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Peter Ferdinand Drucker was a writer, management consultant and university professor. His writing focused on management-related literature.

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was a writer, management consultant and university professor. Peter Drucker made famous the term knowledge worker and is thought to have unknowingly ushered in the knowledge economy, which effectively challenges Karl Marx's world-view of the political economy.

The Last of All Possible Worlds. Drucker introduces us to Father Heinz Zimmerman, president of a Catholic university. He faces all of the leadership challenges common to nonprofit CEOs: budgets, donors, staff conflicts, board members, ethical issues and more. Throw in student and faculty expectations and you'll appreciate your current organization more-no matter how complex it is! In this delightful novel (just 152 pages), Drucker addresses this subtle "temptation to do good" syndrome that gets many religious leaders into trouble. You'll enjoy the story and Drucker's memorable insights.

Books written by Peter F Drucker. Publication Sequence. The Last of All Possible Worlds (Novel) Harper & Row Publishers, New York. The Changing World of the Executive William Heinemann Ltd, London. The Temptation To Do Good (Novel) William Heinemann Ltd, London. Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management Harvard Business School Publishing, Boston Management Challenges for the 21st Century n Ltd, Oxford. The Essential Drucker ‘The pre-eminent management thinker of our time’. Harvard Business School - A collection of chapters that have appeared in his previous books.

'The late Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 - November 11, 2005) was an. .

'The late Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 - November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. What is less well known is that he was also a rather gifted novelist. 'Convincing and haunting.

Peter Ferdinand Drucker. 1982: The Last of All Possible Worlds (New York: Harper & Row). 1909-11-19)November 19, 1909. Kaasgraben, Vienna, Austria-Hungary. Drucker's books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government, and nonprofit sectors of society. He is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and practice. 1984: The Temptation to Do Good (London: William Heinemann Lt. 1985: Innovation and Entrepreneurship (New York: Harper & Row).

Find nearly any book by Peter Ferdinand Drucker. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Management Challenges for the 21st Century. by Peter Ferdinand Drucker. ISBN 9780788749513 (978-0-7887-4951-3) Recorded Books, 2000. Find signed collectible books: 'Management Challenges for the 21st Century'.

Best-selling author Peter F. Drucker wrote just two novels. Here for the first time in paperback are both. In The Last of All Possible Worlds, royalty, bankers, lovers, and wives intertwine to create a vivid portrait of Europe in the early 1900s. We meet wise and worldly Prince Sobieski, Vienna's ambassador in London, his enchanting wife, her English lover, and her enigmatic lifelong companion, Josefa. When Sobieski's illegitimate daughter makes a demand of her influential father, the unspoken rules of the family are challenged.

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Sobieski's world is further upset when two powerful merchant bankers, the tragic McGregor Hinton and the ambitious Julius von Mosenthal, arrive in London-both with their own requirements of the prince

Sobieski's world is further upset when two powerful merchant bankers, the tragic McGregor Hinton and the ambitious Julius von Mosenthal, arrive in London-both with their own requirements of the prince. The Temptation to Do Good tells the story of Father Heinz Zimmerman, the well-regarded president of an American Catholic university.

Fate intertwines the lives of twelve people living in the London and Vienna of 1906, in a collage of business, diplomacy, and romantic intrigue

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Peter F. Drucker may have gone the way of Southwest Airlines. Just like
the low-cost carrier is famous for its no-frills, comical service within its
own niche of flying short, profitable routes, Mr. Drucker is considered the
founding father of the very recently developed art of effective, result-
oriented management. His adventure into the tumultuous world of today's
fiction may be akin to Southwest's dangerous foray into the cutthroat business
of flying long-distance routes.

"The Last of All Possible Worlds" occurs in the world of upper-class
European society of the transitional age just before World War I. Central to
its story are: the aristocratic Polish Prince Sobieski, a wealthy landowner,
businessman, and the Austro-Hungarian diplomat to Great Britain; Hinton, a
mathematics historian and an immensely successful banker; and the wealthy
Jewish banker Mosenthal. "An Die Musik" completes the quartet.

Sobieski's fourth of the novel takes place over only a few days, but
seemingly all of the narration is either a look back into his long and
eventful past or an insipid description of his daily duties. His dry, dull
rise through diplomatic circles, countless one-night stands, and quixotic
adventures with two lovers hardly arouses immediate interest, nor does it
prove to contribute to the recital of the basic story, if there is any.

Throughout the book, terms unfamiliar to most people, including élève,
beau sabreur, Doppelgänger, jeune fille, ein Gebildeter Mensch, and even whole
sentences (Ce pauvre homme; Je suis Grèque, vous saves, mais j étais née
Egypte; Wo mich des Lebens wilder Kreis umstrickt) appear, presumably to
express certain thoughts that English is not suitable for. The over-frequent
references to European history, such as the Polish Soldier-King Sobieski of
the late seventeenth century who freed Vienna from the Turks in 1683 and the
Paris Commune of 1871 and the ensuing Prussian siege, would fluster the
ordinary, perhaps even the well-educated, reader. Mr. Drucker's proclivity
for erudite colloquy is evident in his narrative style.

No less puzzling is the portrayal of the mathematical genius Hinton, who
figures out his life by studying his mantra of Riemann's saying, "Don't define
a problem, organize the set." Through long-winded examinations of three
previous situations in which his life took major turns due to the financial
scandals those around him had gotten involved in, Hinton discovers what he
must do when a prominent English lord he has ties to is caught operating a
counterfeiting operation in the French Riviera. Although the underlying
thesis and focus of Hinton's struggle to act properly to salvage a bank are
quite clear, Mr. Drucker strays off several times into half-riveting, though
irrelevant, accounts of minor acquaintances of Hinton such as psychologist Dr.
Ferenczi. He proposes the "Oedipus Complex" in which little boys develop
libidinous feelings for their mothers and repulse their fathers.

Although Mr. Drucker's novel begins like a typical fiction book, with
characters engaging in relationships and having adventures, it quickly becomes
obvious that he cannot restrain himself from discussing business. There are
traces of explanations of the intricacies of banking and managing in
Sobieski's section, but it begins in earnest with Hinton. Mosenthal's fourth
of the book is filled with references to the Jewish styles of banking and
management of Sobieski's estates, not to mention ambitious plans to
industrialize backward, rural Austria and Hungary through the development of
railways financed by the three men.

"An Die Musik" is both a name of portrait of a woman fifty years older
than she was in another portrait and a musical composition by Franz Schubert.
This last fourth of the book hardly ties together the disparate story of the
first three parts, though few, certainly not Mr. Drucker, could have written a
conclusion capable of resolving the story.

He has proven himself one of the best and most respected thinkers on
management and society, but that is as far as he ought to go. Other airlines
endangered themselves by leaving their niches, as Southwest may be doing. Mr.
Drucker's endeavor into fiction has not been successful; he must stick with
his specialty. After all, as he himself would say, "You've got to go with what
"The Last of all Possible Worlds" AND "The Temptation to do Good" are outstanding and brilliant novels. They are very important additions to Peter Drucker's outstanding and comprehensive picture of management thinking and practice. If you dive into the world of different characters as described in Peter Drucker's novels as well as in his "Adventures of a Bystander" you will become fully aware and affected by profiles of psychological dynamics of people in action.
The Last of All Possible Worlds download epub
United States
Author: Peter Ferdinand Drucker
ISBN: 0060149744
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: United States
Language: English
Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (May 1, 1982)
Pages: 218 pages