The Age of Unreason

Charles Handy

Publisher: Arrow, 1995, 217 pages

ISBN: 0-09-954831-3

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 2:32 a.m.

If you put a frog in cold water and slowly heat it, the frog will eventually let itself be boiled to death. We, too, will not survive if we don't respond to the radical way in which the world is changing. From now on, success and happiness will depend on an understanding of the boiled frog, and other concepts described in this bestselling book:

  • Upside-Down Thinking
  • Personal Re-Framing
  • Telecommuting
  • The Electronic Shamrock
  • The Triple I Organization
  • The Inverted Doughnut
  • Horizontal Fast-Tracking
  • Portfolio Marriages

In The Age of Unreason Britain's foremost business guru provides an inspiring vision of an era of new discoveries, new enlightenment and new freedoms. It is a book to turn your understanding of the world on its head.

  • Part One: Changing
    1. The Argument
    2. The Numbers
    3. The Theory
  • Part Two: Working
    • Introduction
    1. The Shamrock Organization
    2. The Federal Organization
    3. The Triple I Organization
  • Part Three: Living
    • Introduction
    1. Portfolios
    2. Re-inventing Education
    3. An Upside-Down Society
  • Epilogue


The Age of Unreason

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Very Good ******** (8 out of 10)

Last modified: May 21, 2007, 3:25 a.m.

Charles Handy, what more is there to say?


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