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21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges


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One of our leading thinkers considers the challenges that life and the future hold for us

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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.


21 Letters details [Handy's] personal and professional experiences with simplicity and warmth * The Sunday Times *
A real spikiness alongside his generosity of spirit and openness to new ideas. 21 Letters on Life and Its Challenges takes the form of lessons handed down to his grandchildren - interwoven with touching tributes to his wife. The great tactician is still thinking three hoops ahead. * Financial Times *
Some of the octogenarian management thinker's most thought-provoking ideas . . . about how to humanise business, soften capitalism, and live life better. -- Essential Reads of 2019 * Financial Times *

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