Search Results: "Peter F. Drucker"


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

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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: 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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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

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

Released: April 24, 1939

"Not light reading, but constructive, challenging, worth while."
A text booky title which will make the general reading public gun-shy. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Oct. 1, 1986

"An agreeable blend of ad-rem commentary and prescriptive counsel, with durable appeal for a broad readership."
Another 37 pieces of Drucker's lively mind. 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 >

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"Effective execution."
Peter Drucker is announced here as "the first among the leading management thinkers of our time, to have addressed himself to the executive role in the age of the computer." Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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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 >