Managing for Results
Peter F. Drucker
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Managing for Results

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The effective business, Peter Drucker observes, focuses on opportunities rather than problems. How this focus is achieved in order to make the organization prosper and grow is the subject of this companion to his classic work, The Practice of Management. Managing for Results shows what the executive decision maker must do to move his enterprise forward. Drucker again emplo...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 1964)
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Omar Halabieh
As the author best puts it: "This is a what to do book. It deals with the economic tasks that any business has to discharge for economic performance and economic results." Of important note is the focus on the ultimate results which Peter stresses as the ultimate measuring stick for any activity the business undertakes.

The book is divided into three main sections. The first one, "Understanding the business", is focused on analysis and understanding. This includes discussing topics such as: reven...more
Nov 18, 2007 Cameron rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Business folks
It's easy to see why this is one of the all-time business classics. I think this was really the first book to discuss strategy (the author says that the term wasn't in use when he wrote it, as hard as that is to see). Anyway, this is a pretty amazing book as far as breaking business down into something that is very non-mysterious. It's actually pretty thoughtful and philosophical - Drucker was the first person to really understand the movement towards a knowledge economy. If you are really into...more
Fatima Arif
Drucker rightly labelled it as a practical book. Unlike a lot of other books written on business topics, no fantasy world is created. Things are presented as they happen in the real world & how one can handle those situations.
Lori Grant
A must-read book by Peter Drucker on management for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
One of my favorite Drucker books.
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Peter Ferdinand Drucker was a writer, management consultant and university professor. His writing focused on management-related literature. Peter Drucker made famous the term knowledge worker and is thought to have unknowingly ushered in the knowledge economy, which effectively challenges Karl Marx's world-view of the political economy. George Orwell credits Peter Drucker as one of the only writer...more
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