Preface (A.G. Bedeian). And fate walked in (A.G. Bedeian). Is "infinite kindness": an ethical guide for management? (C. West Churchman). A surprised academic: learning from others while walking on thin ice (D.J. Hickson). The life and times of a perennial student (T.A. Mahoney). Catching reality in flight (A.M. Pettigrew). Having the bubble (K.H. Roberts). Getting to see what's out there (W. Skinner). Appendix. Index.