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The New Philanthropists By Charles Handy

The New Philanthropists by Charles Handy

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In this remarkable and inspiring book, the eminent management writer Charles Handy and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, have collaborated to portray a new generation of practical philanthropists, men and women who have made their own fortunes and decided to move on from financial success to try to help those in need.

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The New Philanthropists by Charles Handy

Who are the new philanthropists? And how is their philanthropy 'new'? In this remarkable and inspiring book, the eminent management writer Charles Handy and his wife Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, have collaborated to portray a new generation of practical philanthropists, men and women who have made their own fortunes and decided to move on from financial success to try to help those in need. They are doing so not simply by giving their money away to charities and agencies but by helping actively, working on the spot with the very people who need their aid, ensuring that the initiatives are sustainable in the longer term. As in their acclaimed The New Alchemists, the Handys have both interviewed and photographed their subjects in order to tell their inspiring stories; from the Sydney restaurateur Jeff Gambin, who personally helps to cook hot and cold menus for homeless people; to Niall Mellon, a young Irish property developer who is replacing the shacks with breeze-block homes in a South African township; and Sara Davenport, who sold her art gallery and set up the breast-cancer care centre the Haven Trust to offer integrated and holistic treatment and support. This striking book of words and photographs reveals the energy and inspiration of these new ways of using wealth, revealing the motivations and satisfactions of such direct action.

The New Philanthropists Reviews

"Praise for Myself and other more important matters 'Handy's way of living in the world ... is the topic of this magnificent book. I can only beg that it be savoured .. it could well be a life-turner.'"
"A godsend. Britain's leading management writer is consistently provocative, highly readable and insightful. You might not always agree with him, but he is sure to get you thinking. Myself and Other More Important Matters...uses all his varied experience...to ask further searching questions about how we live and work and where society is headed."
"Praise for Charles Handy: 'Charles Handy's books, The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat and Beyond Certainty have secured him uncontested guru status.'"
"'His appeal stretches beyond the business classes and he has a spiritual quality unlike other management writers."

About Charles Handy

Charles Handy (Author) Charles Handy is an independent writer, broadcaster and teacher. He has been an oil executive, an economist, a professor at the London Business School, the Warden of St. George's House in Windsor Castle and the chairman of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce. He was born in Co. Kildare in Ireland, the son of an archdeacon, and educated in Ireland, England (Oxford University) and the USA (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). His many books include The Empty Raincoat, Understanding Organizations, Gods of Management, The Future of Work and Waiting for the Mountain to Move.Elizabeth Handy (Photographer) Elizabeth Handy is a successful portrait photographer. She and her husband Charles live in London and Norfolk.

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GOR001785195
9780434017096
0434017094
The New Philanthropists by Charles Handy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Cornerstone
2007-10-04
208
N/A
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