Monthly Archives: June 2012

Review of ‘The Essential Drucker’

The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker's Essential Writings on Management‘The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker’s Essential Writings on Management,’ by Peter F. Drucker.

My rating: 4 stars out of 5.

Read the best of ‘The Best of Peter Drucker’ in 400 words!

Although Drucker begain writing about management in the 1960s, much of his thinking seems remarkably current, for example the focus on strengths, the identification of knowledge organisations with biological rather than mechanical systems (complexity theory), the role of social entrepreneurship and multiple stakeholder orientation. […]

Review of ‘Zoom’

ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future‘ZOOM: The Global Race to Fuel the Car of the Future,’ by Iain Carson.

My rating: 3 stars out of 5.

How much longer will our cars burn oil? What will replace it?

Two correspondents for The Economist provide a US-centric view of the geopolitical and economic forces that link Big Oil and Big Auto, and discuss the potential for a hydrogen economy to resolve the environmental issues surrounding the burning of fossil fuels. […]