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10 thoughts on “The Elephant and the Flea

  1. says:

    Since I read this than ten years after publication It is a little unfair to be too critical of the ideas It is a good read if dated in some places Having spent a good chunk of my working life in the flea pit my interpretation of his f

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    I liked this book a lot for someone who chose a life of a divergent individualism instead of a competitive individualism to make a life that he wants to live instead of running in the rat race For this I give this book a 45 The book is about living his life and what he learned as he reflects back into a life he just lived Handy for

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    Immediately Handy establishes and then sustains a direct and personal rapport with his reader The tone is conversational With regard to the title Handy observes Elephants and fleas is an odd metaphor eually unflattering to both groups I hit upon it by chance when looking for a way in a public lecture to explain why large organizations needed irritant individuals or groups to introduce the innovations and ideas essentia

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    Charles Handy the economist and author has written a number of remarkable business books remarkable in that they aren’t full of energetic how to counsel intended to send entrepreneurs and business leaders off in a new c

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    In a nutshell the book has talked about the large organizations Elephant employing thousands of employees and an individual employee Flea in a large socio economic contest More importantly it talks about the changing envi

  6. says:

    Written in 2001 but still very relevant today Charles Handy describes the challenges of transitioning from being an employee of a large organisation the elephant to running a portfolio career as a flea buzzing around the elephants he describes well the opportunities and challenges this new way of working brings

  7. says:

    one of the best books on the philosophy of business

  8. says:

    Highly recommended by a Korean headhunter who I much admireGreat story of a man who leaves corporate life to start his own small business Good for people making career decisions

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    Mary

  10. says:

    Yet another one of my favourites Powerful ideas put into simple buzz free elouent prose

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Discusses everything from the and the eBook #10003 author's childhood in a Irish vicarage to Oxford Universi. Since I read this than ten years after publication It is a little unfair to be too critical of the ideas It is a good read if dated in some places Having spent a good chunk of my working life in the flea pit my interpretation of his flea world I understand his premiseThere were also a number of good ideas For example1 when you were born in the year has a long standing effect on you in school this was also tackled by M Gladwell in one of his books2 snakes and ladders of education when you reach the top of one ladder you have to start at the bottom of the next one3 chunked work Home Gift Stud 10% study I would call this tithing time for your research4 why are shareholders given such priority in the Anglo American version of capitalism It is not as if they actually own the company in any real sense The shareholders aren t financing the business just betting on itA degree is not a ualification but a license to learnHis Last Thoughts chapter was interesting If the other side of freedom s coin is aloneness then the obverse of independence is selfishness for living up to the possibilities with yourself can mean ignoring the possibilities in anyone elseThe independent life is and invitation to selfishness and a recipe for a very privatized societyOther uotesprecisvirtual communitiescreate only the illusion of intimacy and a pretense of communityOne of my favourites Passion is much stronger than mission or purpose Passionate people move mountains where the missionaries can only preach Amen brother

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The Elephant and the Flea

Ty to his first job as an oil executive with Royal DutchShell in the Far East to a professorship at the Lond. Written in 2001 but still very relevant today Charles Handy describes the challenges of transitioning from being an employee of a large organisation the elephant to running a portfolio career as a flea buzzing around the elephants he describes well the opportunities and challenges this new way of working brings

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On Business School and finally to his status as an eminent social philosopher and international business gur. Mary