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Managing in a Time of Great Change

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A new, exciting, wide-ranging guide for navigating the rapids-strewn course that will take the American economy into the 21st century, Managing in a Time of Great Change covers such issues as the U.S. economy's profound and rapid power shift, competition in the global economy, and ways to develop new international markets.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Dutton Adult (first published January 1st 1995)
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Kent
Jan 12, 2013 Kent rated it liked it
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Sometimes I like Drucker, sometimes I don't. This one brought some good old-fashioned down-to-earth solid advice for dealing with a changing environment and managing organizations through it. I hadn't heard quite so much of his management principles applied to the political arena before, so that was an enjoyable new wrinkle. The book draws from older articles written in the 1990's, so it may seem a bit dated, but good management principles are durable enough to be generally applicable over time.
Nick
Feb 08, 2010 Nick rated it liked it
This book seems like a calculated attempt to trade off Drucker's posthumous fame. Many of the articles feel dated, much like books of economic advice before the crash. One article still had power to charm and instruct: 6 rules for presidents. 1. Ask what needs to be done. 2. Concentrate, don't splinter yourself. 3. Don't ever bet on a sure thing. 4. Don't micromanage. 5. Presidents don't have friends. 6. Once you're elected, stop campaigning. Interesting! President Obama take note.
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Opens your eyes to business history, and overall a great book to help you understand how we should be thinking through our management processes in today's environment. More true today than when it was written.
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It is just incredible that this book was written such a long time ago and that it is so on target even today. Very Drucker!
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A must-read book by Peter Drucker on management for knowledge workers, managers, executives, and entrepreneurs.
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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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