The Elephant And The Flea : New Thinking For A New World
Bookseller Charles Handy's best-selling new book looks at how individuals (the fleas in his analogy) relate to multi-national conglomerates (the elephants). In addition to addressing how and why we work today, he covers a wide range of preoccupations and issues including the increasing fear of big business: 'it is easy to see why many observers think that the big corporations are now both richer and more powerful than many nation states. They worry that these new corporate states are accountable to no-one - that their financial clout makes governments beholden to them ... The elephants, people feel, are out of control.'
- Paperback | 240 pages
- 129 x 198 x 15mm | 171g
- 07 Nov 2002
- Penguin Arrow
- London, United Kingdom
"It is classic Handy...It is entertaining, thought provoking, humanistic and wise in equal measures."
It is classic Handy...It is entertaining, thought provoking, humanistic and wise in equal measures. * FMX * This is an ambitious treatment of the future of everything. * Canary * You will find yourself constantly returning to the book and quoting extracts to collegues...This latest offering is a joy to read. It is one of those rare things, a book by a management author that you want to devour at one sitting. * Ambassdor * 'In this very readable book Handy makes you think more about the impact of these diverse changes on the whole world of human endeavour, not just the world of work. * Human Resources Magazine * He makes difficult stuff seem easy * Management Today *
About Charles Handy
Charles Handy is a writer and broadcaster. His books, including The Empty Raincoat, have sold over one million copies around the world. He was named as Business Columnist of the Year in 1994. 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.