For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers" (Wall Street Journal). In this concise and brilliant work, he looks to the most influential position in management - the executive. The measure of the executive, Drucker reminds us, is the ability to "get the right things done". This usually involves doing what other people have overlooked as well as avoiding what is unproductive.
Today's successful careers are not planned out in advance. They develop when people are prepared for opportunities because they have asked themselves the right questions and have rigorously assessed their unique characteristics. This article challenges listeners to take responsibility for managing their futures, both in and out of the office.
Father of modern management, social commentator, and preeminent business philosopher Peter F. Drucker analyzed economics and society for more than 60 years. Now, for listeners everywhere who are concerned with the ways that management practices and principles affect the performance of organizations, individuals, and society, there is The Essential Drucker - an invaluable compilation of essential materials from the works of a management legend.
"Very Hard to Listen too on Audible"
The essential book on management from the man who invented the discipline. Now completely revised and updated for the first time.
"Comprehensive - Maybe too Comprehensive"
Peter Drucker's Five Most Important Questions provides insightful guidance and stirring inspiration for today's leaders and entrepreneurs. By applying Drucker's leadership framework in the present context of today's leaders and those who lead with them, this audiobook is an essential resource for people leading, managing, and working in all three sectors - public, private, and social. Listeners will gain new perspectives and develop a solid foundation upon which to build a successful and bright future.
This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline. It clearly explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Peter Drucker, the most influential and widely-read thinker and writer on modern organizations, gives us a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today's economy and marketplace.
"Great book, poorly read :-("
This concise audiobook is based on Mr. Drucker's summary of The Effective Executive done at the request of Harvard Business Review and is now one of their best selling published works. This article is a perfect way to learn about the subject broadly in a short period of time. Unlike many articles of this kind, summarizing a book's contents, this article was written and crafted by the author himself.
"One of Drucker's best"
Peter F. Drucker, author of Management Challenges for the 21st Century, explains that success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.
"An area for a misunderstanding"
How much of innovation is inspiration, and how much is hard work? The answer lies somewhere in the middle, says management thinker Peter Drucker. In this HBR classic from 1985, he argues that innovation is real work that can and should be managed like any other corporate function. Success is more likely to result from the systematic pursuit of opportunities than from a flash of genius. Indeed, most innovative business ideas arise through the methodical analysis of seven areas of opportunity.
"Great Book - cheap excerpt"
Peter Drucker, "the father of modern management", records his insights here on the management of non-profit human-service institutions. Speaking from knowledge gained over the last 35 years through working with such clients as the American Red Cross and the Girl Scouts, Drucker illustrates how the "third sector", made up of not-for-profit organizations, is not only larger and more important than most people realize, but is also the fastest growing part of American society.
"Difficult to understand"
With Peter Drucker's five essential questions and the help of five of today's thought leaders, this little book will challenge readers to take a close look at the very heart of their organizations and what drives them. A tool for self-assessment and transformation, answering these five questions will fundamentally change the way you work, helping you lead your organization to an exceptional level of performance.
"Simple Questions - Powerful Results"
In this major new work, Peter F. Drucker discusses how the new paradigms of management will change our basic assumptions about the practices and principles of management. Drucker explains "The New Information Revolution", discussing the information an executive needs and the information an executive owes.
"Drucker for the Next Century"
Throughout his professional life, Peter F. Drucker inspired millions of business leaders not only through his famous writings but also through his lectures and keynotes. These speeches contained some of his most valuable insights, but had never been published in book form - until now. The Drucker Lectures features more than 30 talks from one of management's most important figures.
The name Drucker is synonymous with management. His many works stand as classics in management literature. Today, more than ever, Peter Drucker is being looked to and listened to by business leaders and economic scholars grappling with the challenge of change. This major work brings together his stimulating and enlightening views on the new world order for business and on management imperatives for the future.
That "management" exists as a concept, a practice, and a profession is largely due to the thinking of Peter F. Drucker. For nearly half a century, he inspired and educated managers - and powerfully shaped the nature of business - with his iconic articles in Harvard Business Review. A celebrated thinker at his best, in this volume Drucker paints a clear and comprehensive picture of management thinking and practice - both as it is and as it will be.
"Get cliff notes version"
Peter Drucker is back with fresh thoughts, insights, and knowledge about the ever-changing business society around us and the ever-expanding management roles required of us all - chiefs, executives, managers, and knowledge workers alike.
Three Peter Drucker titles, Managing Oneself, What Makes an Effective Executive?, and The Discipline of Innovation; two by Professor Amar Bhide formerly of Harvard Business School and now at Columbia Business School, Bootstrap Finance and Hustle as Strategy. The final two by Deaver Brown, Harvard Business School Graduate, Simpler & Cheaper: Henry Ford to Google and the timely Free Agent: No Employee World.
"Cheaper by the dozen"
In The Last of All Possible Worlds, royalty, bankers, lovers, and wives intertwine to create a vivid portrait of Europe in the early 1900s. We meet wise and worldly Prince Sobieski, Vienna's ambassador in London, his enchanting wife, her English lover, and her enigmatic lifelong companion, Josefa. When Sobieski's illegitimate daughter makes a demand of her influential father, the unspoken rules of the family are challenged.
Let America's foremost authority on management prepare you for the 21st century. Peter F. Drucker's wide-ranging guide explores such topics as the new cost savings revolution in retailing, the urgent requirement for each company to have a "theory of the business," and the need for executives to seek new kinds of information through new technology.