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"Flaherty has accomplished the impossible: making a systematic thinker out of me. I am particularly impressed by his skill in balancing chronology and themes, and that over a sixty-year-span. I have learned a great deal about my work from this book."
— Peter F. Drucker
"Peter F. Drucker is the organizational thought leader of the twentieth century. For the sake of our economy, our community, and our society, every citizen needs to be familiar with his work. John Flaherty's book is both an intellectual adventure and a practical guide to Peter Drucker's thinking. Peter Drucker: Shaping the Managerial Mind should be in the book bag of everyone hoping to lead change or build an effective organization."
— Frances Hesselbein, chairman of the board, the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management
"At last! This much-needed comprehensive review of Drucker's thought will prove invaluable for those seeking a course in Drucker 101."
—Sally Helgesen, author of The Web of Inclusion: Building a New Architecture for Great Organizations
"There is no doubt that Peter Drucker is our most significant contributor to the concept of modern management. There is also no doubt that John Flaherty has produced our most significant analysis of Drucker's contributions to date. The scope of this effort is extraordinary."
— Leonard A. Schlesinger, senior vice president for development and professor of sociology and public policy, Brown University
|Part 1||Discovering Modern Management|
|3||The End of Economic Man||19|
|4||The Future of Industrial Man||30|
|5||Concept of the Corporation||52|
|6||Establishing the Fundamentals||72|
|Part 2||On Strategy and Entrepreneurship|
|8||The Entrepreneurial Process||118|
|9||Investing in Change||138|
|10||Strategies for the Transitional Business||159|
|11||Tactics and Transformation||189|
|Part 3||On Executive Effectiveness|
|12||Managing in the Knowledge Society||227|
|13||Approaches to Effectiveness||248|
|14||Leadership and the Job of the Executive||271|
|15||Contribution, Commitment, and Concentration||292|
|16||Time, Strengths, and Communication||321|
|17||The Decision-Making Process||347|
|Published Work of Peter Drucker||407|
Posted January 11, 2000
I thoroughly enjoyed this book due to its in-depth treatment of Prof. Drucker's past. No other book has done this to this fine degree. The author has known Drucker for 40 years, so there is much insight built into the book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.