Managing for Results demonstrates Drucker's particular genius for breaking through conventional outlooks and opening up new perspectives for ultimate profits in the world of business. What must be done to make the organization perform, prosper and grow - what the executive, the maker of decisions, must do to move the enterprise forward - is the subject of this book. It will be of great value to students of management as well as executives in industry and commerce, and it deals skilfully and perceptively with economic tasks which every business has to tackle in order to achieve sound performance and economic results.
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"The business of America," in the unforgettable words of our 30th President, "is business." Mr. Drucker has a penchant for comparable profundities. This is still another of his "what to do" books and for it he claims the distinction of being "the first attempt at an organized presentation of the economic tasks of the business executive." It also has a practical rather than theoretical thesis: "Economic performance... is the specific function and contribution of business enterprise, and the reason for its existence." Getting down to cases and drawing from his experience as a consultant, he explains how to understand "Business Realities" - how to "Focus on Opportunity" - and what is required of a successful "Program for Performance." You still don't know "what to do"? Well, get out there and manage! Bring "order out of chaos." Help society to "truly accept that business is a rational pursuit." And, yes, while you're at it - make some money. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Peter Drucker
Born in Vienna in 1909, Peter F. Drucker was educated in Austria and England. From 1929 he was a newspaper correspondent abroad and an economist for an international bank in London. Since 1937 he has been in the United States, first as an economist for a group of British banks and insurance companies, and later as a management consultant to several of the country's largest companies, as well as leading companies abroad. Drucker has since had a distinguished career as a teacher, first as Professor of Politics and Philosophy at Bennington College, then for more than twenty years as Professor of Management at the Graduate Business School of New York University. Since 1971 he has been Clarke Professor of Social Science at Claremont Graduate School in California. In addition to his management books, Peter Drucker is also renowned for his prophetic books analysing politics, economics and society. These books span fifty years of modern history beginning with The End of Economic Man (1939) and including The Practice of Management; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Managing in the Next Society; Management Challenges in the 21st Century; The Effective Executive and The Essential Drucker.