"At 5:21am on February 3, 2012, Albie M. Davis said…
Wow! Very interesting, Philippa. I assume you do know that Seebohm Rowntree became a big fan of Mary Parker Follett, brought her to the UK to give talks to businessmen.…"
"Thank you for the welcome Albie.
I live around the corner from the original Rowntree Factory. I did not know Mary Follett had visited here so I will research that. Thanks for the information. REgards Philippa"
Wow! Very interesting, Philippa. I assume you do know that Seebohm Rowntree became a big fan of Mary Parker Follett, brought her to the UK to give talks to businessmen. Lyndall Urwick, co-editor of Dynamic Administration, worked for Rowntree at that time. While at the Rowntree Foundation I came across some of the wonderful thinking and work of the British Quaker chocolate makers. Very fascinating. An influence on Follett, I suspect. Keep us posted of your discoveries! I think it is to Lyndall Urwick (who admits he lifted some of Follett's works from Dame Katharine Furse, and I think that Dame Katharine made it possible for him to do so, but this is all my private speculation) that we owe thanks for knowing what we do about Follett. I met his widow in Australia in the early 1990s.
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