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Men, ideas and politics

By: Drucker, Peter F.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York Harper & Row Publishers 1971Description: x, 278 p. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 060110910.Subject(s): Political sociology - Essay | United States - Politics and government | United States - Economic conditions | Economic history, 1945-1971DDC classification: 309.173 Summary: This collection of Peter F. Drucker's essays explores the intersection between society, politics, and economics. Despite this lofty goal, however, the essays themselves remain down to earth, highly readable, and full of stories and ideas that make us think differently about the business world around us. The majority of these essays were written in the 1960s, and in them, Drucker specifically examines that turbulent decade, yielding conclusions that are as timeless as they are fresh. He places the merger mania of the decade in the context of the business history of the twentieth century and arrives at fundamental questions about mass-market economies. He questions the personal and political values of 1960s adolescents and ends up relating them to the concurrent rise of big complex modern institutions. He examines with equal vigor Japan's management successes, the role of politics and economics in American identity, and the "real" Kirkegaard.
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Table of contents

1. The New Markets and the New Entrepreneurs
2. The Unfashionable Kierkegaard
3. Notes on the New Politics
4. This Romantic Generation
5. Calhoun's Pluralism
6. American Directions
7. The Secret Art of Being an Effective President
8. Henry Ford
9. The American Genius Is Political
10. Japan Tries for a Second Miracle
11. What We Can Learn from Japanese Management
12. Keynes: Economics as a Magical System
13. The Economic Basis of American Politics

This collection of Peter F. Drucker's essays explores the intersection between society, politics, and economics. Despite this lofty goal, however, the essays themselves remain down to earth, highly readable, and full of stories and ideas that make us think differently about the business world around us. The majority of these essays were written in the 1960s, and in them, Drucker specifically examines that turbulent decade, yielding conclusions that are as timeless as they are fresh. He places the merger mania of the decade in the context of the business history of the twentieth century and arrives at fundamental questions about mass-market economies. He questions the personal and political values of 1960s adolescents and ends up relating them to the concurrent rise of big complex modern institutions. He examines with equal vigor Japan's management successes, the role of politics and economics in American identity, and the "real" Kirkegaard.

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