Charles B. Handy





Charles B. Handy


Born
Clane, Co. Kildare, Ireland

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.

Average rating: 3.90 · 1,232 ratings · 95 reviews · 28 distinct works · Similar authors
The Age of Unreason

3.84 avg rating — 311 ratings — published 1989 — 16 editions
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Understanding Organizations

3.86 avg rating — 157 ratings — published 1976 — 11 editions
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The Empty Raincoat: Making ...

4.05 avg rating — 116 ratings — published 1994 — 7 editions
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The Elephant and the Flea: ...

4.02 avg rating — 121 ratings — published 2001 — 9 editions
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The Hungry Spirit

3.76 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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The Age of Paradox

3.95 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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The Second Curve: Thoughts ...

4.13 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Gods of Management: The Cha...

3.76 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 1986 — 14 editions
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Myself and Other More Impor...

4.16 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2006 — 8 editions
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Beyond Certainty: The Chang...

3.72 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1995 — 8 editions
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“The moment will arrive when you are comfortable with who you are, and what you are– bald or old or fat or poor, successful or struggling- when you don't feel the need to apologize for anything or to deny anything. To be comfortable in your own skin is the beginning of strength.”
Charles B. Handy

“Democracy assumes that individuals must be allowed to be the best judge of their own interests, even if they often seem to be misguided. Governments are not there to tell us what to believe or think, they are there to represent our beliefs, and to translate them into laws or regulations.”
Charles B. Handy, The Hungry Spirit: New Thinking for a New World

“The world may admire the truth-tellers, but few will want to employ them.”
Charles B. Handy, Myself and Other More Important Matters



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