The New Philanthropists
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New Philanthropists by Charles B. Handy
Book DescriptionWho are the new philanthropists? And how is their philanthropy 'new'? In this remarkable and inspiring book, the eminent management writer Charles Handy and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, have collaborated to portray a new generation of practical philanthropists, men and women who have made their own fortunes and decided to move on from financial success to try to help those in need. They are doing so not simply by giving their money away to charities and agencies but by helping actively, working on the spot with the very people who need their aid, ensuring that the initiatives are sustainable in the longer term. As in their acclaimed "The New Alchemists", the Handys have both interviewed and photographed their subjects in order to tell their inspiring stories; from the Sydney restaurateur Jeff Gambin, who personally helps to cook hot and cold menus for homeless people; to Niall Mellon, a young Irish property developer who is replacing the shacks with breeze-block homes in a South African township; and Sara Davenport, who sold her art gallery and set up the breast-cancer care centre the Haven Trust to offer integrated and holistic treatment and support. This striking book of words and photographs reveals the energy and inspiration of these new ways of using wealth, revealing the motivations and satisfactions of such direct action.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780434017096
(234mm x 153mm x 13mm)
Imprint: William Heinemann Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2007
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.
Myself and Other More Important Matters, Paperback (May 2007)
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.
Elephant and the Flea, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Charles B. Handy
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 in the UK.. He is the author of The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat, and The Elephant and the Flea, among other bestselling books. Elizabeth Handy is a portrait photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published.
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