Peter Drucker's wide-ranging book, drawn from his best work, looks at management, the individual and society. He connects these themes of today's world with his usual clear-sighted and far-reaching style to create a work which encapsulates his essential and strongest writings in one volume.Under the three headings, Drucker covers aspects such as what the non-profits are teaching business and the information that executives need today. In his section on the individual he gives advice on knowing your own strengths and values, your time and, intriguingly, the second half of your life. The third part on society encompasses the coming of the entrepreneurial society and citizenship through the social sector.

part I|141 pages


chapter Chapter 1|8 pages

Management as Social Function and Liberal Art

chapter Chapter 2|3 pages

The Dimensions of Management

chapter Chapter 3|15 pages

The Purpose and Objectives of a Business

chapter Chapter 4|9 pages

What the Nonprofits are Teaching Business

chapter Chapter 5|14 pages

Social Impacts and Social Problems

chapter Chapter 6|19 pages

Management’s New Paradigms

chapter Chapter 7|13 pages

The Information Executives Need Today

chapter Chapter 8|11 pages

Management by Objectives and Self-Control

chapter Chapter 9|7 pages

Picking People—The Basic Rules

chapter Chapter 10|6 pages

The Entrepreneurial Business

chapter Chapter 11|13 pages

The New Venture

chapter Chapter 12|21 pages

Entrepreneurial Strategies

part II|82 pages

The Individual

chapter Chapter 13|12 pages

Effectiveness Must be Learned

chapter Chapter 14|8 pages

Focus on Contribution

chapter Chapter 15|6 pages

Know Your Strengths and Values

chapter Chapter 16|12 pages

Know Your Time

chapter Chapter 17|15 pages

Effective Decisions

chapter Chapter 18|5 pages

Functioning Communications

chapter Chapter 19|3 pages

Leadership as Work

chapter Chapter 20|6 pages

Principles of Innovation

chapter Chapter 21|6 pages

The Second Half of Your Life

chapter Chapter 22|7 pages

The Educated Person

part III|38 pages


chapter Chapter 24|6 pages

The Coming of Entrepreneurial Society

chapter Chapter 25|6 pages

Citizenship Through the Social Sector

chapter Chapter 26|7 pages

From Analysis to Perception—the New Worldview

chapter |2 pages

The Challenge Ahead