Profit has to be a means to other ends rather than an end in itself.

-Charles Handy
Charles Handy

Most of us prefer to walk backward into the future, a posture that may be uncomfortable but which at least allows us to keep on looking at familiar things as long as we can.

Charles Handy
Ordinary citizens are so accepting of what is going on, grumbling when their material interests were affected, but seemingly accepting the spiritual poverty so characteristic of today.
Charles Handy

The sobering thought is that individuals and societies are not, in the end, remembered for how they made their money, but for how they spent it.

Charles Handy
In a knowledge economy, a good business is a community with a purpose, not a piece of property.
Charles Handy

I believe that a lot of our striving after the symbols and levers of success is due to a basic insecurity, a need to prove ourselves. That done, grown up at last, we are free to stop pretending.

Charles Handy
We learn by reflecting on what has happened. The process seldom works in reverse, although most educational processes assume that it does. We hope that we can teach people how to live before they live, or how to manage before they manage.
Charles Handy

Forget land, buildings, or machines-the real source of wealth today is intelligence, applied intelligence. We talk glibly of "intellectual property" without taking on board what it really means. It isn't just patent rights and brand names; it is the brains of the place.

Charles Handy
A consultant solves other people"s problems. I could never do that. I want to help other people solve their own problems.
Charles Handy

If economic progress means that we become anonymous cogs in some great machine, then progress is an empty promise.

Charles Handy
We are all prisoners of our past. It is hard to think of things except in the way we have always thought of them. But that solves no problems and seldom changes anything.