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Managing in the Next Society

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Following in the successful vein of Managing for the Future (1992) and Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995), the incomparable 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.

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Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published 1980)
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Alberto Lopez
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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An awesome book!
No doubt that Mr. Drucker had the greatest foresight for his time.
In my list of the best business books to read:
Kanti Brahma
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Peter Drucrker guides readers through the patterns of evolution of societies in this book. The book dwells with the patterns of modern societies, the rationale behind the societal change, effect of demography on management issues.
The book has four parts. The first part covers the reasons of information revolution. Drucker says that a time will come when information literacy will be considered seriously in the society. E-commerce will shape the future of corporations to a large extent.
Part 2 is
Aug 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
I learned very little of interest. I guess the idea of having civic-minded nonprofit organizations that do the functions that "big government" supposedly isn't providing is a little unusual.

I was annoyed that Drucker thought women would be great "knowledge workers" in the future because of the ease of joining and leaving the field--as the childbearers, women would be able to come back to work after "taking 15 years off". Huh? This is the future society? What about the idea of having the best peo
Krishna Kumar
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Peter Drucker tries to predict the future of businesses in the next century. Increasing globalization and technological advances bring challenges and opportunities. There is an increasing role for non-governmental organizations in addressing some of the pressing problems of our society. Drucker also examines how different cultures such as Japanese are handling these new challenges.
José Trujillo
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro del maestro del Management. Como siempre el valor de estas obras el panorama global en el que circunscribe Drucker su obra, nos muestra el desarrollo de la gerencia y lo que supone será en el futuro.
Not earth moving, but a good read. Good points. It's Drucker.
Great Read, from demographics HR... to Magement, I have a soft spot for P.Drucker
Albert Pickwick
Mar 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo he leido 15 años despues de aparecer muchos de sus articulos en The economist y otras publicaciones, pero reconoces a uno de los más, sino el más, influyentes gurus del management.
Tony Cohen
Oct 04, 2007 rated it liked it
I'd like more facts and less conjecture from one of the pre-eminent economic minds of the last 50 years thanks.
Aasim Waheed
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
This probably was a good book... 10 years ago! The "next" society is already in the past.
My rating, for that reason: 3/10
Andrew Scholes
Jan 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Although he doesn't think highly of what accountants do since he thinks all we are interested in is history, what has happened in the past. However we use that to project to the future.
Ronald Searl
Oct 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and insightful management theory book. Highly recommend this read to all manager's and leaders!
Jan 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
PD is problably the best management guru ever. A man who saw the horrors of war and aided by a brilliant mind who has a lot to say.
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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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