"The better a man is, the more mistakes will he make - for the more new things he will try. I would never promote a man into a top level job who had not made mistakes, and big ones at that. Otherwise he is sure to be mediocre": Rare First Edition of Peter Drucker's The Practice of Management; Signed by Him

  • The Practice of Management.
  • The Practice of Management.

The Practice of Management.

Item Number: 54020

New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1954.

First edition of this seminal work in management. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Peter Drucker on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Rare and desirable signed by Drucker.

A classic since its publication in 1954, The Practice of Management was the first book to look at management as a whole and being a manager as a separate responsibility. The Practice of Management created the discipline of modern management practices. Readable, fundamental, and basic, it remains an essential book for students, aspiring managers, and seasoned professionals.