Charles Handy is one the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management – including Understanding Organisations and Gods of Management – have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends – such as Beyond Certainty – has changed the way we view society.
In The Second Curve, he builds on a life’s work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. He looks at current trends in capitalism and asks whether it is a sustainable system. He explores the dangers of a society built on credit. He challenges the myth that remorseless growth is essential. He even asks whether we should rethink our roles in life – as students, parents, workers and voters – and what the aims of an ideal society of the future should be.
Provocative and thoughtful as ever, he sets out the questions we all need to ask ourselves – and points us toward some answers.
I was so fortunate to spend an evening with Charles in his home in London. He is an incredible man with an intriguing view of things. This was a memorable moment for me as I met a personal hero.
- Efficiency v Effectiveness
- Management v Leadership
- Shamrock Organisations
- The Doughnut Projects
- Communities in Organisations
- and so much more