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The Second Curve Audiobook

The Second Curve

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Britain's leading guru looks to the future. Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management - including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management - have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends - such as Beyond Certainty - has changed the way we view society.

In The Second Curve, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. He looks at current trends in capitalism and asks whether it is a sustainable system. He explores the dangers of a society built on credit. He challenges the myth that remorseless growth is essential. He even asks whether we should rethink our roles in life – as students, parents, workers, and voters – and what the aims of an ideal society of the future should be.

Provocative and thoughtful as ever, he sets out the questions we all need to ask ourselves - and points us in the direction of some of the answers.

©2015 Charles Handy (P)2015 Random House Audiobooks

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    Robert J. 02-13-16
    Robert J. 02-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing views from an amazing man"

    Handy is a pleasure to read and/or listen to. He is provocative without being judgmental. It's like sitting on your grandfathers lap and listening to him teach through telling stories about days past.

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  • Marc
    3/18/16
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    "life changing, if you can see it coming."

    Such a great book, I have listened many times now and take something new away each time.

    Thank you Charles!

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  • mrs
    11/17/15
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    "Thought provoking and life changing"

    A fabulous manifesto for the future and a great stimulus for personal transformation. Loved it

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  • Richard H. Merrick
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    9/5/15
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    "A great business philosopher"

    I've been reading Handy for 40 years, from his first book to this. He has always has an uncanny ability to tap into emerging zeitgeist not be offering "solutions" but by framing great questions. Once we escape the cages of our own preconceptions, the answers are accessible to us. A great addition to the library, and like all his work, repays rereading

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  • james poole
    4/18/15
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    "Outstanding reflective thinking"

    Rich deep thought presented easily, concisely and clearly. An ebook seems very appropriate given the theme of the book. Great.

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