Pre-dotcom crash, pre-banking crisis, this 1997 classic stands the test of time.

by Stefan Stern

Beyond Capitalism - A quest for purpose in the modern world
Charles Handy
Hutchinson, 1997

Charles Handy is often described, in one of those rather hyperbolical phrases, as 'Britain's only world-class management guru'. This can be challenged - for one thing, Handy is Irish born and, for another, his remit runs wider than management.

But he is certainly a distinguished bestselling author and thinker, with over a dozen books to his name.

In The Hungry Spirit he marked a formal shift from the narrower world of management writing into something broader.

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