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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407073507
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

The Elephant And The Flea




'Charles Handy is Britain's only world-class management guru.' Director

Charles Handy's best-selling new book looks at how individuals (the fleas in his analogy) relate to multi-national conglomerates (the elephants). In addition to addressing how and why we work today, he covers a wide range of preoccupations and issues including the increasing fear of big business:
'it is easy to see why many observers think that the big corporations are now both richer and more powerful than many nation states. They worry that these new corporate states are accountable to no-one ... that their financial clout makes governments beholden to them ... The elephants, people feel, are out of control.'

  • Pub date: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407073507
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 240

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. He and his wife Elizabeth live in London and Norfolk.

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Praise for The Elephant And The Flea

“He makes difficult stuff seem easy”

Management Today

“'In this very readable book Handy makes you think more about the impact of these diverse changes on the whole world of human endeavour, not just the world of work.”

HUMAN RESOURCES MAGAZINE

“You will find yourself constantly returning to the book and quoting extracts to collegues...This latest offering is a joy to read. It is one of those rare things, a book by a management author that you want to devour at one sitting.”

Ambassdor

“This is an ambitious treatment of the future of everything.”

Canary

“It is classic Handy...It is entertaining, thought provoking, humanistic and wise in equal measures.”

FMX


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