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  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446472552
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Empty Raincoat

Making Sense of the Future




NEW THINKING FOR A NEW WORLD

*Can you find the way to Davy's bar? *Do you know the Doughnut principal? *How do you make a Chinese contract? The changes which Charles Handy foresaw in THE AGE OF UNREASON are happening. Endless growth can make a candyfloss economy, and capitalism must be its own sternest critic. Handy reaches here for a philosophy beyond the mechanics of business organisations, beyond material choices, to try and establish an alternative universe where the work ethics can contain a natural sense of continuity, connections and a sense of direction. We are now a world of shareholders, but everyone has a stake in the future. With warmth, wit and the most challenging insights, Charles Handy seeks to turn paradox into real progress.

  • Published: 30 April 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446472552
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Charles Handy

Charles Handy is an independent writer, broadcaster and teacher. He has been an oil executive, an economist, a professor at the London Business School, the Warden of St. George's House in Windsor Castle and the chairman of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. He was born in Co. Kildare in Ireland, the son of an archdeacon, and educated in Ireland, England (Oxford University) and the USA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). His many books include The Empty Raincoat, Understanding Organizations, Gods of Management, The Future of Work and Waiting for the Mountain to Move.

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Praise for The Empty Raincoat

If you are part of, think about, care about or are in any way influenced by the world of work, and who is not, this powerful and moving book is for you

Sir Graham Day, Financial Times

A necessary and important contribution to our understanding of the way we live now

Hamish McRae, Director Magazine

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