Management Rev Ed

Hardcover | April 22, 2008

byPeter F. Drucker

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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

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

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There are very few writers of whom one can say they invented an entire field of study: Peter F. Drucker is one. "Management" as a concept literally did not exist until Drucker's groundbreaking work. From Jim Collins to Jack Welch, every great theorist and practitioner of management has walked in Drucker's footsteps. And in 1974, with ...

Peter F. Drucker is considered the most influential management thinker ever. The author of more than twenty-five books, his ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. Drucker passed away in 2005.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:608 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.77 inPublished:April 22, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061252662

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Core of all Management Books Peter Drucker is considered the "father of management". His work began in the 1930's and he has been working to improve and build effective managers everywhere, whether you are for profit or non-profit. His retirement was when he passed away at over 90 years old in 2005. Management: Revised Edition is a conglomeration of Drucker's management thought processes brought into our and future decades. Released in 2008, the book goes over how organizations are created, what defines effective organizations and what actions and attributes managers need to have in order to impact their business in the present and in the future. Being one of the first thought leaders to include "people" as not a resource, but as an "asset", Drucker also goes over people management and how to maximize an individual's strengths in order for her to prosper in her work environment. The book goes into great detail from beginning to end (it's 550 pages, shorter than the original at 900 pages in the 1970's but just as dense, if not more.) There are tons of examples on companies, governments and individuals that have succeeded, or not, on the practice of management. Many business books today are written with Peter Drucker's core prinicples in mind, Jim Collins Good to Great along with the executives that participated in the study contain a lot of his prinicples which they give Drucker tons of credit for. Definite must read, although an extremely dense but riveting book if you love management. For simpler breakdowns of the book or to get an idea of what it is about, feel free to visit my site where I help break down the material into short parts :). Thank everyone and have fun! Add me to your friends list and I would love to share more! Jorrian Gelink Management Architect
Date published: 2009-03-05

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He was a man who persistently stayed ahead of his time. As begetter of the science of management he towered above the imitators he spawned. Guardian--PETER DRUCKER was a doyen of management theory whose influence spanned eight decades. Times ()