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Waiting for the Mountain to Move : Reflections on Work and Life - Charles Handy

Waiting for the Mountain to Move

Reflections on Work and Life

Paperback Published: 5th March 1999
ISBN: 9780787946593
Number Of Pages: 192

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<P>"Handy writes with the eloquence of simplicity and his gift to us is an enjoyable, profound, and reliable guide toward meaning and direction."--Max De Pree, author of <I>Leading without Power</I> and chairman emeritus, Herman Miller Inc. <P>Charles Handy's reflections on work and life have earned him legions of fans throughout the world. His previous books have together sold over a million copies. And his "Thought for the Day" series on BBC radio is celebrated throughout the U.K. Now present and future fans in America can sample what his BBC listeners have enjoyed for so long. <I>Waiting for the Mountain to Move</I> includes the gifted commentator's best essays, culled from ten years of radio broadcasts. These succinct writings draw poignant lessons from everyday occurrences and cause us to examine our lives, our institutions, and our society in a different and revealing light.<P>NOT FOR SALE OUTSIDE NORTH AMERICA<P>

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By Way of Introduction.

Waiting for the Mountain to Move.

Buffalo Bill or Me?

Pope Leo X and Kant.

On Planting a Walnut Tree.

Sticking Points.

Idiosyncrasy Credits.

Negative Capability.

Trust and the Plumber.

Last Month We Closed a Factory.


Type Two Accountability.


Seven Intelligences.

Home for Christmas.

Life is Not a Dress Rehearsal .

The God of Small Things.

The White Stone.

Rat Races and Whirlpools.

The Dandelions.

The Lure of the Zeros.

Fifty Thousand Hours.

Marathons Not Horse Races.

Cousin Molly and Degas.

Organizations for Masochists.

Fixed Intangible Assets.

Life's Open Questions.

1/2 x 2 x 3.

Beyond the Market.

The Message of the Chimney.

The Family Tree.

A Grandmother's Funeral.

The Heart of the Matter.

Borrowing from the Grandchildren.

The Autumn Cull.

Where No Phones Ring.

Virtual Villages.

Blame It On the Greeks.

The Pendulum Principle.

Go and He Goeth Not.

Chinese Contracts.

A Tower of Babel.

The "They" Syndrome.

The Greener Grass.

Fish Soup.

Group Think.

Glooming in the Bath.


The F's and the P's.

We Are All Alchemists.

A Holy Place.

Land Mines and Lottery Tickets.


Who Needs a Whip?

Entrepreneurs All.

Simple Idolatry.

Sign It!.

The Choir of Male Convenience.

Learning From Misdoing.

The Antigone Principle.

The Win-Win Contract.

Blinded By Stereotypes.

The Point of Principle.

Three- Faced Justice.

The Missing Words.

Enterprise for What?

Image Enhancement.

Jesus Was Lame.

Horizontal Fast Tracks.

Hi -Touch for Hi-Tech.

Picture Framing.

Gyroscopes for Morals.

Masaccio's Trinity.

Degrees for Life.

The Compost Theory.


Postscript: The Mystery of the Universe.

ISBN: 9780787946593
ISBN-10: 0787946591
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 5th March 1999
Publisher: JOSSEY BASS
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.74 x 13.89  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1