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Lis 232 Peter Drucker. Final

  1. 1. PETER DRUCKER <ul><li>1909 - 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Israel C. Machado </li></ul><ul><li>LIS 232 </li></ul><ul><li>Prof. Dr. Shelfer </li></ul>
  2. 2. “ He was the creator and inventor of modern management” Tom Peters <ul><li>Time Line : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Born in 1909, in Austria </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1931 Doctorate in Public & Int’l Law, Frankfurt </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1933 moved to London to escape Hitler; worked as an investment banker </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1937 moved to the US; two years later “The End of Economic Man” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1945 best-seller “The Concept of Corporation </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1969 published “The Age of Discontinuity” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1974 another book “Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1999 publication of “Management Challenges for the 21 st Century” </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2005 died at the age of 95 at home, in California </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. “ Drucker said it first” Business: The Ultimate Resource <ul><li>His thinking has been adopted as the ultimate wisdom in modern management. </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote 33 books, mostly in management (about 15) and oriental art. </li></ul><ul><li>Drucker is credited as the man who created the management consulting industry. </li></ul><ul><li>He was a visionary, a management expert that predicted many management trends, sometimes ten -20 ys. before others picked it up. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key ideas: <ul><li>Decentralization of decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment of workers </li></ul><ul><li>The corporation as a human community </li></ul><ul><li>Only one valid purpose for business: to create a customer </li></ul><ul><li>Seven tasks of the “Manager of Tomorrow” </li></ul><ul><li>The concept of “knowledge workers” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Quotes from Drucker <ul><li>“ We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven’t”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, “to work with what you've got”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work”. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Citation <ul><li>Bailey, Jon. Profile on…Peter Drucker. IET Engineering Management. April/May 2007. </li></ul><ul><li>Byrne, John A. The Man Who Invented Management, Why Peter Drucker’s Ideas Still Matter. Business Week, Nov. 28, 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Davenport, Thomas (2005). Thinking for a Living . Boston, MS: Harvard Business School Press, 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>Perseus Publishing Staff. Business: The Ultimate Resource. London, GBR: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2002. p 982. </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.quotationspage.com/quotes/Peter_Drucker / </li></ul><ul><li>Photo: Business Week, November 28, 2005 (cover story) </li></ul>

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