Next Opus Distinguished Speaker is Charles Handy St. Thomas Newsroom November 15, 2003 Charles Handy, widely recognized as Europe’s best known and most influential management thinker, will visit the business school on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5.Handy is an expert on the future of work and organizational management. His books include Understanding Organizations and The Empty Raincoat: Making Sense of the Future. His latest book, published in 2002, is The Elephant and the Flea. He worked at Royal Dutch Shell International as a marketing executive, economist and management educator. In 1967, he helped to start the London Business School.While at St. Thomas, Handy will deliver the keynote address at the 14th annual Stakeholder Dialogue.