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Post-Capitalist Society

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Business guru Peter Drucker provides an incisive analysis of the major world transformation taking place, from the Age of Capitalism to the Knowledge Society, and examines the radical affects it will have on society, politics, and business now and in the coming years. This searching and incisive analysis of the major world transformation now taking place shows how it will ...more
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Published April 13th 1994 by Harper Business (first published January 1st 1993)
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May 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Writted in 1993, this book has proven itself to be a prophetic vision of the changes the world continues to undergo and the challenges it continues to face. It presents clear, concise, cogent arguments for that we are transitioning from a capitalist society (a society built upon the aquisition and use of capital -- labor, hardware, land -- in production) through a post-capitalist society into a knowledge based society (a society where the creation and application of knowledge drives the ...more
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drucker wrote this in 1993 and pointed out that the means of production had already shifted from capital to knowledge and that knowledge was owned by the worker, not the capitalist. He went on to desribe the impac of this transition on society and ultimately raised the question, still to be answered, of what is a well-educated person in this new world. While the forces pushing education for strictly vocational purposes will always be with us, Drucker recognizes there is a much larger question. ...more
Subramaniam Thirumeni
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book was written with a 1990s perspective. But, it is still has relevant analysis when reading it in the context of the 2nd decade of the 21st century. The transition in the means and mode of production is visibly with us today.
Aug 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh, these futurists. Or present-ists. Maybe that's the best made-up word to use to describe Peter Drucker and his "Post-Capitalist Society." Lots to think about in this book. Lots that needs updating, frankly. Though this was written in a 1990s perspective, it's clear that enough has changed in the past 20 years that if Drucker were alive, he'd still be writing about these things.

I'll be honest and say this is a book I'll have to read again to really understand the implications of what he's
Dec 28, 2015 marked it as to-keep-ref
Peter Drucker entiende el pasaje hacia la producción inmaterial en términos extremos. “El recurso económico básico-los medios de producción, para utilizar el término de los economistas-ya no es el capital, ni los recursos naturales (la tierrade los economistas), ni el trabajo. Es y será el conocimiento”. Peter Drucker, Post-Capitalist Society (New York: Harper, 1993), p. 8. Lo que Drucker no comprende es que el conocimiento no está dado sino producido, y que su producción implica nuevos tipos de ...more
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Found this book in local library book sale. Feel like reading an old SF novel. Written in 1993, Drucker expected knowledge-driven society to be firmly in place around 2015. Of course, he proved correct, in most part, I think, due to his more Utopian desire. Now, the corporations are completely fixated on short term financial results - long term is for the suckers. A great book on business history and fundamental concepts of modern management.
Preston Malone
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Many Drucker books demonstrated his remarkable ability to forecast major trends and problems beyond the horizon. This is one of those books. Others include The End of Economic Man, The Future of Industrial Man, The New Realities, The Unseen Revolution (where in 1876 he predicted trouble ahead for pension funds and Social Security with an aging group of baby boomers), The New Society, The Age of Discontinuity, etc. etc.
Bryan Holmes
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Peter Drucker is one of the most clear thinking and prescient authors I have read. While this book now seems as if it might be dated, it still provides insight into how our modern society has evolved into what it is today and what it is becoming. Thought provoking and illuminating!
Prince Samuel
Mar 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The post-capitalist society- the knowledge society- as argued by Peter F. Drucker needs exactly the opposite of what Deconstructionist, radical feminists, or anti-westerners propose. It needs the very thing they totally reject: a universally educated person.
Jerome Moore
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A preview of the Knowledge Society.

Peter Drucker talks about how the management of the work place and society will change and is changing in a post Capitalist or Knowledge society.
Oct 06, 2008 rated it really liked it
well..because i'm international relation graduate, this book is a great deal for me. it opened my horizon as a person who lives in a developing country
Tom Ryker
Apr 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Post-Capitalist Society was a very thought provoking read.

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Ron Davison
Jun 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Drucker could make the profound seems obvious and the obvious seem profound. He wrote about a new economy while most were still trying to figure out the old one.
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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 ...more
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