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The New Alchemists By Charles Handy

The New Alchemists by Charles Handy

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This text examines in words and pictures the way particular individuals, like Anita Roddick, have created businesses and careers from nothing but their own drive and talent.

The New Alchemists Summary

The New Alchemists by Charles Handy

The world needs new ideas, now products, new kinds of associations and institutions, new initiatives, new art and new designs. But these new things seldom come from established organisations. They come from individuals - the New Alchemists. What drives people to create something from nothing? Is it ambition, the need for self-fulfilment? Is it to do with money, power, or even genes? Is there a mood of the time that encourages people? Can anyone do it? Charles Handy has talked to a range of extraordinary characters - from Trevor Baylis and Richard Branson to Jane Tewson and Terence Conran. And Elizabeth Handy has used her new style of composite portraits to highlight aspects of all the different alchemists in their particular environments. The New Alchemists is a fascinating and inspirational investigation into the creative and entrepreneurial process.

The New Alchemists Reviews

"Provocative and challenging" People Management "A rich source of inspiration for anyone looking to create something that changes the world" FMX "It offers lessons for us all - policy makers and parents alike" Management Skills & Development

About Charles Handy

Charles Handy is a writer, lecturer and broadcaster, a self-styled social philosopher and the author of books such as The Empty Raincoat and The Hungry Spirit. Elizabeth Handy is a portrait photographer who has self-published two books of photography, A Portrait of a Norfolk Village and A Journey Through Tea.

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The New Alchemists by Charles Handy
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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