Since the 2008 recession began, sales of Atlas Shrugged have surged and the novel (and author Ayn Rand) have landed at the center of American politics. Whether you decide to embrace Ayn Rand's ideas, reject them, or simply want to be able to participate in an informed way in conversations about Rand's ideas, this slim volume will help you understand her revolutionary philosophy and identify the myths circulating about her ideas. Four authors identify some prominent myths, show why they are false, and state the plain facts that the myths conceal.
Business gurus come and go. But not Peter Drucker, who remains a towering figure, widely regarded to be the father of modern management and the world’s most influential business thinker. Drucker’s uncanny ability to codify management practices and predict future trends has ensured his lasting impact. i>The Practical Drucker culls 40 of Drucker's most important how-to lessons, each interpreted for today’s business challenges and illustrated with fascinating stories and examples.
Proven leadership strategies used by combat and business leaders to accomplish impossible goals. Heroic Leadership examines military leadership principles as they apply to business and life. Leadership expert and retired general William Cohen describes the eight universal laws of leadership and explains why heroic leadership has worked so successfully and ethically for thousands of years despite severe conditions of risk, uncertainty and hardship.
Long considered the world's greatest thinker and writer on management, Peter Drucker's teachings continue to inspire leaders everywhere. From 1975 to 1979, author William Cohen studied under the Great Man and became the first graduate of his doctoral program. What Drucker taught him literally changed his life. In a matter of a few years, he was re-commissioned in the Air Force and rose to the rank of major general.
"Not fun to listen to"
Peter Drucker is a renowned thought leader in the business world. While his name is synonymous with management theory, sometimes it takes some work to turn that theory into practice.
When the secretary of defense is assassinated, Michael Patrick Santini, a former senator and Vietnam POW, is pulled from his Wall Street firm back to Washington to lead the Pentagon. Once there, he discovers that the United States is under attack by a silent, sinister force determined to alienate our allies and undermine our position as a global superpower. Angry militia men? Fanatical al-Quaeda? Russian organized-crime gangs? No one knows.
"Don’t Retreat Into Fortress America" is from the November 22, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by William S. Cohen and Gary Hart and narrated by Kristi Burns.