauta: www.zenhabits.com
Chris Wray: www.twolessthings.com
Joshua Becker: www.becomingminimalist.com
Juliet Schor, Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (New York: Penguin, 2010)
Stacy Mitchell, “Is Your Stuff Falling Apart? Thank Walmart,” Grist.org, November 9, 2011
Elizabeth L. Cline, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (New York: Penguin Portfolio, 2012)
Julian M. Allwood et al., “Well Dressed? The Present and Future Sustainability of Clothing and Textiles in the United Kingdom,” University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing, 2006
Sean Poulter, “In Every Woman’s Closet, 22 Items She Never Wears—and the Guilty Complex That Stops Them Clearing Wardrobes Out,” Daily Mail, January 26, 2011.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden; or, Life in the Woods (Boston: Ticknor & Fields, 1854).
Duane Elgin, Voluntary Simplicity: Toward a Way of Life That Is Outwardly Simple, Inwardly Rich (New York: William Morrow, 2nd ed., 1993)
Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez, Your Money or Your Life (New York: Penguin, 1992, 2008).
Daniel Kahneman, Thinking, Fast and Slow (New York: Penguin, 2011)
Dan Ariely, Predictably Irrational (New York: HarperCollins, 2008)
Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein, Nudge (New York: Penguin, 2008)
Jonathan Haidt, The Happiness Hypothesis: Putting Ancient Wisdom to the Test of Modern Science (London: Arrow, 2007).
Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt, Work Without End and Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2013)
Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt, Kellogg’s Six-Hour Day (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1996)
Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt, Work Without End: Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1988)
Anna Coote, Andrew Simms, and Jane Franklin, 21 Hours (London: New Economics Foundation, 2010)
John Quiggin, “The Golden Age,” Aeon Magazine, September 2012
Sharon Beder, Selling the Work Ethic: From Puritan Pulpit to Corporate PR (Melbourne: Scribe, 2000).
Tyler Cowen, “The Inequality That Matters,” The American Interest, January/February 2011
Reihan Salam, “Threshold Earners and Gentleman Hackers,” National Review, December 28, 2010.
Tom Gilovich and Leaf Van Boven, “To Do or to Have? That Is the Question,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 85, no. 6 (2003).
Leonardo Nicolao, Julie R. Irwin, and Joseph K. Goodman, “Happiness for Sale: Do Experiential Purchases Make Consumers Happier than Material Purchases?,” Journal of Consumer Research 36, no. 2 (2009).
Elizabeth W. Dunn, Daniel T. Gilbert, and Timothy D. Wilson, “If Money Doesn’t Make You Happy, Then You Probably Aren’t Spending It Right,” Journal of Consumer Psychology 21, no. 2 (April 2011).
Tim Kasser, The High Price of Materialism (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2002).
Tim Kasser et al., “Materialistic Values: Their Causes and Consequences,” in Psychology and Consumer Culture: The Struggle for a Good Life in a Materialistic World, eds. Tim Kasser and Allen D. Kramer (Washington: American Psychological Association, 2004).
Leaf Van Boven, “Experientialism, Materialism, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” Review of General Psychology 9, no. 2 (June 2005).
Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, “Don’t Indulge. Be Happy,” New York Times, July 7, 2012.
Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, Happy Money: The Science of Spending (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013).
Travis Carter and Thomas Gilovich, “I Am What I Do, Not What I Have: The Centrality of Experiential Purchases to the Self-Concept,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 102, no. 6 (2012).
Travis Carter and Thomas Gilovich, “The Relative Relativity of Material and Experiential Purchases,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 98, no. 1 (2010).
Ryan T. Howell, Paulina Pchelin, and Ravi Iyer, “The Preference for Experiences over Possessions: Measurement and Construct Validation of the Experiential Buying Tendency Scale,” The Journal of Positive Psychology 7, no. 1 (January 2012).
Emily Rosenzweig and Thomas Gilovich, “Buyer’s Remorse or Missed Opportunity? Differential Regrets for Material and Experiential Purchases,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 102, no. 2 (2012).
Tori DeAngelis, “Consumerism and Its Discontents,” American Psychological Association 35, no. 6 (June 2004).
Tim Kasser and Allen D. Kanner, eds., Psychology and Consumer Culture: The Struggle for a Good Life in a Materialistic World (Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2003).
Peter A. Caprariello and Harry T. Reis, “To Do with Others to Have (or to Do Alone?): The Value of Experiences over Material Possessions Depends on the Involvement of Others,” University of Rochester, 2012.
Julie Schlosser, “Cubicles: The Great Mistake,” Fortune, March 22, 2006
Marc Kristal, “An Idea Whose Time Has Come,” Metropolis Magazine, June 2013.
Marianne Cantwell, Be a Free Range Human (London: Kogan Page, 2013).
Alice Marwick, Status Update: Celebrity, Publicity, and Branding in the Social Media Age (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013).
Thorstein Veblen, Theory of the Leisure Class (New York: Macmillan, 1899).
Alex Jay, “‘Pop’ Momand Profiled by Alex Jay,” Stripper’s Guide, http://strippersguide.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/pop-momand-profiled-by-alex-jay.html
“Reaching for a Healthier Life—Facts on Socioeconomic Status and Health in the U.S.” by researchers at the MacArthur Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health: “Your position on the ladder predicts how long you live and how healthy you are during your lifetime. . . . The risk of dying before the age of 65 is more than three times greater for those at the bottom than for those at the top. . . . The power of social status to impact the most precious resource we have—life itself—is enormous and pervasive.”
Ahmed Riahi-Belkaoui, Social Status Matters (Charleston: BookSurge, 2009)
Meg McCabe, “Respect Brings More Happiness than Money Does, Study Shows,” Daily Californian, July 3, 2012
Alice Park, “Study: Money Isn’t Everything—But Status Is!,” Time, March 23, 2010.
JWT: Fear of Missing Out, May 2011
JWT: Fear of Missing Out (FOMO), March 2012 update
Nicola Kemp, “Why Social Media Is Constructing a Reality Unworthy of Your Anxiety,” Media Week, July 29, 2014
Marissa Maldonado, “The Anxiety of Facebook,” Psych Central, May 12, 2014.
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (New York: Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2008).
Edward L. Deci and Richard M. Ryan, Intrinsic Motivation and Self-Determination in Human Behavior (New York: Springer Science & Business Media, 1985): www.selfdeterminationtheory.org.
Ruth Milkman, Stephanie Luce, and Penny Lewis, Changing the Subject: A Bottom-up Account of Occupy Wall Street in New York City (City University of New York, 2013).
Ron Inglehart, “The Silent Revolution in Europe: Intergenerational Change in Post-Industrial Societies,” American Political Science Review 65, no. 4 (December 1971)
Simon Kuznets, National Income, 1929–32 (Cambridge: National Bureau of Economic Research, June 1934)
Francisco J. Buera and Joseph P. Kaboski, “The Rise of the Service Economy,” American Economic Review 102, no. 6 (2012)
Chris Goodall, “Peak Stuff,” Carbon Commentary, 2011
Chris Goodall, Sustainability (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 2012)
Tyler Cowen, The Great Stagnation (New York: Dutton, 2011)
Robert J. Gordon, “Is US Economic Growth Over? Faltering Innovation Confronts the Six Headwinds” (Centre for Economic Policy Research, September 2012)
Elizabeth L. Cline, Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion (New York: Penguin Portfolio, 2012)
Alison Flood, “Hardback Sales Plummeting in Age of the Ebook,” TheGuardian.co.uk, August
Thomas K Grose, “Live, at a Field Near You,” Time, November 14, 2011.
“The Silver Pound: Holidaymakers in Their Sixties Spend More than Other Age Groups,” Daily Mail, January 28, 2013
Richard Askwith, “Tough Mudder: The Obstacle Courses for Adults That Are Now Worth $250m,” The Independent, May 3, 2013.
Andrew Roberts, “Building Luxury Brand Loyalty via Exclusive Experiences,” Bloomberg Businessweek, January 31, 2013.
Zoe Wood, “Super Rich Shift Their Thrills from Luxury Goods to Costly Experiences,” The Guardian, January 30, 2014.
Robert Wright, “Transport: Freed from the Wheel,” Financial Times, October 6, 2013
Jordan Weissman, “Why Don’t Young Americans Buy Cars?,” The Atlantic, March 25, 2012
John Arlidge, “Baby, You Can Share My Car,” Sunday Times, March 10, 2013
Tammy Erickson, “Meaning Is the New Money,” HBR Blog Network, March 23, 2011
Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers, “Beyond Zipcar: Collaborative Consumption,” Harvard Business Review, October 2010
“All Eyes on the Sharing Economy,” The Economist, March 9, 2013.
Roger Cohen, “The Happynomics of Life,” New York Times, March 12, 2011
Richard Layard, Happiness: Lessons from a New Science (London: Penguin, 2011).
Robert Fogel, Simon S. Kuznets, April 30, 1901–July 9, 1985 (Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research, 2000).
Daniel Kahneman and Angus Deaton, “High Income Improves Evaluation of Life but Not Emotional Well-Being,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, no. 38 (September 7, 2010).
Abraham Kaplan, The Conduct of Inquiry: Methodology for Behavioral Science (San Francisco: Chandler, 1964).
Tim Jackson, Prosperity Without Growth (London: Earthscan, 2009)
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen, and Jean-Paul Fitoussi, Mismeasuring Our Lives (New York: New Press, 2010)
Jules Evans, “Beyond GDP: Towards a Better Measurement of National Wellbeing in France and the UK,” Franco-British Council report, February 2, 2011
Jon Gertner, “The Rise and Fall of the GDP,” New York Times, May 13, 2010.
Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle, “Digression on the Ancients and the Moderns,” first printed in his Poésies pastorales de M.D.F. (Paris, 1688), 224–82, and reprinted in Robert Shackleton, ed., Entretiens sur la pluralité des mondes et Digression sur les anciens et les modernes (Oxford, 1955), 161–76.
Crispian Balmer, “French Fall Out of Love with Smitten Sarkozy,” Reuters, February 4, 2008.
Cécile Alduy, “Life as Sarkozy’s Secret Speechwriter,” The Atlantic, March 26, 2013
Barry Schwartz, “Move Over Economists: We Need a Council of Psychological Advisers,” The Atlantic, November 12, 2012
Richard Thaler, “Watching Behavior Before Writing the Rules,” New York Times, July 7, 2012
Cass R. Sunstein, “The Council of Psychological Advisors,” (published online September 15, 2014, and forthcoming in Annual Review of Psychology. It is available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2496438).
Joseph Stiglitz, “The Great GDP Swindle,” The Guardian, September 13, 2009.
Bill Saporito, “A Great Leap Forward: Can China’s Famously Thrifty Workers Become the World’s Big Spenders?,” Time, October 31, 2011
Linda Yueh, “The Rise of the Global Middle Class,” BBC.co.uk, June 19, 2013.
Colyapi, “The Danger of Chinese Overproduction,” China Daily Mail, January 8, 2013
Walden Bello, “China and the Crisis of Overproduction,” GlobalPolitician.com
Dexter Roberts, “To Fix Overproduction, China Wants to Supersize Industries,” Bloomberg Businessweek, January 25, 2013.
Bill Saporito, “A Great Leap Forward,” Time, October 31, 2011
Dhara Ranasinghe, “Chinese Consumers Are Still Not Spending Enough,” CNBC.com, May 29, 2013.
Louis Kuijs, “How to Further Boost Consumption?,” World Bank, 2012, http://go.worldbank.org/OGWG0M41K0
Kong Liang and Laurence Jacobs, “China’s Advertising Agencies: Problems and Relations,” International Journal of Advertising, June 22, 1994
Ying Fan, “Advertising and Public Relations in China,” in Sarah Oliver, ed., published as part of “Communicating with 1.3 Billion People in China,” Handbook of Corporate Communication and Public Relations (London: Routledge 2004)
“China’s Advertising and Marketing Industry Research Report,” My Decker Capital, January 2012; and “China’s Ad Industry Rises to World’s Second: SAIC,” China Daily, April 27, 2013,
“Chinese Anger over Pollution Becomes Main Cause of Social Unrest,” Bloomberg, March 6, 2013
J. T. Quigley, “Chinese Government Will Spend $277 Billion to Combat Air Pollution,” The Diplomat, July 27, 2013
Sui-Lee Wee, “China Offers Rewards to Six Regions to Fight Air Pollution,” Reuters, October 14, 2013
Richard Easterlin et al., “China’s Life Satisfaction, 1990–2010,” University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, May 2012
Richard Easterlin, “When Growth Outpaces Happiness,” New York Times, September 27, 2012
Linda Carroll, “Rising Wealth in China Fails to Buy More Happiness,” NBC,May 17, 2012.
Niall Ferguson, “China Faces Its Own Fiscal Problems,” Newsweek, August 14, 2011
Tong Wu, “China’s Industrial Revolution Is Happening on a New Planet,” Phys.org, September 19, 2013.
Martin Wolf, “Britain Must Fix Its Banks—Not Its Monetary Policy,” Financial Times, June 6, 2013
Hale Stewart, “Consumer Spending and the Economy,” FiveThirtyEight, New York Times, September 19, 2010.
B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, The Experience Economy (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 1999)
B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, The Experience Economy Updated Edition (Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2011)
B. Joseph Pine II and James H. Gilmore, “Welcome to the Experience Economy,” Harvard Business Review, July 1998.
Nick Curtis, “Secret Cinema: How to Get 25,000 People to Pay £50 for a Film Ticket, Without Knowing What the Film Is,” Evening Standard, December 7, 2012
Emily Sheffield, “How We Shop Now,” British Vogue, February 2013
Darwin Guevarra and Ryan Howell, “To Have in Order to Do: Exploring the Effects of Consuming Experiential Products on Well-being,” Journal of Consumer Psychology, July 24, 2014.
Emma Ritch, “The Environmental Impact of Amazon’s Kindle,” 2009, Cleantech
Brian Palmer, “Green Your Notes! Is Taking Notes on a Notepad or an iPad More Environmentally Responsible?,” Slate, September 6, 2011
Alex Pasternack, “The Environmental Costs (and Benefits) of Our Cell Phones,”Treehugger.com, September 3, 2009
Lucy Siegle, “Should I Stop Buying Paper Books and Use an e-Reader Instead?,” The Observer, January 6, 2013.
“In Depth—Mobile Phones,” Ellen Macarthur Foundation, August 2, 2012
Steve Statham, “Remanufacturing Towards a More Sustainable Future,” Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, 2006.
Steven Jones, “Does Carsharing Really Reduce Overall Driving?,” San Francisco Bay Guardian, May 23, 2014
Elliot Martin, Susan A. Shaheen, and Jeffrey Lidicker, “Impact of Carsharing on Household Vehicle Holdings,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2143, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, DC, pp. 150–58, 2010.
Drew Olanoff, “Lyft’s Focus on Community and the Story Behind the Pink Mustache,” TechCrunch, September 17, 2012.
Tom Phillips, “BMW DriveNow Car Sharing Scheme,” Auto Express, March 23, 2011.
Ryan Lawler, “Airbnb Tops 10 Million Guest Stays Since Launch, Now Has 550,000 Properties Listed Worldwide,” TechCrunch, December 19, 2013.
Tammy Erickson, “Meaning Is the New Money,” Harvard Business Review Blog Network, March 23, 2011.
Jeanne Meister, “The Death of the Office: What Happens When the Workspace Is Mobile, On-Demand and All About Networking,” Forbes, November 6, 2013
“It’s (Almost) All About Me—Workplace 2030: Built for Us,” Deloitte Australia, July 2013.
Adam Vaccaro, “Number of Coworking Spaces Has Skyrocketed in the U.S.,” Inc., March 3, 2014
Alex Williams, “Working Alone, Together,” New York Times, May 3, 2013.
Rachel Rickard Straus, “The Seven-Year Home Itch! We Fall Out of Love with Property and Start House-Hunting After 7 Years and 4 Months,” Daily Mail, December 9, 2011.
Skift Team + Peak Adventure Travel Group called “The Rise of Experiential Travel,” June 2014.
Cat Johnson, “The Tool Library Movement Gains Steam,” Shareable, January 29, 2014