Here, the author provides strategies for appraisal, innovation, and growth through discussions with top professionals from leading non-profit human-services institutions. But being mission focused, rather than procedure focused, Peter Drucker feels, it's easier to gauge performance, set standards, evaluate effectiveness, and see the bottom line when there is no bottom line.
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I was a bit miffed when I started listening to this audio book. I recall a previous edition that read the entire work but with a reader who was easy to understand. Drucker cannot be understood. The quality of this work is horrible. I would ask the Audible people to drill down into your archives because I do recall an earlier audio book that was much easier to understand. Also, your description of the work fails to state that it is an INTERVIEW about the title not a reading of the title itself. Shame on you!!
I downloaded format 2, but with Peter's thick accent it was very difficult to understand a word he was saying. I don't recommend downloading this in an audio. Perhaps the book itself is better.
Yes, the audio quality is terrible. Peter Drucker is perhaps the best authority on leadership, especially for non-profits. This books is not an abridgement of his classic work on non-profits, but a series of interviews that he gave on topics covered in his book. The interviews are facinating and full of wonderful information. It is a shame the audio quality is so poor.
This audio book is terrible! The speaker is so difficult to understand with his heavy accent that you have to keep rewinding to understand what he is saying. It would be easier and take less time to just read the book. I couldn't even tell you if the content is good, because I can't understand what the content is!
The info in the book is outstanding, but the recording quality is just not there. I understand the desire to hear it all "straight from the author," but when the author speaks with a heavy accent and doesn't enunciate well, it makes it hard to mine information from the audio.
Decades ago I listened to the complete books-on-tape version. I bought this without noticing it was abridged. Some of the best parts were cut out, including my favorite story of young Drucker (about 14 years old) having a favorite teacher ask his class what they would like to be remembered for. Years later they all remembered that moment and how it had changed their lives.
Drucker's voice is wonderful. He is profound and insightful.
Why didn't they include the whole thing? All they had to do was copy it what already existed. If they had included the whole book, I would have given it 5 stars across the board.
Drucker's wisdom and gentle-gravelly voice.
Private sector people should read this too. Much of it applies to them, especially the parts about self-development and motivation. Especially as philosophies like Lean and Agile cause corporate cultures in parts of the private sector to resemble the cultures of non-profits.
If you've never worked in the nonprofit sector it is a good introduction. The discussion is interesting and goes at a leisurely pace, but it wasn't as detailed as I hoped.
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