The New Alchemists
New Alchemists by Charles B. Handy
Book DescriptionThe world needs new ideas, now products, new kinds of associations and institutions, new initiatives, new art and new designs. But these new things seldom come from established organisations. They come from individuals - the New Alchemists. What drives people to create something from nothing? Is it ambition, the need for self-fulfilment? Is it to do with money, power, or even genes? Is there a mood of the time that encourages people? Can anyone do it? Charles Handy has talked to a range of extraordinary characters - from Trevor Baylis and Richard Branson to Jane Tewson and Terence Conran. And Elizabeth Handy has used her new style of composite portraits to highlight aspects of all the different alchemists in their particular environments. The New Alchemists is a fascinating and inspirational investigation into the creative and entrepreneurial process.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780091799953
(245mm x 188mm x 14mm)
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2004
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, lecturer and broadcaster, a self-styled social philosopher and the author of books such as The Empty Raincoat and The Hungry Spirit. Elizabeth Handy is a portrait photographer who has self-published two books of photography, A Portrait of a Norfolk Village and A Journey Through Tea.
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