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The Daily Drucker    by Peter F. Drucker & Joseph A. Maciariello order for
Daily Drucker
by Peter F. Drucker
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HarperCollins, 2004 (2004)
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* * *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

The Daily Drucker offers 366 excerpts of pithy wisdom from the celebrated management guru, starting with 'Know thy time.' The author tells us that these insights are taken from his works on topics including 'management, business, and the world economy; a changing society; innovation and entrepeneurship; decision making; the changing workforce; the nonprofits and their management'.

It begins on January 1st with the importance of 'Integrity in Leadership', and the advice to 'Align yourself with people who have integrity', and ends on December 31st with the notion of the importance of 'Information Literacy'. Along the way, these gems of wisdom particularly spoke to my interests: 'the most important work of the executive is to identify the changes that have already happened'; 'Noneconomic institutions need a yardstick that does for them what profitability does for business'; 'Reinvent Yourself'; 'Beware charisma' (in political leadership); 'The effective decision-maker organizes dissent'; and, my favorite, 'Today's certainties always become tomorrow's absurdities.'

This small volume is of interest and value to those who manage, or work for, all kinds of organizations, from huge multinational corporations to small nonprofits. Dip into The Daily Drucker for your own regular dose of insights to help get 'the Right Things Done'.

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