School vs Work

Charles Handy’s 1989 The Age of Unreason is one of Time Magazine’s 25 most influential business management books. Despite the serious content, what I remember from reading Handy years ago, is how accessible his writing is and how personal it feels. Although he’s concerned with systems and processes, Handy doesn’t overwhelm with business-speak, but writes […]

A Jewelled Bird

And if some savage told us of a magical worm that built a little windowless house, slept there a season, then one day emerged and flew away as a jewelled bird, we’d laugh at such superstition if we’d never seen a butterfly. Robert O. Becker & Gary Seldon | The Body Electric, Electromagnetism and the Foundation […]

Whose Pig is Dead?

Many people are familiar with US anthropologist Margaret Mead’s well-known quote: ‘Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.’ Here’s something else she wrote that I like just as much. Mead is describing her work with indigenous people in the […]

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