Charts developments once envisaged by Keynes, Chase, Galbraith and Packard, and radical thinkers such as Chris Anderson. This book describes how many goods and services have moved from relative scarcity to relative abundance, and asks how this trend can be reconciled with the global issues of population growth and climate change.
Philip Sadler graduated from the London School of Economics with first class honours. He joined Ashridge Management College (now the Ashridge Business School) as Director of Research and subsequently became Chief Executive, a position he held for twenty years, leading the team which built Ashridge's reputation as one of the world's leading Business Schools. He is now a life vice-president of the College. Philip's practical experience in the business world has been gained through non-executive directorships in printing, banking, healthcare, consultancy, and engineering (including a spell as company chairman). He is an honorary senior fellow and patron of the think tank Tomorrow's Company, having served for three years as a member of the Board and Chairman of the Research Committee. He was a co-author of the 2004 report Restoring Trust; investment in the 21st century and the 2005 report The Ageing population, Pensions and Wealth Creation. More recently he helped draft the report Tomorrows Global Company and co-authored its most recent publication, Tomorrow's Owners. In 1986 he was appointed CBE for services to management education. He holds the honorary degrees of Doctor of Science of City University and Doctor of Business Administration of De Montfort University. He is a gold medallist of the Chartered Institute of Management, a Fellow of the International Academy of Management and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Philip Sadler has authored more than 10 books on management topics.