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The Elephant And The Flea By Charles Handy

The Elephant And The Flea by Charles Handy

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The author examines his own experience and theories of life and work, using them to discuss the future of everything from education, work and marriage to capitalism, management, religion and society.

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The Elephant And The Flea by Charles Handy

'We are faced with a tug-of-war between our desire for a separate identity and our need for combination. We want to be ourselves, but, to survive in a bigger world, we also need to be part of something bigger. Fleas need elephants, just as elephants need fleas to keep them alert and dancing. 'This applies to my own life story, as I found elephants too imprisoning to my eventual freedom as a flea. But the idea also applies to economies who need both, to business which has to structure itself to allow fleas to co-exist with the elephants, to society which needs to encourage individualism but needs the conformity of the elephant, to education, to religion, to marriage and other relationships, and to all people seeking to structure their lives.'

About Charles Handy

Charles Handy is a writer and broadcaster, known to many for his 'Thoughts for Today' on the BBC's Today programme. He was named as Business Columnist of the Year in 1994 for some of his pieces in The Empty Raincoat. His books, including The Empty Raincoat, have sold over one million copies around the world. 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. He and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, live in London, Norfolk and Tuscany.

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The Elephant And The Flea by Charles Handy
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