Search Results: "Peter F. Drucker"


BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PETER DRUCKER by Jack Beatty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1998

"Written with Drucker's cooperation, a loving portrait of a distinguished life that fails to measure up to its subject."
A slim volume by a senior editor of the Atlantic about the legendary figure who invented the business of management and whose theories profoundly influenced modern American corporations, including General Motors. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 29, 1968

The humanist view of the world which always held to some fundamental truth about experience, whether objective or subjective, has for a long while now been on the defensive. Read full book review >

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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 >

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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 >

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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

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 >

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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 >

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MANAGING IN A TIME OF GREAT CHANGE by Peter F. Drucker
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 16, 1995

"In brief: wise, wide-ranging guidance on issues that promise to engage the attention of leaders and followers through the end of the century and beyond."
Like the Energizer Bunny, Drucker just keeps on going, and going . . . beating the drum for perceptive, responsible management in the public as well as private sectors. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 11, 1990

"A fine contribution to a service sector that could use a management handbook of its very own."
From a management sage of unrivaled stature (The New Realities, 1989, etc.), philosophical as well as practical guidance on running nonprofit institutions. Read full book review >

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THE NEW REALITIES by Peter F. Drucker
Released: June 1, 1989

"Judgment calls and analyses that are (for a welcome change) trenchant, not trendy."
Provocative, wide-angle perspectives on contemporary sociopolitical and economic issues from a wise old head who has long since transcended his status as a management guru. Read full book review >

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Released: May 10, 1950

"A text that bears out Drucker's proved clarity of thinking in previous methods of presentation of ideas by charts and diagrams."
A provocative, interesting book — a non-Utopian, workable politi-economic model for our present-day industrial society which examines economic, governmental and social aspects of industrial enterprise and presents the author's theories of the desired threefold function of enterprise. Read full book review >

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POST-CAPITALIST SOCIETY by Peter F. Drucker
NON-FICTION
Released: April 14, 1993

"A thinking person's guide to the challenging world ahead."
Perceptive takes on the "postcapitalist" era, which, according to Drucker (Managing for the Future, 1992, etc.), got under way shortly after WW II. Read full book review >