The book is deceivingly simple to read. You can select any section which interests you and it will stand alone. But this is also a workbook. The regular practices that McCay suggests are easier to read than to do, because they require dedication to your goal and discipline.
We have wondered what would McCay’s focus be if he were alive today. In the closing remarks of this book we begin to see McCay’s awareness of changing global responsibilities. He was expanding from single business to economy, from teams to cultures.
How would McCay have responded to the challenges placed upon the nation-state when mass media, global telecommunications and cheap international air travel have removed the distance between peoples of like values in different countries and cultures?
In the years after The Management of Time was published, McCay was quoted:
“The 20th century requires a new dimension – the dimension of consciousness, of self-knowledge”.
The search for meaning in life and our heightened awareness of mysticism has paved the way for the popularity of Depak Chopra, Shirley MacLaine and James Redfield as accepted parts of popular culture. Had McCay’s plans for the Integron Centre – a place to blend management, mysticism and futurism with participating leaders from business, government and academia – materialized these are the bold thinkers that he would have attracted.
In the pages that follow, be prepared to be challenged and stretched.
5 Key Questions
- 1. What is the book about?
- 2. Do I want to explore this subject now?
- 3. What are the author’s qualifications?
- 4. Is this the sort of person who can help me grow?
- 5. How well does the author organize his material?
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