Myself and Other More Important Matters
By (author) Charles B. Handy
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Myself and Other More Important Matters by Charles B. Handy
Book DescriptionCharles Handy is perhaps best known outside the business world as a wise and warm presenter of Radio 4's "Thought for the Day". Long recognised as one of the world's leading business thinkers (over a million copies of his books have been sold around the world), in "Myself and Other More Important Matters" he leaves the management territory he has so effectively and influentially mapped in the past to explore the wider issues and dilemmas - both moral and creative - raised by the turning points of his long and successful life. Here he investigates the big issues of how life can best be lived as they have emerged from the unfolding of his life and his unique and influential understanding of what really matters. From supplying oil by boat to an area larger than England as a bullish young Shell executive in Borneo to realising that there was a big difference between describing the development of a 'portfolio' life (made up of a variety of activities for a range of purposes and pay) in theory and actually himself leaving behind full-time employment, from helping to start up the London and Open business schools to listening and talking to people all over the world about how they want to manage their lives, Handy's telling of his experiences proves both revealing and significant.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099481881
(198mm x 129mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publish Date: 3-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Discusses everything from the author's childhood in a Irish vicarage, to Oxford University, to his first job as an oil executive with Royal Dutch/Shell in the Far East, to a professorship at the London Business School, and finally to his status as an eminent social philosopher and international business guru.
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Author Biography - Charles B. Handy
Charles Handy is a writer and broadcaster whose books have sold over one million copies around the world. He is the author of The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat and The Elephant and the Flea, among other bestselling books.
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