The New Philanthropists

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A new generation of practical philanthropists are uncovered in this inspiring account from eminent management writer and business guru Charles Handy. The new philanthropists are men and women who have made their own fortunes and decided to move on from financial success to aiding those in need. They are doing so not simply by giving their money away to charities and agencies but by helping actively, working on the spot with those who need their aid, and ensuring that their initiatives are sustainable in the long term. This new wave of good-doers includes the Sydney restaurateur Jeff Gambin, who personally helps to cook hot and cold menus for homeless people; Niall Mellon, a young Irish property developer who is replacing shacks in a South African township with breeze-block homes; and Sara Davenport, who sold her art gallery and set up a breast-cancer care center to offer integrated, holistic treatment and support. These captivating interviews and the stories they tell will encourage and inspire.

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Charles Handy is a writer and broadcaster. His books have sold more than one million copies and include The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat, and The Elephant and the Flea. Elizabeth Handy is a portrait photographer whose work has been widely exhibited and published.

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"Handy's way of living in the world . . . is the topic of this magnificent book. I can only beg that it be savored . . . it could well be a life-turner.'  —Tom Peters on Myself and Other More Important Matters"A godsend. Britain's leading management writer is consistently provocative, highly readable, and insightful. You might not always agree with him, but he is sure to get you thinking. Myself and Other More Important Matters . . . uses all his varied experience . . . to ask further searching questions about how we live and work and where society is headed."  —Daily Telegraph on Myself and Other More Important Matters"Charles Handy's books, The Age of Unreason, The Empty Raincoat and Beyond Certainty have secured him uncontested guru status.'  —Scotland on Sunday"His appeal stretches beyond the business classes and he has a spiritual quality unlike other management writers."  —The Times
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