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Managing for the Future Paperback – March 26, 1993
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- Michael D. Kathman, St. John's Univ. Lib., Collegeville, Minn.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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“Managing for the Future”, first printing in 1992, consists of 39 chapters written between August 1986; [Drucker original quotes follow] “in the same week I wrote the first draft of what was published – in early winter of 1989 – as Chapter 4 in my book The New Realities under the title “When the Russian Empire is Gone” – in which I predicted the inevitable failure of Mr. Gorbachev’s economic policies, the equally inevitable collapse of communism, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union”; and August 1991 “in the week after the Communist hardliners’ putsch against Mr. Gorbachev had failed.”
Today, we all know, that the Soviet Union was declared as dissolved on December 8, 1991.
Russia, Ukraine and Belarus established the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in its place. Today CIS has nine full member states – Ukraine is no member state anymore.
With a view on Peter Drucker’s lessons for the future I want to select some topics with original Peter Drucker quotes. Where appropriate I will add my comments marked MC.
Chapter 1 The Futures Already Around Us …
Finally, corporate size will by the end of the coming decade have become a strategic decision. Neither “big is better” nor “small is beautiful” makes much sense. Neither elephant nor mouse nor butterfly is, in itself, “better” or “more beautiful.” Size follows function, as a great Scots biologist, D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson, showed in his 1917 classic On Growth and Form.Read more ›
2. A small car plant in Fremont, Ca is jointly owned by GM and Toyota and was designed to teach GM how to build small cars profitably. The two cars produced are the Chevrolet Nova and the Toyota Corolla FX.
3. Going transnational is not confined to manufacturing firms. Companies become transnational to gain leadership positions in the developed world.
4. In an age of sharp and violent currency fluctuations, this means a leader must be able to innovate, to produce and to market in every area of the developed world - or else be defenseless against competition should foreign-exchange rates sharply shift.
5. In the early 80s, currency fluctuations approached 50 percent due to a stronger dollar and high interest rates. The world market share of manufactured goods produced by the US based companies stayed at 20 to 22 percent, a level sustained since the 60s. Exports decreased in steel, automobiles, consumer electronics, machine tools, and semiconductors. American manufacturers with Western European ventures substantially increased their market penetration in computers and computer software, in pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, telecommunication equipment, and financial services.
6. No company was hit harder in the early 80s by the tide of Japanese imports into the US than Ford. What saved Ford was its leadership position in the European Market, giving profits and cash flow to pull it through the dismal years. Major US banks accounted for 50 percent of the services during this time period.
7. International trade has been steadily slowing down for the most of the past decade.Read more ›
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