Search Results: "Peter F. Drucker"


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: 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 >

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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 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 >

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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: 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: 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 >

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"But on this stand, he is persuasive and stimulating, and writes with clarity and force."
Drucker's bold look-ahead proceeds from many of the economic and engineering facts of life in present-day America. 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 >

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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Released: June 1, 1982

"Still: these are elegant people elegantly pondering diplomacy, etiquette, finance, adultery, anti-Semitism, history, old age, and the approaching Great War—and readers partial to a sedate, old-world sensibility will be richly rewarded."
Stately, low-key fiction from the well-known management guru: loosely connected vignettes (Drucker compares them to the movements of a quartet) from the lives of four distinguished Europeans who reach their later years around the turn-of-the-century. Read full book review >