November 9, 1987 |
At the Claremont Graduate School, when they talk about classes in management, invariably they talk about a professor named Peter. But if you were to have a chat with Peter, he might tell you the real apostle was Paul. Paul is Paul A.
October 22, 1987 |
Peter F. Drucker, the celebrated observer of corporate America, Wednesday likened Wall Street traders to "Balkan peasants stealing each other's sheep" and said that their lack of restraint made the recent stock market plunge inevitable. "I expected it somewhat earlier," he said, "and not for economic reasons--but for aesthetic and moral reasons. The last two years were just too disgusting a spectacle.
May 7, 1989 |
Will Gorbachev survive, and does it matter anyway? In perestroika 's latest episode, U.S. Secretary of Defense Richard Cheney said a week ago that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev's attempts to reform his country's economy would lead to his downfall. Cheney's comment was countered somewhat by President Bush, saying he told Gorbachev that we in America want perestroika to succeed and backing that sentiment with an OK for subsidies on grain sales to the Soviet Union.
May 5, 1999 |
Peter F. Drucker, author, teacher, consultant to global business and Southern California resident, has just published his 33rd book, "Management Challenges for the 21st Century." Like most of Drucker's books, dating to the 1930s, his latest is filled with thought-provoking observations, grounded in history rather than theory, on major trends in the economy and business.
September 17, 1991 |
Among Peter F. Drucker's many virtues is longevity. As a young trainee in the cotton business, he wrote with a quill pen at a firm that used single-entry bookkeeping in giant ledgers chained to the tables. He's also old enough to have lived through both Russian revolutions. He spent the first in Vienna, his hometown. He sat out the latest in a comfortable suburban ranch house in Claremont, the smoggy old college town he lives in now.
June 4, 1989 |
As dusk settles on the 1980s, the landscape of the next decade appears eerily unclear. In America, debt and deficits seem out of control. The Soviet Union and China are wavering between openness and anarchy. Japan's high-gear economy must now reckon with political upheaval in Tokyo. National pride is competing fiercely with the forces of economic integration in Western Europe. Latin American economics are unwinding in a downward spiral. Fast money and exotic deal-making are reshaping companies everywhere.