His books have stood the test of time, and are still considered some of the best business books to read on management and leadership.
- The End of Economic Man published by The John Day Co. in 1939 was a socio-economic explanation of fascism that so impressed Winston Churchill that he put it on the British army's official reading list.
- The Effective Executive (Harper & Row, 1967) ranked No. 1 in a Wall Street Journal article, "Keep On Druckin' Blue-chip Books on Business Management" by Ken Ronan, March 17, 2007.
- The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask about your Organization, (Jossey-Bass) is a quick read and a self-assessment tool based on the following five questions which many organizations use today to measure success independent of profit margins.
- Question 1: What Is Our Mission?
- Question 2: Who Is Our Customer?
- Question 3: What Does the Customer Value?
- Question 4: What Are Our Results?
- Question 5: What Is Our Plan?
Jack Beatty's biography of Drucker entitled, The World According to Peter Drucker, (Free Press, 1998), states "Mr Drucker .. has tried for 60 years to take the capital out of capitalism... He discusses economic life in terms of values, integrity, character, knowledge, vision, responsibility, self-control, social integration, teamwork, community competence, social responsibility, the quality of life, self-fulfilment, leadership... dignity, meaning-but rarely money." Peter Drucker assumed the offensive against shameless greed in the boardroom. This lesson still rings true today.
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The site provides brief descriptions of books (snippets) by and about Drucker. Search terms are displayed in context. Online bookstore ads are provided for those who wish to purchase a book.
Peter F. Drucker (1909 - Nov. 11, 2005)
Business Library. The University of Western Ontario.
In addition to providing a list of Drucker's articles and books,
the site has been
updated with links to obituaries of Drucker.
Peter F. Drucker
Drucker School of Management. Claremont Graduate University. Claremont, California.
Drucker School of Management is part of the Claremont Graduate University.
Cohen, William A. Drucker on marketing : lessons from the world's most influential business thinker New York : McGraw-Hill, c2013.
LC Call Number: HF5415 .C54248 2013
LC Catalog Record: 2012016985
Drucker, Peter F. The end of economic man : a study of the new totalitarianism. New York : The John Day Co., c1939.
LC Call Number: D443 .D78
LC Catalog Record: 39012570
Drucker, Peter F. The practice of management. New York, Harper 
LC Call Number: HD70.U5 D7
LC Catalog Record: 54008946
Drucker, Peter F. The effective executive. New York, Harper & Row 
LC Call Number: HD38 .D68
LC Catalog Record: 67011341
Drucker, Peter F. with Joseph A. Maciariello. The daily Drucker : 366 days of insight and motivation for getting the right things done. New York : HarperBusiness, c2004.
LC Call Number: HD31 .D7754 2004
LC Catalog Record: 2004052396
Contributor biographical information
Edersheim, Elizabeth Haas. The Definitive Drucker. New York : McGraw-Hill, c2007.
LC Call Number: HD31 .E356 2007
LC Catalog Record: 2006028011
Table of Contents
Flaherty, John E. Peter Drucker : Shaping the Managerial Mind. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c1999.
LC Call Number: HD31 .F537 1999
LC Catalog Record: 99006371
Table of Contents
Rosenstein, Bruce Create your future the Peter Drucker way : developing and applying a forward-focused mindset. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2013.
LC Catalog Record: 2013026925
Rosenstein, Bruce Living in more than one world : how Peter Drucker's wisdom can inspire and transform your life. San Francisco : Berrett-Koehler Publishers, c2009.
LC Call Number: HD6955 .R68 2009
LC Catalog Record: 2009018209
Farewell, Peter Drucker: A Tribute to an Intellectual Giant
Wharton School. University of Pennsylvania.
This tribute to Drucker discusses his relationship to Wharton and includes tributes from various colleagues. The article also includes a link to the text of a lecture by Drucker delivered at Wharton on April 7, 1993, entitled, The New Organization [PDF file; 39KB] which originally appeared on the Wharton web site.
Sponsored by the Claremont Graduate University, the Archives contain
the life works of Peter Drucker. Included are featured articles, a database which includes citations for awards, certificates, honorary degrees, article and book reviews, manuscripts, correspondence, media, books,
and miscellaneous resources.
Leader to Leader
The Leader to Leader Institute has its roots in the social sector and its predecessor, the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, which in January 2003 transferred its ongoing activities to the new identity. The Leader to Leader Institute furthers its mission "to strengthen the leadership of the social sector" by providing educational opportunities and resources to leaders.
Tribute to Drucker by Representative David Dreier.
15 November 2005, Congressional Record, 109th Cong., 1st sess., H10165.
PDF file (44KB) via GPO Access
This is a tribute to Peter Drucker delivered by Representative Dreier on the floor of The U.S. House of Representatives
The Handy Guide to the Gurus of Management, Episode 3: Peter Drucker, by Charles Handy. BBC World Service Radio Broadcast, c2003.
"Scandals nothing new to business guru," by Bruce Rosenstein. USA Today. McLean, Va., Jul 5, 2002, p. B.08
Interview with Drucker in his later years.
Management Guru Peter Drucker, 95, Dies, by Alex Veiga. AP Wire from Washington Post, Washington, D.C., November 12, 2005.
"The Man Who Invented Management. Why Peter Drucker's ideas still matter," by John A. Byrne. Business Week. November 28, 2005. pages 96-106.
"Peter Drucker's Legacy Includes Simple Advice: It's All About the People,"
by Scott Thurm and Joann S. Lublin. Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition. November 14, 2005. page B1.
"An American Sage," Wall Street Journal, Eastern edition. November 14, 2005. page A22.
"Peter Drucker Remembered," Innovation Zone: BlogTalkRadio aired 2PM EST on July 12, 2007.
Reminisences of Peter Drucker by talk radio show host Thomas Koupoulos and author Bruce Rosenstein, who was at the time working on a book about Drucker.
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