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The New Realities free pdf Even in the flattest landscape there are passes where the road first climbs to a peak and then descends into a new valley. Most of these passes are simply topography with little or no difference in climate, language or culture between the valleys on either side. But some passes are different: they are true divides. History too knows such divides. Once these divides have been crossed, the social and political landscape changes- the social and political climate is different, and so is the social and political language. Some time between 1965 and 1973 we passed over such a divide and entered "the next century". This work anticipates the central issues of a rapidly changing world. When it was initially published in 1989, some reviewers mistakenly thought the text was a book about the future, or in other words, a series of predictions. But, as indicated in the title, the text discusses realities. Peter Drucker argues that events of the next 30 to 40 years, or even further on, had already largely been defined by events of the previous half-century. Thus, Drucker discusses episodes in world history that had not yet happened at the time of the book's initial publication, such as: the archaism of the hope for "salvation by society" in "The End of FDR's America"- the democratization of the Soviet Union in "When the Russian Empire is Gone"- the technology boom of the 1990s in "The Information-Based Organization"- and the evolution of management in "Management as Social Function and Liberal Art". This edition features a new preface by the author that discusses both reactions to the original publication of the book and how important it is for decision-makers to consider the past and present when planning for the future.

About Peter Ferdinand Drucker

Peter F. Drucker has been Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate School in California since 1971. He is the author of The Ecological Vision, The Concept of the Corporation, The New Society, The Future of Industrial Man, The Age of Discontinuity, and most recently, his new collection, A Functioning Society, all published by Transaction.

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Author : Peter Ferdinand Drucker
Publisher : Transaction Publishers
Data Published : 31 August 2003
ISBN : 0765805332
EAN : 9780765805331
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 280 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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