Are you a tradesman or a craftsman?

A tradesman does their work as a means to an end whereas a craftsman does their work from a desire to do the job well for its own sake. Which are you or are you a bit of both?

The Craftsman

Using the word "man" in the non-gender specific sense, Richard Sennett, a Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics, explores the difference in the profoundly thought-providing book The Craftsman.

Sennett also develops a convincing argument that pure economic competition without significant co-operation will never produce truly good work.

He also argues that we are in danger of being "hand and head divided" by the growing tendency to over rely on the computer-based design technology.

Great value for £6.99!

Check out The Craftsman online.

Link to www.bioteamsdesign.com

About Ken Thompson

Ken Thompson delivers keynote conference speeches, workshop facilitation and in-house consultancy in four key business areas:

  1. Creating High Performing Teams in enterprises including Virtual and Mobile Teams (based on the Bioteams Book)
  2. Establishing effective Collaborative Business Networks enabling companies to co-operate effectively in areas such as sales and product development (based on the book - The Networked Enterprise)
  3. How to use the latest social media technologies including blogging and online communities to promote enterprises, brand, organisation or event
  4. Development of graphical on-line interactive Business Dashboards and What-if Simulators for organisations to support Performance Improvement, Strategy Development and Executive Team Development.

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