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ISBN-13: 978-0312320119 ISBN-10: 0312320116 Edition: Reprint

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  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312320116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312320119
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,072,383 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Touted as the longtime business analyst's last book, this is a compilation of essays culled from previously published material. In these pieces, which are not arranged in chronological order, Drucker covers trends, emerging industries, and management and sociological changes that can adversely affect or expand the bottom line for businesses. Drucker tracks the U.S.' movement away from a manufacturing-based to a service-oriented economy specializing in industries such as technology, health care, and management. Drucker provides insight into the emerging industry of biotechnology and the new profession of knowledge management. What is the growth trend for biotechnology? Stocks for biotechnology are not expected to zoom to overinflated proportions, as dot-com stocks did, and Drucker tells us why. He also takes us back to past events that have shaped our current society, such as the Industrial Revolution and the evolution of the businessman from the gentleman to the technologist. For 60 years, Drucker has written expertly about what he knows best, and his wisdom shines through here. His loyal audience will line up for this one. Eileen Hardy
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"Our debt to Peter Drucker know no limits." -Tom Peters
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Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) was considered the top management thinker of his time. He authored over 25 books, with his first, The End of Economic Man published in 1939. His ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. One of his most famous disciples alive today is Jack Welch. He was a teacher, philosopher, reporter and consultant.

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It is still very concise, clear and have great insight as usual.
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Peter Drucker integrates modern information technology with the business and organizational dynamics of the present and future.
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It is an essential read for anyone who wants to take a hold of and manage their lives (personal as well as corporate).
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46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Bradley A. Swope on September 24, 2002
Format: Hardcover
REVIEW: Drucker tends to write two types of management books. One type is the more practical/"how-to" type of book where he aims directly at improving the effectiveness of managers of all types through their actions. Such books as "Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices" (1974), "Innovation & Entrepreneurship" (1985), "Managing for Results" (1964), and "The Effective Executive" (1967) fall into this category (all of which are still highly relevant). The second type, while still practical, primarily aims at imparting a broader level of understanding of politics, economy, and society (and their trends) to help executives make effective longer-term decisions and shape the future of their organizations. His typical approach in these books is to bring an historical perspective (over decades or even centuries) into understanding the current trends of human activity that are shaping the future. Drucker's "The Age of Discontinuity" (1969), "Managing in a Time of Great Change" (1995), and "Management Challenges for the 21st Century" (1999) are examples of this type. "Managing in the Next Society" (2002) falls into the second category.
The book is actually a collection of articles that Drucker has published from 1996-2001. The basic theme is that it is not the "New Economy" that executives (and all leaders) should be trying to understand it's the "Next Society". The chapters generally touch upon the three major trends that he's identified as shaping the Next Society: the decline of the young population, the decline of manufacturing, and the emergence of the information revolution.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Dan E. Ross on July 14, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Despite being a huge Drucker Fan I give this book a four star rating. In saying this, the book was interesting and a good learning process but it didn't cause me to experience a paradigm shift. The Global Economy and the Nation State (ch. 14) saved my rating of the book because it was so insightful. I found much of the book to be filler because a lot of the content can be found in other Drucker books and can be found from chapter to chapter in this book. To put it into perspective, at least four chapters are nothing more than edited interviews with the author that were published in magazines and I kept finding facts / quotes repeated again and again.
Managing in the Next Society by Peter Drucker is the latest book by the author. The book is a collection of articles and interviews by Drucker in recent years. More specifically, chapters in this book have originally appeared in The Economist, Red Herring, Business 2.0., Inc. Magazine, New Perspectives, Foreign Affairs magazine, Viewpoint, Leaders to Leader, Atlantic Monthly, The Wall Street Journal and in the Harvard Business Review. So, while I wouldn't be surprised if Drucker fans have read one or two of these chapters via magazines I would be surprised if any reader has read most of the content before publication of this book.
The book is segmented into four different sections. They are: The Information Society, Business Opportunities, The Changing World Economy and The Next Society. Each section has approximately 60 - 80 pages of text and the book is easy to read, as most Drucker books are.
If you haven't read anything by the author before don't start here.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Craig L. Howe on August 5, 2002
Format: Hardcover
It is a sobering thought.
In his latest book, Peter F. Drucker, writer, lecturer, business philosopher, argues convincingly argues the greatest technological changes of the Information Revolution lie ahead and most of them will have little to do with information.
To illustrate, Drucker retreats to the dawn of the Industrial Revolution. James Watt improved the steam engine in 1776; it was not until 1785 when the engine was harnessed to an industrial operation - the spinning of cloth, that society appreciated its benefits. During the following half century, Drucker notes, output increased and the price of cotton textiles fell 90 per cent.
In short order the great majority of manufacturing processes were mechanized. Yet it was not until the 1820s with the adaptation of the steam engine to land based transportation - the railroad - that society witnessed its first new product. It was without precedent and it transformed the economy, society and politics of its day.
The Information Revolution is standing today at the same doorstep where the Industrial Revolution in 1820, Drucker believes.
Some of the chapters of the book, which are essays or articles that have been previously published, deal with management topics; some do not. Although none offers a cure-all, it remains a management book. The societal and social changes will dominate the executive's thinking for the next 10 to 15 years. His or her response, Drucker says, may be more important for the success or failure of their organizations than their response to any economic event.
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