Search Results: "Peter F. Drucker"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1992

"An agreeable pastiche of commentary and broadly prescriptive counsel that touches on a host of prospectively vital issues."
More short-take pieces of Drucker's lively mind. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 28, 1979

"Drucker also gets off some unorthodox comments on American social institutions (he's big, for instance, on the small college) without letting his conservative bias make him less than stimulating and entertaining."
It comes as a surprise to learn that Peter Drucker, the guru of business management, grew up among the intelligentsia of 1920s Vienna, where Freud's doings were discussed at the dinner table, social responsibility was de rigueur, and business was beneath notice. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 30, 1980

"So much, too, for Drucker's latest go at managing the world from a swivel chair: it satisfices."
Some directives for business and institutional managers, some global-think for the Executive Board. Read full book review >

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MANAGING FOR RESULTS by Peter F. Drucker
Released: April 22, 1964

"And, yes, while you're at it — make some money."
"The business of America," in the unforgettable words of our 30th President, "is business." Mr. Drucker has a penchant for comparable profundities. 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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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: 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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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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Released: May 1, 1984

"Here, however, in stiff morality-play form (deadly dialogues and internal monologues), the material is dull, occasionally confusing—and only for those with a passionate involvement in the specific issues here."
Drucker's first novel, The Last of All Possible Worlds (1982), was stately, static, but rich and intriguing too. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Feb. 6, 1973

"And 'value' largely depends on what the customer is looking for."
A shop manual for business executives, a declaration of the rights and duties of workers and management, a rehash of Drucker's previous work, a rundown on the latest in management thinking — there's some of each in these 819 easy-to-read pages by an expert popularizer of such subjects. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Invaluable advice for building a business bridge to the 21st century."
The master of management theory (Managing for the Future, 1992, etc.) combines a succinct vision of what's ahead with a condensed training course for weathering the change. 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 >