Searching for 'Charles Handy on Gurus'
So far this is my favorite book for the year. OK, I know it's only January, but that means a lot of books will have to live up to this one. It's an insightful look into the life of one of the best managerial writers and observers in the business book world.
Myself and Other More Important Matters by Charles Handy, AMACOM, 213 pages, Hardcover, February 2008, ISBN 9780814401736 Charles Handy, one of today's greatest managerial thinkers, has written a memoir about his life, his loves and his ideologies. It is not a business book per se, yet it's packed from page to page with his theories about the way business and organizations are run. Reading the book feels like Handy is carrying on a personal conversation with a young protege to whom he reminisces about how he first started out, all the mistakes he made along the way, some philosophies that helped him, his own personal gurus, and even love and mortality.