“If you put a frog in water and slowly heat it, the frog will eventually let itself be boiled to death. We, too, will not survive unless we actively respond to the radical . In this book, Charles Handy shows why we need more unreasonable men and women today with the ability to break out of old ways of thinking in order to use. This article is about the science fiction series; The Age of Unreason (ISBN ) is also the title of a book by Charles Handy. The Age of Unreason is a .

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It opened my mind to thinking of work and education in a different ways. Here he was very much predicting flexi-working in the way that we have come to see it. Being comfortable with change is what allows learning that leads to success according to Handy. Learning is not for the intellectuals, who often shine at the theorizing stage, but are incurious and unadventurous and therefore add little to their experience as they go through life.

The first is to adapt. The constant gardener 26 March – 2 Comments. Books by Charles B. One set of questions, duly answered and tested and reflected upon, leads on to another.


The Age of Unreason

Below are key excerpts from the book that I found particularly insightful: This is what I believe, and this is what gives me hope. Other editions – View all The age of unreason Charles B.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. People clearly knreason change their pattern and what are the costs and benefits. Return to Book Page.

The Age of Unreason by Charles B. Handy

Great book as all books from professor Handy. This site uses cookies. The constant gardener Hi Bruce – thanks for your comment – I find that in collaboration, Handy’s corporate and life lf, and his futuristic thinking, combine to provide a roadmap for a new way of thinking in society, in corporations and in work life.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. I read this book as I started my Consulting career. Such an inspiring book.

Feb 28, Timothy Molina rated it liked it. We may feel inadequate and demoted.

Without fear, I feel more like a victor than a victim and my sense of worth is restored. These employees receive minimal pay and have minimal training and support.

George Bernard Shaw observed that the reasonable man adapts himself to the world while the unreasonable man persists in trying to jnreason the world to himself. Sign up for top business book summaries, delivered to your inbox every Tuesday for free. Together these equal Added Value. Restoring your sense of worth and valuing others lifts the obstacles to changing, learning and growing.


Increasingly, it is contracted out to organizations I call the second leaf of the shamrock Exploitation and exploration 18 December – 0 Comment. My contribution is essential because it creates a sense of value greater than I do alone.

Jan 06, Lamec Mariita rated it really liked it. In a nutshell, the book claimed that we will not survive unless we actively respond to the radical way our world is changing.

A genuine classic by a man who was the “creme de la creme” of management gurus, relevant and insightful, and all the more wge given it was written some 25 years ago. Separation and divorce often seem to occur because one partner wants to change the pattern and the other does not.