The New Realities; Signed by Peter F. Drucker

  • The New Realities: In Government and Politics/in Economics and Business/in Society and World View.

The New Realities: In Government and Politics/in Economics and Business/in Society and World View.

$175.00

Item Number: 45083

New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989.

First edition, second printing. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Peter Drucker on the front free endpaper.

Challenging, insightful, and provocative, Peter Drucker's The New Realities anticipates the central issues of a rapidly changing world. When it was initially published, in 1989, some reviewers mistakenly thought The New Realities was a book about the future, or in other words, a series of predictions. But, as indicated in the title, the book discusses realities. Drucker argues that events of the next thirty to forty 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."

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