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Book Title: The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Nonprofit Organization; Participant's Workbook [Drucker Foundation]|
The author of the book: Peter F. Drucker
ISBN 13: 9781555425951
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 32.91 MB
Date of issue: September 24th 1993
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The late Peter Drucker, known as the father of modern management was a prolific writer who authored over 25 books. This 144 page book is a brief and easy to read treatise on the essentials of strategic management. While the original target audience of this work was the not for profit sector, this book is just as relevant to the world of business.
Ducker’s premise is that there are five key questions every organization must answer in order to be successful. The five questions are: what is our mission, who is our customer, what does the customer value, what are our results and what is our plan. According to Drucker, answering these five questions is the starting point for any organization in order to conduct an internal self-assessment as part of a strategic review or planning exercise. By going through this process, an organization will be forced to ask hard questions about their strategy and rethink the basis of how it competes.
The book is not ground breaking or revolutionary. In fact it is likely that any MBA graduate or leader widely schooled in business strategy will be familiar with much of the material in this book. Nonetheless, many leaders fail to apply this material or simply forget about it over time. The value of Drucker’s writing is that he gives a step by step process to a much neglected review and planning exercise, explains the concepts clearly and succinctly while holding the reader’s hand along the way.
Business and organizational strategy is a complex topic that is the subject of an uncountable number of books and research articles. Clearly, there are numerous more detailed and more recent books available. However, for someone looking for a quick how to guide – particularly the small business owner or not for profit organizational leader, Drucker’s Five Most Important Questions provides the perfect start.
Read information about the authorPeter Ferdinand Drucker was a writer, management consultant and university professor. His writing focused on management-related literature. 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. George Orwell credits Peter Drucker as one of the only writers to predict the German-Soviet Pact of 1939.
The son of a high level civil servant in the Habsburg empire, Drucker was born in the chocolate capital of Austria, in a small village named Kaasgraben (now a suburb of Vienna, part of the 19th district, Döbling). Following the defeat of Austria-Hungary in World War I, there were few opportunities for employment in Vienna so after finishing school he went to Germany, first working in banking and then in journalism. While in Germany, he earned a doctorate in International Law. The rise of Nazism forced him to leave Germany in 1933. After spending four years in London, in 1937 he moved permanently to the United States, where he became a university professor as well as a freelance writer and business guru. In 1943 he became a naturalized citizen of the United States. He taught at New York University as a Professor of Management from 1950 to 1971. From 1971 to his death he was the Clarke Professor of Social Science and Management at Claremont Graduate University.