The Second Curve: Thoughts on Reinventing Society (Paperback)Charles Handy (author)
Britain's leading guru looks to the future.
Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management - including Understanding Organizations 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, Handy 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 in the direction of some of the answers.
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm
Gentle but incisive ... [Handy's] voice is a reassuring, challenging presence. We should continue to listen to it. * Management Today *
This book will get you thinking. * Daily Telegraph *
Compelling and scalable. * Edge *
Strong and original... It is impossible not to be impressed and a little daunted by so much energy and wisdom. * Irish Independent *
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