Reaching back as far as 1954 with his treatise "Management by Objectives and Self-Control" ("Each manager, from the 'big boss' down to the production foreman or the chief clerk, needs clearly spelled-out objectives" that clarify expected contributions "to the attainment of company goals in all areas of the business"), Drucker's now-established ideas take on a surprising new relevancy when remixed equally pioneering ideas from the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. Between the thoughtful "Management as Social and Liberal Art" through the provocative "From Analysis to Perception--The New Worldview" (both originally published in 1988's The New Realities), this book revisits some of modern management's most inspired writing and presents it in a way that should appeal to both newcomers and those needing a refresher course on Drucker's basic beliefs. --Howard Rothman --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I found this lacked depth and more about the author bragging about his connection to Drucker. I wanted very much to like this, but in the end finished it and moved on to a Drucker... Read morePublished 2 months ago by R. Fisher
Best Business Book on the planet. He was so awesome I bought my son a copy! I dd vasseurPublished 3 months ago by Bradford Vasseur
It might be that Peter Drucker's philosophies have so pervaded modern business culture, but I found that this book was fairly "lite" with insights that I was already... Read morePublished 5 months ago by DavS
Peter Drucker's book is excellent. The company set me the paperback instead of the hardback.Published 5 months ago by emltowe
Excellent collection of Drucker's best work.If you are only going to read one of his books this should be it. You may then be inspired to pick up some of the other ones.Published 5 months ago by William L. Mince
You want to know management -- read Drucker. You want to know leadership - read Drucker. You want to avoid the overnight new business theories that will be gone tomorrow - read... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Edward G Johnson