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Charles Handy - A Conversation & Book Signing

Monday, January 28, 2008



Noon, Monday, Jan. 28, Balch Auditorium – Scripps College


Charles Handy has long been acknowledged as one of the top management thinkers in the world. He has written some of the most influential books of our time on organizations, the future of work and society, and has been called by some the British Peter Drucker. Millions of radio listeners have enjoyed his Thoughts for the Day on BBC radio.

Now, it’s your chance to hear social philosopher Charles Handy.

Handy, who is coming to Claremont as the first Distinguished Drucker Scholar, will be marking the U.S. launch of his autobiography, MYSELF AND OTHER MORE IMPORTANT MATTERS.

In the book, Handy draws on his formative experiences to reflect on larger questions of identity, values, ethics, purpose, success and happiness. It is “not so much the story of my life,” he says, “as the lessons that I have tried to learn from that life, often painful lessons as I came to terms with what I could not be, as well as what I could be.”

Handy will speak and then engage in conversation with Rick Wartzman, director of the Drucker Institute. Afterward, Handy will sign copies of his autobiography along with several of his bestsellers, all of which will be available for purchase.

He and his wife, the photographer Elizabeth Handy, will be in residence at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management and the Drucker Institute, Claremont Graduate University, from Jan. 24 through Feb. 27.

Seating is limited, so reservations are strongly recommended. Please RSVP to Catherine Herrera at:



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