Bookseller Charles Handy's best-selling new book looks at how individuals (the fleas in his analogy) relate to multi-national conglomerates (the elephants). In addition to addressing how and why we work today, he covers a wide range of preoccupations and issues including the increasing fear of big business: 'it is easy to see why many observers think that the big corporations are now both richer and more powerful than many nation states. They worry that these new corporate states are accountable to no-one - that their financial clout makes governments beholden to them ... The elephants, people feel, are out of control.'
"'In this very readable book Handy makes you think more about the impact of these diverse changes on the whole world of human endeavour, not just the world of work."
Charles Handy wurde 1932 in Irland geboren. 1972 wurde er Professor an der Business School in London. Der Experte für Arbeitsethik war Chairman der Londoner Royal Society of Arts (1987-1989) und erhielt zahlreiche Ehrendoktorwürden. Seit Jahren rangiert er auf den Listen der bedeutendsten Managementgurus unter den Top Ten.