This is a radical synthesis of Charles Handy's philosophy of organizations and the individual in a dramatically changing social, business and political environment. In his characteristically personal anecdotal style, Handy describes why he believes materialist capitalism is self-limiting, efficiency may be the enemy of a cohesive society, and religion and science hold only false certainties. He then builds a new theory of meaning, based on the search for identity, the role of the arts and the idea of immortality. Unconventional organization is his model - for business and the individual - requiring new learning systems for a better future.
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The Hungry Spirit, by esteemed British business guru Charles Handy, is an extraordinarily eloquent and original treatise on the discomfort that many feel as a result of the overriding quest for corporate profit and personal advancement. Offering a carefully considered and compelling alternative vision, the book challenges the status quo on everything from capitalism and organization to goal-setting and morality. With nods to Kant, Keynes, Sartre and Drucker, The Hungry Spirit is not your usual business tome, but that, of course, is part of Handy's plan.Review:
" The Hungry Spirit is the distillation of a lifetime’s experience, a personal recipe for what we have to do to survive in a capitalist society." ( People Management)
" The Hungry Spirit is a wide-ranging examination of business and social problems … shrewd, scholarly, thoughtful analysis." ( Modern Management)
"Charles Handy is Britain’s only world-class management guru." ( Director)
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Ex Library. 288 pages; Used but in Very Good condition, may show a little wear. With Index. Internally good. HEIGHT IS TALL, THICKNESS IS THIN, 272 pages, bullet points, bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # BBI128361