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Charles Handy

Former Professor at the London Business School; Today, A Well-Respected Social Philosopher

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Charles Handy Biography

Handy was born in Kildare, Ireland, in 1932, the son of an Archdeacon, and was educated in England and the United States. He graduated from Oriel College, Oxford, with first-class honours in "Greats", an intellectual study of classics, history and philosophy.

After college, Handy worked for Shell International as a marketing executive, economist and management educator, in South-East Asia and London before entering the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1967 he returned to England to design and manage the only Sloan Programme outside the United States, at Britain's first Graduate Business School, in London.

In 1972 Handy became a full Professor at the School, specializing in managerial psychology. From 1977 to 1981, Handy served as Warden of St.George's House in Windsor Castle, a private conference and study centre concerned with ethics and values in society. He was Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts in London from 1987 to 1989. He holds honorary Doctorates or Fellowships from twelve British Universities and was appointed CBE in 2000. He is known to many in Britain for his 'Thoughts for Today' on the BBC's Radio Today programme and, in a 2001 survey commissioned by FTdynamo.com, was voted the world's second most influential management guru, after Peter Drucker.

Handy's main concern is the implication for society, and for individuals, of the dramatic changes which technology, demography and economics are bringing to the workplace and to all our lives. His books on these themes, which he started writing in 1975, have sold well over a million copies around the world in all the principal languages.

He has published numerous books and articles. Among those published in the States are his latest The Elephant and Flea a personal reflection on our changing society and ways of working. The Age of Paradox is a sequel to his earlier best-selling The Age of Unreason, which first explored these changes, and was named by both Fortune and Business Week as one of the ten best business books of the year. The Hungry Spirit was published by Broadway and Waiting for the Mountain to Move by Jossey Bass. His article for the Harvard Business Review, Balancing Corporate Power: A New Federalist Paper, won the McKinsey Award for 1992, and his next article for the Review, Trust and the Virtual Organization, won the second McKinsey Award in 1995. His latest article for HBR was published in December 2002 called What's a Business For?

In 1999 he and his wife, Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, combined to produce The New Alchemists - a photographic and literary portrait of Londoners who have 'created something out of nothing'. Their next joint book was published in November 2002 called Reinvented Lives - Women at 60.

Handy and his wife Elizabeth, his business partner as well as a portrait photographer, have two grown children and live in London and Norfolk in England. They have what Handy has termed a 'portfolio life', balancing their skills and their time to make the most of their independent careers.

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Charles Handy Biography

Handy was born in Kildare, Ireland, in 1932, the son of an Archdeacon, and was educated in England and the United States. He graduated from Oriel College, Oxford, with first-class honours in "Greats", an intellectual study of classics, history and philosophy.

After college, Handy worked for Shell International as a marketing executive, economist and management educator, in South-East Asia and London before entering the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1967 he returned to England to design and manage the only Sloan Programme outside the United States, at Britain's first Graduate Business School, in London.

In 1972 Handy became a full Professor at the School, specializing in managerial psychology. From 1977 to 1981, Handy served as Warden of St.George's House in Windsor Castle, a private conference and study centre concerned with ethics and values in society. He was Chairman of the Royal Society of Arts in London from 1987 to 1989. He holds honorary Doctorates or Fellowships from twelve British Universities and was appointed CBE in 2000. He is known to many in Britain for his 'Thoughts for Today' on the BBC's Radio Today programme and, in a 2001 survey commissioned by FTdynamo.com, was voted the world's second most influential management guru, after Peter Drucker.

Handy's main concern is the implication for society, and for individuals, of the dramatic changes which technology, demography and economics are bringing to the workplace and to all our lives. His books on these themes, which he started writing in 1975, have sold well over a million copies around the world in all the principal languages.

He has published numerous books and articles. Among those published in the States are his latest The Elephant and Flea a personal reflection on our changing society and ways of working. The Age of Paradox is a sequel to his earlier best-selling The Age of Unreason, which first explored these changes, and was named by both Fortune and Business Week as one of the ten best business books of the year. The Hungry Spirit was published by Broadway and Waiting for the Mountain to Move by Jossey Bass. His article for the Harvard Business Review, Balancing Corporate Power: A New Federalist Paper, won the McKinsey Award for 1992, and his next article for the Review, Trust and the Virtual Organization, won the second McKinsey Award in 1995. His latest article for HBR was published in December 2002 called What's a Business For?

In 1999 he and his wife, Elizabeth, a portrait photographer, combined to produce The New Alchemists - a photographic and literary portrait of Londoners who have 'created something out of nothing'. Their next joint book was published in November 2002 called Reinvented Lives - Women at 60.

Handy and his wife Elizabeth, his business partner as well as a portrait photographer, have two grown children and live in London and Norfolk in England. They have what Handy has termed a 'portfolio life', balancing their skills and their time to make the most of their independent careers.

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  • How to book Charles Handy?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Charles Handy for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Charles Handy, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Charles Handy or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Charles Handy?

    Speaking fees for Charles Handy, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that Charles Handy charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Charles Handy, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Charles Handy?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Charles Handy for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charles Handy for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Charles Handy or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Charles Handy or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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