Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker is considered the most influential management thinker ever. The author of more than twenty-five books, his ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation. Drucker passed away in 2005.

Books by Peter F. Drucker

The Effective Executive

The Effective Executive

The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done

A handsome, commemorative edition of Peter F. Drucker's timeless classic work on leadership and management, with a foreword by Jim Collins. What makes an effective executive? For decades, Peter F. Drucker was widely regarded as "the dean of this country's business and management philosophers" (Wall Street Journal).  More »

The Peter Drucker Collection on Managing in Turbulent Times

The Peter Drucker Collection on Managing in Turbulent Times

Management: Revised Edition, Management Challenges for the 21st Century, Managing in Turbulent Times, and The Practice of Management

The Peter Drucker Collection on Managing in Turbulent Times includes: Management: Revised Edition, Management Challenges for the 21st Century, Managing in Turbulent Times, and The Practice of ManagementMore »

Management Cases, Revised Edition

Management Cases, Revised Edition

The companion to Drucker's seminal work Management, completely revised and updated Management Cases, Revised Edition is a collection of thought-provoking case studies—each a timeless representative of a challenge that all managers will face at some point in their careers. Longtime Drucker colleague, collaborator, and eminent…  More »

The Essential Drucker

The Essential Drucker

The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker’s Essential Writings on Management

Father of modern management, social commentator, and preeminent business philosopher, Peter F. Drucker analyzed economics and society for more than sixty years. Now for readers everywhere who are concerned with the ways that management practices and principles affect the performance of organizations, individuals, and society, there is The…  More »

The Practice of Management

The Practice of Management

A classic since its publication in 1954, The Practice of Management was the first book to look at management as a whole and being a manager as a separate responsibility. The Practice of Management created the discipline of modern management practices. Readable, fundamental, and basic, it remains an essential book for students, aspiring…  More »

managing for results

managing for results

The effective business, Peter Drucker observes, focuses on opportunities rather than problems. How this focus is achieved in order to make the organization prosper and grow is the subject of this companion to his classic work, The Practice of Management. Managing for Results shows what the executive decision maker must do to move his…  More »

Managing in Turbulent Times

Managing in Turbulent Times

This book, the author explains, "is concerned with action rather than understanding, with decisions rather than analysis." It deals with the strategies needed to transform rapid changes into opportunities, to turn the threat of change into productive and profitable action that contributes positively to our society, the economy, and the individual.  More »

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Peter Drucker's classic book on innovation and entrepreneurship This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline that explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Superbly practical, Innovation and Entrepreneurship…  More »

Managing the Non-profit Organization

Managing the Non-profit Organization

Principles and Practices

The groundbreaking and premier work on nonprofit organizations The nonprofit sector is growing rapidly, creating a major need for expert advice on how to manage these organizations effectively. Management legend Peter Drucker provides excellent examples and explanations of mission, leadership, resources, marketing, goals…  More »

The Daily Drucker

The Daily Drucker

366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done

Revered management thinker Peter F. Drucker is our trusted guide in this thoughtful, day-by-day companion that offers his penetrating and practical wisdom. Amid the multiple pressures of our daily work lives, The Daily Drucker provides the inspiration and advice to meet the many challenges we face. With his trademark clarity, vision, and…  More »

Management Challenges for the 21st Century

Management Challenges for the 21st Century

Peter F. Drucker discusses how the new paradigms of management have changed and will continue to change our basic assumptions about the practices and principles of management. Forward-looking and forward-thinking, Management Challenges for the 21st Century combines the broad knowledge, wide practical experience, profound insight, sharp…  More »

Post-Capitalist Society

Post-Capitalist Society

Business guru Peter Drucker provides an incisive analysis of the major world transformation taking place, from the Age of Capitalism to the Knowledge Society, and examines the radical affects it will have on society, politics, and business now and in the coming years. This searching and incisive analysis of the major world transformation…  More »

Management

Management

Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices

Management is an organized body of knowledge. "This book," in Peter Drucker'swords, "tries to equip the manager with the understanding, the thinking, the knowledge and the skills for today'sand also tomorrow's jobs." This management classic has been developed and tested during more than thirty years of teaching management in universities…  More »