Managerialism, laughter and heaven

11 November 2015 | Management Creative Faith & Society

A talk given as part of the Wednesday evening communion service at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square on 11 November 2015. Douglas writes:

'Rash as the claim may be, it seems likely that no-one in history has previously been foolish enough to combine the themes of managerialism, laughter and heaven in a single talk. The influences which stirred me to try were the death this summer of St Martin's visionary vicar and friend, Geoffrey Brown, and the publication of my managerial; farce/satirical thriller 'MBA'. I'm very grateful to St Martin's clergy for the opportunity to offer this talk, and to the choral scholars and to Martha Ellen Zenfell for surrounding it with music and poetry.'

'There are pieces of writing on this website which straddle two of its three categories (management, faith/society and creative writing), but I think this is the first to tick all the boxes. Of course the more important box it needs to tick is the reader's.'

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