Myself and Other More Important Matters

  • Title: Myself and Other More Important Matters
  • Author: Charles B. Handy
  • ISBN: 9780434013463
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Myself and Other More Important Matters The author of The Age of Unreason The Empty Raincoat and The Elephant and the Flea shares of his bestselling brand of wisdom concerning the big choices we have to make in life In Charles Handy s mos
    The author of The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat, and The Elephant and the Flea shares of his bestselling brand of wisdom concerning the big choices we have to make in life.In Charles Handy s most ambitious book yet, the well known business guru draws on the lessons of his own life to help us map out the main stages of our lives, and shows us how to navigate throThe author of The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat, and The Elephant and the Flea shares of his bestselling brand of wisdom concerning the big choices we have to make in life.In Charles Handy s most ambitious book yet, the well known business guru draws on the lessons of his own life to help us map out the main stages of our lives, and shows us how to navigate through the tough decisions we have to make at every phase He gives us his personal thoughts on life s big questions and turning points, mining his own experience to tell us what he s learned along the way From lessons his father taught him at the Vicarage in Kildare where he grew up, to what he learned in Borneo in his days working for Royal Dutch Shell, and later, in America, where corporate scandals have shaken our understanding of what is ethical and what is acceptable in business, and finally in Italy, where on a whim he decided to buy and fix up an old house in Tuscany Throughout the book, he asks us to look at what we value is it money Family Time What is the role of work in our life What do we find fulfilling As our working lives blend ever into the rest of who we are, Charles Handy has emerged as an invaluable social thinker It is hard to imagine a better or wiser guide to life s big questions.

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    About Charles B. Handy


    1. An Irish author philosopher specialising in organisational behaviour and management Among the ideas he has advanced are the portfolio worker and the Shamrock Organization.For many years he worked as a professor at London Business School.


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    1. It's interesting to read this autobiography after Understanding Organisations as you get to see some the actual events and conflicts in his working life that are discussed in the abstract in that book.What also struck me, comparing idly those two above books, was that much if not all of his insights on the world of corporate work were abstractions from his own experience perhaps this is always the case only the absence of autobiographical writing preventing us from seeing the Emperor or Empress [...]

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    2. First half was great, second half not so great.

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    3. An introspective and reflective Handy offers an analysis of his life and works, giving subtle pointers to where he thinks he might have been right and where he thinks perhaps he was less so. Unassuming and avuncular and therefore somewhat boring, I began to yearn for a tale about his unbridled lust for African male prostitutes while he worked for Shell in the Congo, but there are no such Important Matters as these compared to constructing and living the Portfolio Career. Like an intellectual war [...]

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    4. Interesting, inciteful and food for thought on how to make the most of life and the opportunities that present themselves. One to dip into from time to time, rather than progressing through it every day.

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    5. I am so enjoying this book. Charles Handy has been one of my favourite people on the planet since I read his book, The Hungry Spirit. This autobiography is both honest and humble. I can't wait to read more.

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    6. Charles Handy nin kariyerini anlatması, öğütleri güzel. Ama karmaşıklık içinde verilmiş. Ben bununda çeviriden-çevirenden kaynaklandığını düşünüyorum.

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    7. "Great book from a man who has spent most of his life explaining to us that organizations are made up of people like you and me. Interesting read on how he came to his insights."

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    8. Re-inspired me regarding management reading

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    9. I read this book in the middle of a career change and found it to be inspiring. An interesting look back at the life of a very interesting man.

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