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The Definitive Drucker

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Publisher Comments:

With commentary from industry icons including Jack Welch, A. G. Lafley, John Bachmann, and Bill Donaldson

For Elizabeth Edersheim, a former senior consultant and partner for McKinsey & Co., a request directly from Peter Drucker to write about his life's work and his latest insights was a dream come true. For 16 months, Edersheim had extraordinary, unprecedented access to Drucker, talking with the father of modern management about business practices, economic changes, and contemporary trends-many of which he had predicted decades ago.

During this period, she also interviewed top executives at P&G, Medtronics, General Electric, and Toyota about Drucker's influence. These individuals in turn gave their expert points of view on his management wisdom. With thorough analysis and intriguing insight, The Definitive Drucker delivers the business biography of Drucker's most influential concepts, demonstrating how they are shaping every major organization and business trend of our time.

  • Includes Drucker's perspective on modern business in his own words as told to the author in a series of interviews conducted in the months prior to his death
  • Edersheim blends her own analysis with the experiences and thinking of current business leaders underscoring Drucker's vast influence, including A. G. Lafley, Jack Welch, and Michael Hammer
  • Delivers the most updated and comprehensive view of Drucker's contribution to the discipline of management over the past 75 years, updated for the modern business approach with new applications of his timeless principles

“The story of Peter Drucker is the story of management itself.”-The New York Times

“It is impossible to overstate Peter Drucker's contribution to the field of management. He invented the field. He defined the terms and laid out the axioms. All that subsequent writers, scholars, and thinkers have done is to footnote his work.”-Michael Hammer, president, Hammer and Company, and author of Reengineering the Corporation

“These stories are as close as you can get to the wisdom of Drucker and how his stunning intelligence can be applied to every modern organization.”-Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, USC, author of On Becoming a Leader, and friend and colleague of Dr. Drucker

Synopsis:

"An invaluable contribution, reminding us that Drucker's work is as pertinent in the 21st century as it was in the 20th."-John. W. Bachmann, Senior Partner, Edward Jones

"As close as you can get to the wisdom of Drucker and how his stunning intelligence can be applied to every modern organization."-Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, USC, author of "On Becoming a Leader," and Peter's friend

"A lively and readable narrative that illuminates Peter's enduring clarity, optimism, and humanity — and leaves us with the inescapable conclusion that the father of modern management is more relevant and needed today than ever before."-Ira A. Jackson, Dean, The Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

"Refreshes and updates Drucker's wisdom through the lens of Edersheim's contemporary experience as a consultant. The combination is both exciting and provocative."-Richard Jenrette, cofounder, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.

"Captures not only the essence of Drucker's 39 books and seven decades of discovery and insight, but also the essence of Peter Drucker the man — the wise, funny, insightful, humble teacher who helped us see what he always described as "visible, but not yet seen."-A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive, The Procter & Gamble Company

"A most impressive book full of practical advice. We are most grateful to Elizabeth Edersheim."-Atsuo Ueda, author of "Introduction to Peter F. Drucker" (in Japanese), representative of Drucker Workshop (Japan), and Emeritus Professor of Institute of Technologists

"A new and timely perspective on Peter Drucker's philosophy and its powerful relevance to all leaders of thefuture."-Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Leader to Leader Institute

"A must read for those who lead or aspire to lead organizations of any sort."-William H Donaldson, 27th Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission, cofounder, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.

Synopsis:

“An invaluable contribution, reminding us that Drucker's work is as pertinent in the 21st century as it was in the 20th.”-John. W. Bachmann, Senior Partner, Edward Jones

“As close as you can get to the wisdom of Drucker and how his stunning intelligence can be applied to every modern organization.”-Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, USC, author of On Becoming a Leader, and Peter's friend

“A lively and readable narrative that illuminates Peter's enduring clarity, optimism, and humanity — and leaves us with the inescapable conclusion that the father of modern management is more relevant and needed today than ever before.”-Ira A. Jackson, Dean, The Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

“Refreshes and updates Drucker's wisdom through the lens of Edersheim's contemporary experience as a consultant. The combination is both exciting and provocative.”-Richard Jenrette, cofounder, Donaldson, LufkinandJenrette, Inc.

“Captures not only the essence of Drucker's 39 books and seven decades of discovery and insight, but also the essence of Peter Drucker the man — the wise, funny, insightful, humble teacher who helped us see what he always described as “visible, but not yet seen.”-A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive, The ProcterandGamble Company

“A most impressive book full of practical advice. We are most grateful to Elizabeth Edersheim.”-Atsuo Ueda, author of “Introduction to Peter F. Drucker” (in Japanese), representative of Drucker Workshop (Japan), and Emeritus Professor of Institute of Technologists

“A new and timely perspective on Peter Drucker's philosophy and its powerful relevance to all leaders of the future.”-Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Leader to Leader Institute

“A must read for those who lead or aspire to lead organizations of any sort.”-William H Donaldson, 27th Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission, cofounder, Donaldson, LufkinandJenrette, Inc.

Synopsis:

With unprecedented access to Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, Edersheim delivers the business biography of Drucker's most influential concepts, demonstrating how they are shaping every major organization and business trend of our time.

About the Author

Elizabeth Haas Edersheim is a management consultant working with clients from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to founding her own firm, Edersheim was one of the first female partners as well as one of the leaders of the operations group at McKinsey & Co. She has provided expert testimony to Congress in the areas of industrial policy, labor policy, and small business networks. Her previous book, McKinsey's Marvin Bower, was the story of the founder of McKinsey, a contemporary, neighbor, and close friend of Dr. Drucker.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071472333
Author:
Edersheim, Elizabeth
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies
Foreword by:
Lafley, A. G.
Foreword:
Lafley, A. G.
Author:
Edersheim, Elizabeth Haas
Subject:
Leadership
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Business management
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Publication Date:
February 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
289
Dimensions:
9.14x6.34x1.02 in. 1.28 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "An invaluable contribution, reminding us that Drucker's work is as pertinent in the 21st century as it was in the 20th."-John. W. Bachmann, Senior Partner, Edward Jones

"As close as you can get to the wisdom of Drucker and how his stunning intelligence can be applied to every modern organization."-Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, USC, author of "On Becoming a Leader," and Peter's friend

"A lively and readable narrative that illuminates Peter's enduring clarity, optimism, and humanity — and leaves us with the inescapable conclusion that the father of modern management is more relevant and needed today than ever before."-Ira A. Jackson, Dean, The Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

"Refreshes and updates Drucker's wisdom through the lens of Edersheim's contemporary experience as a consultant. The combination is both exciting and provocative."-Richard Jenrette, cofounder, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.

"Captures not only the essence of Drucker's 39 books and seven decades of discovery and insight, but also the essence of Peter Drucker the man — the wise, funny, insightful, humble teacher who helped us see what he always described as "visible, but not yet seen."-A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive, The Procter & Gamble Company

"A most impressive book full of practical advice. We are most grateful to Elizabeth Edersheim."-Atsuo Ueda, author of "Introduction to Peter F. Drucker" (in Japanese), representative of Drucker Workshop (Japan), and Emeritus Professor of Institute of Technologists

"A new and timely perspective on Peter Drucker's philosophy and its powerful relevance to all leaders of thefuture."-Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Leader to Leader Institute

"A must read for those who lead or aspire to lead organizations of any sort."-William H Donaldson, 27th Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission, cofounder, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Inc.

"Synopsis" by , “An invaluable contribution, reminding us that Drucker's work is as pertinent in the 21st century as it was in the 20th.”-John. W. Bachmann, Senior Partner, Edward Jones

“As close as you can get to the wisdom of Drucker and how his stunning intelligence can be applied to every modern organization.”-Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, USC, author of On Becoming a Leader, and Peter's friend

“A lively and readable narrative that illuminates Peter's enduring clarity, optimism, and humanity — and leaves us with the inescapable conclusion that the father of modern management is more relevant and needed today than ever before.”-Ira A. Jackson, Dean, The Drucker School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

“Refreshes and updates Drucker's wisdom through the lens of Edersheim's contemporary experience as a consultant. The combination is both exciting and provocative.”-Richard Jenrette, cofounder, Donaldson, LufkinandJenrette, Inc.

“Captures not only the essence of Drucker's 39 books and seven decades of discovery and insight, but also the essence of Peter Drucker the man — the wise, funny, insightful, humble teacher who helped us see what he always described as “visible, but not yet seen.”-A.G. Lafley, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive, The ProcterandGamble Company

“A most impressive book full of practical advice. We are most grateful to Elizabeth Edersheim.”-Atsuo Ueda, author of “Introduction to Peter F. Drucker” (in Japanese), representative of Drucker Workshop (Japan), and Emeritus Professor of Institute of Technologists

“A new and timely perspective on Peter Drucker's philosophy and its powerful relevance to all leaders of the future.”-Frances Hesselbein, Chairman, Leader to Leader Institute

“A must read for those who lead or aspire to lead organizations of any sort.”-William H Donaldson, 27th Chairman Securities and Exchange Commission, cofounder, Donaldson, LufkinandJenrette, Inc.

"Synopsis" by , With unprecedented access to Peter Drucker, the father of modern management, Edersheim delivers the business biography of Drucker's most influential concepts, demonstrating how they are shaping every major organization and business trend of our time.
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