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Gods of Management

Gods of Management Author Charles B. Handy
ISBN-10 9780195096170
Release 1996
Pages 254
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What would the world of business be like if it were run by the Greek gods of yore? Would Apollo be the right man at the helm of Acme Widget? What sweeping changes would Athena make if she controlled an ad agency? While this might merely seem like an entertaining concept, it also happens to bean extremely valuable framework for understanding management styles and the corporate cultures associated with them. In The Gods of Management, best-selling author Charles Handy uses four Greek gods to illustrate for managers the basic approaches they can use in their own businesses. When power radiates throughout the company from a top boss, that would be an example of a Zeus or "club" organization, one thatinvestment banks and brokerage firms often adopt for their corporate climates. An Apollo "role" culture, on the other hand, results in a stable bureaucracy, such as a life insurance company or a firm with a long history of success with a single product. The Athena "task" environment emphasizestalent, youth, and team problem-solving, as we'd find in ad agencies and consultancies. And lastly, a Dionysius "existential" design exists to let individuals achieve their purposes, as in a university or group medical practice. In this thought-provoking volume, Charles Handy shows managers how to be aware of the cultural choices they can make to create a more productive and satisfying workplace.



Gods of Management

Gods of Management Author Charles Handy
ISBN-10 9780285640146
Release 2011-01-03
Pages 272
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Charles Handy has identified four management styles to be found in organisations, and using the allegory of Greek gods he explains the different values of each style, and how these create the culture of an organisation. To be successful a leader, or manager, needs to be aware of the culture within their organisation and to be able to work to its strengths. Gods of Management is the essential handbook for understanding management styles, and is valuable reading for anyone who needs to be aware of how the choices they make on a daily basis can create a more satisfying and productive workplace.



Gods of Management

Gods of Management Author Charles B. Handy
ISBN-10 9780099548416
Release 1995
Pages 268
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This is a sparkling and witty allegory of the four types of organisation. the club culture, ruled over by Zeus; the role culture, whose patron saint is Apollo; the task culture, owing allegiance to Athena; and the existential culture, whose people come under the orbit of Dionysus. It is required reading for everybody who wants to be survivor in a world of changing organisational culture.



Gods Of Management

Gods Of Management Author Charles Handy
ISBN-10 0143102850
Release 1985
Pages 245
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&Lsquo;It Was Always A Myth That There Is One Best Way To Manage, But It Has Been A Pervasive Myth And A Damaging One, To Both Individuals And Organizations. The Greeks At Least Recognized A Variety Of Gods, Even If Each Had His Or Her Favourite. We Need A Law Of Requisite Variety In Management As Well As A Theory Of Cultural Propriety.&Rsquo; The Four Gods Of The Title Symbolize The Very Different Styles Of Management And Culture To Be Found In Today&Rsquo;S Organizations. Zeus Is The Dynamic Entrepreneur Who Rules Over Companies Of The Club Cluture, Characterized By Speed Of Decision And Rapid, Intuitive Communication. Apollo, God Of Order And Bureaucracy, Is The Patron Of The Role Culture, Based Not On Personalities But On Definition Of The Jobs To Be Done. Athena, Goddess Of Craftsmen, Recognized Only Expertise As The Basis Of Power And Influence: Hers Is The Task Culture. Dionysus Is The God Preferred By Artists And Professionals Within The Existential Culture, People Who Owe Little Or No Allegiance To A Boss. Under This Witty And Sparkling Allegory, Charles Handy, Britain&Rsquo;S Foremost Business Guru, Makes A Serious Analysis Of The Changing Patterns Of Work And Business. Gods Of Management Is A World Bestseller Which Is Required Reading For Managers, Business Students And Everyone Who Wants To Be A Survivor On A World Of Constantly Changing Organizational Culture.



The Second Curve

The Second Curve Author Charles Handy
ISBN-10 9781473506138
Release 2015-03-12
Pages 240
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Britain's leading guru looks to the future. Charles Handy is one of the giants of contemporary thought. His books on management – including Understanding Organizations and Gods of Management – have changed the way we view business. His work on broader issues and trends – such as Beyond Certainty – has changed the way we view society. In The Second Curve, Handy builds on a life's work to glimpse into the future and see what challenges and opportunities lie ahead. He looks at current trends in capitalism and asks whether it is a sustainable system. He explores the dangers of a society built on credit. He challenges the myth that remorseless growth is essential. He even asks whether we should rethink our roles in life – as students, parents, workers and voters – and what the aims of an ideal society of the future should be. Provocative and thoughtful as ever, he sets out the questions we all need to ask ourselves – and points us in the direction of some of the answers.



Against the Gods

Against the Gods Author Peter L. Bernstein
ISBN-10 9780470534533
Release 2012-09-11
Pages 400
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A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." -The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." -The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." -Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." -The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." -Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." -Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." -John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." -Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." -Money "A singular achievement." -Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." -The Australian



The Gods of Greenwich

The Gods of Greenwich Author Norb Vonnegut
ISBN-10 1250000351
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 496
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The author of "Top Producer" sets this electrifying follow-up in the high-rolling world of hedge funds, lending his seasoned perspective to a fresh, riveting financial thriller.



Gods at War

Gods at War Author Steven M. Davidoff
ISBN-10 0470543302
Release 2009-09-08
Pages 384
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An engaging exploration of modern-day deals and deal-making Gods at War details the recent deals and events that have forever changed the world of billion-dollar deal-making. This book is a whirlwind tour of the players determining the destiny of corporate America, including the government, private equity, strategic buyers, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds. It not only examines many of the game-changing takeover events that have occurred in the past years, but also puts them into context and exposes what is really going on behind the scenes on Wall Street. Gods at War completely covers the strategic issues that guide the modern-day deal, and since they unfold under the shadow of the law, it also focuses on the legal aspects of deal-making and takeovers. Each chapter unfolds through the lens of a recent transaction, from the battle between Yahoo! and Microsoft to the United Rental/Cerberus dispute Provides in-depth explanations and analysis of the events and actors that have shaped this fast-moving field Examines the federal government's regulation by deal approach to saving the financial system and explains the government's biggest "deals", including its bail-outs of AIG, Bank of America, and Citigroup Filled with in-depth insights that will enhance your understanding of this field, Gods at War offers an engaging look at deals and deal-makers in the context of recent historical events. It's a book for those who want to understand deals, takeovers, and the people and institutions who shape our world.



Twenty One Ideas for Managers

Twenty One Ideas for Managers Author Charles Handy
ISBN-10 IND:30000065158192
Release 2000-09-01
Pages 224
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Celebrated the world over for his gentle wit and keen insight into human behavior, Charles Handy is widely regarded as one of today's best social and business philosophers. This latest collection of Handy's work groups twenty-one of the revered BBC commentator's best essays on why organizations and the people in them behave the way they do. Beginning with "A World of Differences," which voices Handy's fresh take on diversity in the workplace, each essay is a bite-sized bit of humor and wisdom that sheds new light on what motivates people on the job. As useful as they are incisive, these twenty-one ideas should be heard by anyone seeking fresh perspectives on how better to manage themselves and others. Available for sale in the U.S. and Canada only.



Gods of Management

Gods of Management Author Charles B. Handy
ISBN-10 NWU:35556005457031
Release 1978
Pages 320
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Karma Queens Geek Gods and Innerpreneurs

Karma Queens  Geek Gods  and Innerpreneurs Author Ron Rentel
ISBN-10 9780071509718
Release 2007-04-12
Pages 256
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What really makes consumers tick? It's a question every marketer, innovator, entrepreneur, or trend-watcher strives to answer-especially in an age when certain types of consumers are increasingly instrumental in shaping national and even global buying habits. Karma Queens, Geek Gods and Innerpreneurs is your hands-on guide to getting inside the minds of the people who are setting the trends in art, music, technology, fashion, health, and every kind of consumer product and service. Based on thousands of hours of consumer research conducted by Consumer Eyes, a prominent New York-based marketing firm, this book uncovers nine influential consumer types and reveals how to connect with them, market to them, and create the products that will not only win them over, but their entire social networks as well! Consumer Eyes founder Ron Rentel takes an entertaining yet serious look at today's most emblematic consumers, analyzing everything from the products they buy, to the activities they enjoy, to the behaviors and attitudes they exhibit. You'll meet such real-life characters as: Karma Queens-women of a certain age who combine a desire to be in harmony with the universe with an appreciation of material pleasures Parentocrats-who act out of love to assure their kids security and happiness, yet often deny them the classical joys of childhood Denim Dads-for whom family involvement means more than climbing the corporate ladder Innerpreneurs-chief managers of their own “brand,” they find their inspiration within themselves By using C-Types-rich, three-dimensional consumer portraits combining quantifiable data with expressions of personality-Rentel identifies and illuminates the consumers who set the trends. He not only helps you understand Karma Queens, Geek Gods and other consumer types on a deeper level in order to reach them more effectively in your marketing and advertising, he also offers fresh insight into managing your brand and your business.



Myself and Other More Important Matters

Myself and Other More Important Matters Author Charles B. Handy
ISBN-10 0814401732
Release 2006
Pages 213
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The book was selected as one of STRATEGY + BUSINESS Best Business Books of 2008. The book was also selected by Leadershipnow.com as one of The Best Leadership Books of 2008. One of the worlds most influential living management thinkers, Charles Handy has year-after-year been listed alongside business gurus including Peter Drucker and Tom Peters in the prestigious Thinkers 50 list. His views on management and life have inspired and enlightened others for decades. Now, in Myself and Other More Important Matters, the bestselling author of books including The Age of Unreason shares his special brand of wisdom, giving readers uncommon insight into business and careers...as well as the choices we all have to make in our lives. Handy draws on the lessons of his own experience to help readers move beyond the facts they learned in business school and reflect on their own individual management style. With the philosophical elegance and eloquence Warren Bennis has described as his trademark, Handy discusses how one should develop ones career goals in line with personal values and sense of ethics. Handy entertainingly recounts what hes discovered along his own international journey: from lessons his father taught him growing up in Ireland to what he learned in Borneo in his days working for Royal Dutch Shell to Italy, where he bought and fixed up an old house in Tuscany all the way to America, where recent corporate scandals have shaken our understanding of what is ethical and acceptable. Throughout the book, Handy asks us to look at the role of work in our life, and what we truly find fulfilling. It is hard to imagine a better or wiser guide to work and lifes big questions.



Gods of Management

Gods of Management Author Charles B. Handy
ISBN-10 NWU:35556005457031
Release 1978
Pages 320
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Good,No Highlights,No Markup,all pages are intact, Slight Shelfwear,may have the corners slightly dented, may have slight color changes/slightly damaged spine.



The Gods of Olympus

The Gods of Olympus Author Barbara Graziosi
ISBN-10 9780805091571
Release 2014-03-11
Pages 304
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Chronicles the transformations of the Greek gods throughout history, evaluating their changing characters, stories and symbolic relevance in a variety of cultures spanning the ancient world through the Renaissance era. 35,000 first printing.



The Entrepreneurial Engineer

The Entrepreneurial Engineer Author David E. Goldberg
ISBN-10 9780470038956
Release 2006-08-25
Pages 240
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"Informative, provocative, and practical...developing the skills outlined in The Entrepreneurial Engineer is a necessity for a productive engineering career." —Raymond L. Price, William H. Severns Professor of Human Behavior Director, Illinois Leadership(r) Center, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign "I believe that The Entrepreneurial Engineer has the potential to change the landscape of what engineers learn and do." —John R. Koza, former CEO and chairman, Scientific Games Inc. and Consulting Professor, Stanford University "Dr. Goldberg provides the road map for engineers of the future to stay at the front of the wave by learning to think more like entrepreneurs. . . Consider this book your survival handbook for the rest of your life." —From the Foreword by Tim Schigel, Director Blue Chip Venture Company Entrepreneurial times call for The Entrepreneurial Engineer In an age when technology and business are merging as never before, today's engineers need skills matched with the times. Today, career success as an engineer is determined as much by an ability to communicate with coworkers, sell ideas, and manage time as by talent at manipulating a Laplace transform, coding a Java(r) object, or analyzing a statically indeterminate structure. This book covers those nontechnical skills needed by today's entrepreneurial engineers who mix strong technical know-how, business and organizational prowess, and an alert eye for opportunity. Author David Goldberg unlocks the keys to ten core competencies at the heart of what entrepreneurial engineers need to master to be effective in a fast-moving world of deals, teams, startups, and innovating corporations. You'll discover how to: Feel the essence-and the joys-of engineering Examine personal motivation and set goals Master time management and organization Write fast and well under pressure Prepare and deliver effective presentations Understand and practice good human relations Act ethically in matters large, small, and engineering Assess technology opportunities Understand teams, leadership, culture, and the organization of organizations



The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship

The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship Author Michael D. Konaris
ISBN-10 9780198737896
Release 2015-11-19
Pages 384
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The Greek Gods in Modern Scholarship examines major theories of interpretation of the Greek gods in German and British classical scholarship during the nineteenth and early twentieth century and their significance and influence. The volume explores the underlying assumptions and agendas of the rival theories in the light of their intellectual and cultural context, laying stress on how they were connected to broader contemporary debates over fundamentalquestions such as the origins and nature of religion, or the relation between Western culture and the 'Orient'. It also considers the impact of theories from this period on twentieth- and twenty-first-centuryscholarship on Greek religion and draws implications for the study of the Greek gods today.



Prometheus

Prometheus Author Associate Professor of Classical Studies Carol Dougherty
ISBN-10 9781134347520
Release 2006-01-30
Pages 176
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With no recent publications discussing Prometheus at length, this book provides a much-needed introduction to the Promethean myth of this rebellious god who defied Zeus to steal fire for mankind. Seeking to locate the nature of this compelling tale’s continuing relevance throughout history, Carol Dougherty traces a history of the myth of Prometheus from its origins in ancient Greece, to its resurgence in the works of the Romantic era and beyond. Offering a comparative approach that includes visual material and film, the book reveals a Prometheus who was a rebel against Zeus’ tyranny to Aeschylus, a defender of political and artistic integrity to Percy Bysshe Shelley, and a symbol of technological innovation during the industrial revolution; his resilience and adaptability illuminating his power and importance in Western culture. Prometheus is an essential introduction to the Promethean myth for all readers of classics, the arts and literature alike.