Charles Handy is a visiting Professor at the London Business School, a writer, teacher, broadcaster and consultant. He has been an oil executive, an economist, a full--time academic and, most recently, the warden of St Georgea s House, Windsor Castle. He has written the best--selling Understanding Organizations as well as the popular Gods of Management. He has participated in many top executive conferences on the future of work and, as an advisor to businesses, voluntary organizations and schools, has tried to prepare people for the kind of future he foresees. He speaks from experience, having recently exchanged a job and an office for a personal portfolio of all types of work, cantred on his home and family in London.