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The Handy Guide to the Gurus of Management
Charles Handy was, for many years, a professor at the London Business School. He is now an independent writer and broadcaster. He describes himself, these days, as a social philosopher.
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A street typist in Calcutta, India
Episode 6: Sumantra Ghoshal- biography

Professor Ghoshal from Calcutta, India, holds doctoral degrees in Management from both MIT and Harvard. He holds the Robert P. Bauman Chair in Strategic Leadership at the London Business School and is the founding Dean of the new Indian School of Business new Indian Business School in Hyderabad, India.

He has also taught at INSEAD, France and at MIT's Sloan School of Management, Boston, USA.

When not teaching and researching Professor Ghoshal consults with several companies around the world and works with several professional journals.

His most recent book, Managing Radical Change, explores how organisations can achieve radical improvement and survive in a rapidly changing business environment.

He has published numerous award winning articles and books, including a series in the Harvard Business Review on the Changing Role of Top Management that looked at how leaders can unleash the human spirit which makes initiatives, creativity and entrepreneurship possible.

A brilliant keynote speaker, Professor Ghoshal captivates his audience with his enthusiastic style that is as stimulating as it is informative and insightful

'Managing Across Borders', Boston MA, Harvard B.S.P., 1989
'The Individualized Corporation', Boston MA, Harvard B.S.P., 1997

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doctoral degrees
very advanced postgraduate qualifications, also called PhD's

person in charge of a division of study in a university

offers specialist advice to people or organizations

set free and allow to act with full force

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