The New Alchemists: How Visionary People Make Something Out of Nothing (A Fascinating Investigation into the Creative and Entrepreneurial Process)

3.74 avg rating
( 23 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780091799953: The New Alchemists: How Visionary People Make Something Out of Nothing (A Fascinating Investigation into the Creative and Entrepreneurial Process)

A fascinating and inspirational investigation into the creative and entrepreneurial process.

What drives some people to create something from nothing? Is it ambition, the need for self-fulfillment? Is it about money, power, or even genes? Or, is there a mood of the time that encourages people, and can anyone do it?

The world needs new ideas, new products, new kinds of associations and institutions, new initiatives, art and designs. But these new things seldom come from established organizations. They come from individuals — Charles Handy calls them the New Alchemists, and he has talked to a range of extraordinary people — from Trevor Baylis and Richard Branson to Jane Tewson and Terence Conran — to hear from them the secret to turning basic ideas into creative gold. Elizabeth Handy has used her new style of composite portraits to highlight aspects of all the different alchemists in their particular environments.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Charles Handy is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster, a self-styled social philosopher and the author of The Hungry Spirit and The Empty Raincoat.

Elizabeth Handy is a portrait photographer.
From the Trade Paperback edition.

Review:

“Charles Handy brings originality and lightness to everything he touches.”
Management Today

“It offers lessons for us all – policy makers and parents alike.”
Management Skills and Development
From the Trade Paperback edition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Charles B. Handy
Published by Hutchinson (2004)
ISBN 10: 0091799953 ISBN 13: 9780091799953
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hutchinson, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 258 pages. 9.69x7.48x0.71 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0091799953

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
10.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Charles B. Handy
Published by Hutchinson, London (2004)
ISBN 10: 0091799953 ISBN 13: 9780091799953
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hutchinson, London, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0091799953

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
37.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Handy, Charles B.
Published by Hutchinson, London (2004)
ISBN 10: 0091799953 ISBN 13: 9780091799953
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hutchinson, London, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110091799953

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
36.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.29
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds