The Hungry Spirit
New Thinking for a New World
By (author) Charles B. Handy
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Hungry Spirit by Charles B. Handy
Book DescriptionWith his characteristically very personal anecdotal style, Charles Handy analyses how materialistic capitalism is self-limiting, how efficiency may be the enemy of a cohesive society, and examines the false certainties of science and religion. Offering a carefully considered and compelling alternative vision, the book challenges the status quo on everything from capitalism and organization to goal-setting and morality. With nods to Kant, Keynes, Sartre and Drucker, The Hungry Spirit is not your usual business tome, but that, of course, is part of Handy's plan.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099227724
(198mm x 129mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Charles B. Handy
Differences That Make a Difference, Paperback (December 2010)
Of interest to managers, employees, students, and academics alike, this title intends to dissolve some of the many disputes in professional and private life that revolve around meaning and (mis)understanding.
Gods of Management, Paperback (January 2009)
Charles Handy has identified four management styles to be found in organisations, and using the allegory of Greek gods he explains the different values of each style, and how these create the culture of an organisation.
New Philanthropists, Paperback (October 2007)
Who are the new philanthropists? And how is their philanthropy 'new'? This book portrays a new generation of practical philanthropists, men and women who help actively, working on the spot with the very people who need their aid, ensuring that the initiatives are sustainable in the longer term.
Myself and Other More Important Matters, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Charles B. Handy
Charles Handy is perhaps best known outside the business world as a wise and warm presenter of Radio 4's "Thought for the Day". Here, he leaves the management territory he has so effectively and influentially mapped in the past to explore the issues and dilemmas - moral and creative - raised by the turning points of his long and successful life.
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Author Biography - Charles B. Handy
Charles Handy is a writer and broadcaster, known to many for his 'Thoughts for Today' on the BBC's Today programme. He was named as Business Columnist of the Year in 1994 for some of the pieces in this collection. His books, including The Empty Raincoat, have sold over one million copies worldwide. He has been, in his time, an oil executive, a business economist, a Professor at the London Business School and Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts. He and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, live in London, Norfolk and Tuscany.
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