The definitive drucker

Peter Drucker, widely regarded as the father of modern management, gave Elizabeth Haas Edersheim unprecedented access for the 16 months prior to his death. At Drucker’s request, Edersheim spoke with him about the development of modern business throughout his life and how it continues to grow and change at an ever-increasing rate.

Peter Drucker is credited with inventing the discipline of management. He wrote 39 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. Drucker is also known for single-handedly counseling the chairmen of GM and Ford, advising the president of the World Bank and the CEO of GE and reportedly telling Margaret Thatcher to privatize the entire British mining industry.

The Definitive Drucker captures his visionary management concepts; applies them to the key business risks and opportunities of the coming decades; and imparts Drucker’s views on current business practices, economic changes and trends — many of which he first predicted decades ago.

Delivering keen analysis and revealing insights into business, The Definitive Drucker is a celebration of this extraordinary man and his life work, as well as a unique opportunity to learn Drucker’s final lessons on how to strategize, compete and triumph for the long term.

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