The Practical Drucker
Applying the Wisdom of the World's Greatest Management Thinker
By William A. Cohen
Publisher: AMACOM
Final Release Date: November 2013
Pages: 288

Few thinkers have had a greater impact on business than Peter Drucker, the inventor of modern management, whose legacy continues to influence leaders around the globe. His keen observations about organizations took the form of deceptively simple truths and astute predictions. Concepts such as decentralization, outsourcing, the rise of the knowledge worker, the role of employees as assets, and a focus on the customer—it was Drucker who first expressed them, sometimes decades before they be came accepted wisdom. Although renowned as a thinker and idea generator, the “what” in his teachings was far more prevalent than the “how.” Now, The Practical Drucker mines his vast body of work to pinpoint 40 applicable truths for solving real-world problems. Readers will find surprising insights and clear guidance on how to: • Engage employees and achieve outstanding performance• Remedy destructive office politics• Approach innovation• Ensure follow-through on good ideas by establishing controls• Handle a crisis• Become better decision makers by questioning assumptions• Determine which leadership style to use in which situation• Do more with less• Steer clear of the biggest traps that leaders fall into• Avoid the five deadly marketing sins• And much more In succinct, satisfying chapters, the book distills the practical wisdom from Drucker’s myriad books, essays, articles and his decades of teaching and consulting into a set of fresh, vital lessons that will resonate today and for years to come.

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Why have I only read this now?

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    I've only recently heard of Peter Drucker. The title held a lot of promise so I purchased the book from O'Reilly, who have a sensible attitude to DRM.
    WOW !!!
    It is practical.
    It deals in very powerful concepts and gives examples of their application, including examples where the principle wasn't followed and led to grief.
    It is one of those few books that you want your children to read when they become young adults.
    The author has written a very readable book.
    I cannot imagine who would not benefit from reading this, provided you're prepared to think and ask questions.

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    Great book
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    Great insights from the master.

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      Comments about oreilly The Practical Drucker:

      One entry identified Xenophon as his favorite example of PM advice. I was so intrigued that I had to find out why, and I wasn't disappointed with the results. This is a great way to reconnect with one of the industry's legends.

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