Search Results: "Peter F. Alexander"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1994

"His own story, however, turns out to be mundane. (8 pages b&w photos)"
Alexander sets a standard of thoroughness for future works on Paton, but the treasures unearthed by his impressive research are few and far between in this tell-too-much biography. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 29, 1999

"Admittedly, there is material here that falls a few sparks short of explosive—the scant depth of the rufous piha's nest, for example—but Skutch always invests his findings with the high purpose of bell-clear scholarship, even when of the footnote variety. (27 line drawings)"
Skutch (A Naturalist Amid Tropical Splendor, 1987, etc.) has had the chance, the curiosity, and the resolve—for over 70 years—to observe the habits of little-known tropical birds, and the gleanings here add random, intelligent insights to our stock of avian wonder. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 29, 1981

"But even the narrowest of the pieces on management- and work-related issues—corporate boards, retirement, public-service programs—have something eye-opening to say."
Diverse essays, 1972-80, looking as usual chiefly to the future—a natural outlook for the nation's top business-management advisor and goad. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Dec. 20, 2011

"A fascinating look at some of the underlying issues behind numbers—negative numbers in particular—though perhaps more as a curiosity than for practical application."
Erickson delves into the nature of numbers, what they are, how we have formulated them throughout history, where we've gone wrong and how we can fix it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: May 6, 1970

"Neatly argued, with points enumerated, expanded, illustrated, and tucked away, this is an accessible sampling of Drucker's insights on technological trends, their management, and their social implications."
Drucker has assembled twelve essays from his substantial backlog of conference papers and magazine articles of the past dozen years to convey the shape and substance of his thought on "how Man works." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

MEN, IDEAS, AND POLITICS by Peter F. Drucker
Released: July 28, 1971

"Drucker, a business school professor, has written several books, including The Concept of the Corporation (1964) and Technology, Management and Society (1970)."
Though it offers gleanings for students of economic theory and business, on balance this assortment of essays lacks weight as well as integration. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 16, 1976

"Discussion of the subject is timely and though the book is filled with polemic, it may be the spark that ignites debate."
According to Peter Drucker, the last quarter century has witnessed an unrecorded economic gyration toward nothing short of a unique and salutary American brand of socialism—the ultimate ownership of the nation's business by the nation's workers, as beneficiaries of pension trusts. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

GLENN GOULD by Peter F. Ostwald
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 1997

One of Gould's friends memorializes the virtuoso pianist. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 5, 1985

"In brief, then, a provocative prescriptive guide that takes the measure of the responsibilities of both management and society in a fast-changing marketplace."
At a guess, Drucker's latest contribution to management literature will command appreciably less than half the attention being lavished on A Passion for Excellence (422). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 28, 2006

"Not for the mathematically faint of heart, but a serious, rarefied attempt to construe reality outside the dominant paradigm."
Vigorous forays into the thickets of time and space in pursuit of absolutes. Read full book review >