World According to Peter Drucker / Edition 1

World According to Peter Drucker / Edition 1

by Jack Beatty
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0767903021

ISBN-13: 2900767903027

Pub. Date: 12/29/1998

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group


Peter Drucker's influence is global: his twenty-nine books have sold over five million copies, and they have been translated into nearly every language in the world. His views on management industrial organization, business strategy, leadership development and employee motivation have tutored not just companies but countries -- Drucker served as a guru to the

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Peter Drucker's influence is global: his twenty-nine books have sold over five million copies, and they have been translated into nearly every language in the world. His views on management industrial organization, business strategy, leadership development and employee motivation have tutored not just companies but countries -- Drucker served as a guru to the postwar Japanese economic miracle -- and he has an earned reputation for forecasting future social and economic trends. His concepts and coinages are the stuff of contemporary management thought; they include "privatization" "the knowledge worker" "management by objectives" "postmodern" and "discontinuity" as a principle to understand this era of vertiginous change. Drucker's ideas and books gain authority from his work as a management consultant; for fifty years he has immersed himself in the management challenges of Fortune 500 corporations, museums, charitable foundations, churches, hospitals, small businesses, universities, governments, and even baseball teams -- Yogi Berra was once a client.


The World According to Peter Drucker is the first biography and concise intellectual portrait of one of the twentieth century's great minds -- "the greatest thinker management theory has produced" in the words of The Economist. Written with Drucker's full cooperation, the book ranges over six decades of Drucker's work from his early antifascist writings to his very latest books. The reader learns the inside story of why Drucker's classic study of General Motors, Concept of the Corporation, was scorned by GM's storied chairman, Alfred P. Sloan; watches over Drucker's shoulder as he virtually invents management and management theory; and notes the recurring paradox of Drucker's career: the "man who invented the corporate society" has been a sometimes sulphuric critic of capitalist excess. Indeed, Drucker, the author writes, should be seen as "a moralist of our business civilization."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900767903027
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/29/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
220

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
1. A Singular Education
2. "I Write"
3. In Search of the New Society
4. Inside GM
5. The Basic Disturbance of the Twentieth Century
6. Inventing Management
7. The Age of Discontinuity
8. Bring Your Own Machete
9. "God Does Not Need a Management Consultant"
Notes
Indexed List of Books by Peter Drucker

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