The Age of Paradox
In this striking sequel to his best-selling book The Age of Unreason, Charles Handy shows how the changes he predicted are upon us. New developments in technology, radical changes in the global economy, and the relentless pursuit of productivity have altered forever our organizations, our careers, and our lifestyles. These changes are inevitable and irreversible, and they bring a host of new problems and paradoxes. This book identifies the unintended consequences of change and provides a set of guiding principles to cope with the paradoxes of modern life, leading to a more balanced existence for individuals, greater rewards for organizations, and a more just society for all.
- Paperback | 320 pages
- 127 x 204 x 24.13mm | 352g
- 01 Sep 1995
- Harvard Business Review Press
- Boston, MA, United States
- New ed
Table of contents
Preface Part 1--In the Dark Wood Confused by Paradox We Are Not Where We Hoped to Be The Paradoxes of Our Times Part 2--Finding the Balance Pathways through Paradox Working with the Paradoxes The Sigmoid Curve The Doughnut Principle The Chinese Contract Part 3--Practicing the Preaching Managing Paradox The Federal Idea Twin Citizenship Subsidiarity The Meaning of Business The Corporate Contract The Membership Business A State of Justice The Intelligence Investment The New Scorecard Part 4--The Search for Meaning Making Sense of Paradox The Three Senses A Sense of Continuity A Sense of Connection A Sense of Direction A Postscript Two Stories Acknowledgments Bibliography Index
About Charles Handy
Charles Handy is an author and broadcaster living in London. He is a Fellow at the London Business School where he was a professor for many years. His books have sold over one million copies around the world. He has been, in his time, an oil executive, a business economist, a professor, and Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts.