Charles Handy is perhaps best known outside the business world as a wise and warm presenter of Radio 4's "Thought for the Day". Here, he leaves the management territory he has so effectively and influentially mapped in the past to explore the issues and dilemmas - moral and creative - raised by the turning points of his long and successful life.
THE MYSTERIUM uncovers some of the modern world's most puzzling and enduring phenomena - a rich collection of unusual, unsettling and fascinating tales. It is a perfect gift for anyone with an eye for the unusual. Expect a host of amazing new stories to tell your friends.
Once upon a time our society was rich in stories. They united us and helped us to understand the world and ourselves. We called them myths. Today, we have a myth gap. Does that matter? The author argues powerfully and persuasively that it does.
The greatest obstacle to sound economic policy is not entrenched special interests or rampant lobbying, but the popular misconceptions, irrational beliefs, and personal biases held by ordinary voters. This title looks at how people who vote under the influence of false beliefs ultimately end up with government that delivers lousy results.
Myths in every culture explain our origins, the earths creation, gods and monsters, demons, the afterlife and the underworld. This book gathers together themes and stories from every culture, showing how myths share many common patterns, and how the human imagination is expressed in all its diversity.
Creation myths, quests, the eternal battle between good and evil, these are some of the classic tales that feed the ravenous beast of modern culture. This new book brings to life the myths and legends of eight intriguing traditions: Native American, Chinese, Celtic, Scottish, Greek, Viking, Indian and African.