The Hungry Spirit: New Thinking for a New World (Google eBook)

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Random House, Sep 4, 2008 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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With his characteristically very personal anecdotal style, Charles Handy analyses how materialistic capitalism is self-limiting, how efficiency may be the enemy of a cohesive society, and examines the false certainties of science and religion. 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.
  

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Contents

The Limits of Markets
13
When Efficiency is Ineffective
32
The Baby in the Bathwater
52
The Age of Personal Sovereignty
65
Proper Selfishness
86
The Search for Meaning
108
The Necessity of Others
130
Reinven ting capitalism
153
The Citizen Company
179
A Proper Education
205
A Part for Government
229
Epilogue
253
index
269
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About the author (2008)

Charles Handy is a writer and broadcaster, known to many for his 'Thoughts for Today' on the BBC's Today programme. He was named as Business Columnist of the Year in 1994 for some of the pieces in this collection. His books, including The Empty Raincoat, have sold over one million copies worldwide. He has been, in his time, an oil executive, a business economist, a Professor at the London Business School and Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts. He and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, live in London, Norfolk and Tuscany.

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