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Management: Revised Edition | [Peter F. Drucker]

Management: Revised Edition

The essential book on management from the man who invented the discipline. Now completely revised and updated for the first time.
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The essential book on management from the man who invented the discipline. Now completely revised and updated for the first time.

©2008 Peter F. Drucker Literary Estate; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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    Aidan New York, NY, United States 09-24-09
    Aidan New York, NY, United States 09-24-09
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    "Not just management, but really good advice"

    No matter what you consider your role in the workplace to be, there will be something in this book to improve it. The personal insights and wisdom which come in the last few chapters are particularly enlightening, and are astoundingly good advice to anyone who will listen.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Networkoholic USA 10-08-09
    Networkoholic USA 10-08-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Comprehensive - Maybe too Comprehensive"

    This audio book is very comprehensive and for my purpose, a bit too comprehensive. I listened to it once an I am only relistening certain chapters. There are a lot of topics around "management and the public institution" very philosophical management topics, details (e.g. John Smith, 1873-1935) etc.
    But the chapters that I found useful, definitively have a lot of "beef" on it. Listening to the speaker for prolonged times can be strenuous (e.g. his voice is following me even after it's off...)

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Peter Galamaga Bedford, NH 02-02-14
    Peter Galamaga Bedford, NH 02-02-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Not just for business or corporate types -"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Management to be better than the print version?

    One of the most valuable things I have ever read.
    My only regret - I am 48 - I wish I had read it 20 years ago.
    Still - I can still use this as a map out the rest of my professional life and mentor others.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Simple, easy to understand explanation of complex topics.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    He amazing predicts the time and nature of the "mid-career crisis" and how to address it. Very validating!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremy E. Schobeloch Waverly, Ohio 09-22-13
    Jeremy E. Schobeloch Waverly, Ohio 09-22-13 Member Since 2010

    Constant seeker

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    "Like listening to a textbook being read."
    Would you ever listen to anything by Peter F. Drucker again?

    Probably not, I would rather read the material myself.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrator was dry and bland. I will admit though that the material was pretty cut and dry.


    Any additional comments?

    The information in the book was thorough and informative but I ended buying the hardcopy because "Management" makes a much better read than it does a listen. It was like listening to professor read a textbook word for word.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brendan Waukegan, IL, United States 06-23-13
    Brendan Waukegan, IL, United States 06-23-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"

    Peter Drucker's insights are fascinating to listen to. With this book, it's a very wide-reaching survey of seems to be everything he ever wrote. My only complaint was the lack of focus, but in some ways, it was nice to think outside the box on seemingly random issues. The narrator has a very posh accent that I think lends well to the content, but the first 30 minutes or so of the book is narrated by the co-author/editor, who sounds like a drunken dockworker.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Avila Hidalgo, TX, United States 09-19-11
    Avila Hidalgo, TX, United States 09-19-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Worth the investment !"

    I would recommend the investment in time and money for this aufiobook. I bought the original edition of the book first and could not start it because it always seemed like a monumental task. The audiobook of the revised version helped me get over the hurdle. It is well read except for a few mispronunciations. The content is fantastic and condenses most of Druckers thought about the subject matter.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ajit westford, MA, USA 08-15-09
    Ajit westford, MA, USA 08-15-09
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    "EXCELLENT!"

    A must for any one with any interest in management. A fantastic resource and very engaging narration. Strongly recommend.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    BB APO, AE, United States 09-07-11
    BB APO, AE, United States 09-07-11 Member Since 2007

    Editor, www.neglectedbooks.com

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    "Not slick, not sexy--just sane and sound"

    Just about anything Peter Drucker ever wrote is worth reading and usually worth re-reading. However, there are two advisory notes about this audiobook. First, the text is not an update of Drucker's 1973 classic, "Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices," which is the closest thing to the one essential management book I know of. It's a compilation assembled from parts of that book and various articles he wrote in the 1980s and 1990s. Second, the narrator has a pompous, lecturing tone that quickly grows old. It's taken me months to finish this, because I can't stand listening to him for more than 30 minutes or so. What a pity they couldn't find a reader who understood that audiobooks are listened to by individuals, not by lecture halls.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Raul Silva 07-10-14
    Raul Silva 07-10-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent Book... but the narrator, oh my."
    Where does Management rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have ordered this audio-book because their rank status among others.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Becuase the narrators performance, it has become very tedious to listen to. In overall, excellent management guide with a bad narration performance.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    R. Lewis San Diego 07-03-14
    R. Lewis San Diego 07-03-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Necessary Business Read (regardless of position)"
    Would you listen to Management again? Why?

    Yes, I would listen to this several times over. Some of the background content in the first several chapters is a bit cumbersome, however, they are essential to understanding business in today's day and age. In addition, if you are like me and have read countless business, sales, marketing, and leadership books, you will come to realize that many of the concepts in those books come from Drucker's ideas in this text. It is long but provides a very thorough view of business and it's different components that cannot be found in any other book. The narrator is very formal with a south african accent (i think), which made the book boring at times. Every element of business that you can think of, however, is contained in this text, from proper hiring strategies, to entrepreneurship and business structure. It is, therefore, a must read for anyone in any position in business aspiring for an executive position.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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