"Peter Drucker" Jasojon
Author: Peter Ferdinand Drucker
Translator: Dong-hyeon Lee
Publisher: Korea Economic Daily
Hardcover | 699 pages | 195*118mm
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About This Book
"It is [a] belief in diversity and pluralism and the uniqueness of each person
that underlies all my writings . . . " -from the Preface.
Regarded as the most influential and widely read thinker on modern organizations
and their management, Peter Drucker has also established himself as an
unorthodox and independent analyst of politics, the economy, and society. A man
of impressive scope and expertise, he has paved significant inroads in a number
of key areas, sharing his knowledge and keen insight on everything from the
plight of the employee and the effects of technology to the vicissitudes of the
markets and the future of the new world order. Adventures of a Bystander is
Drucker's rich collection of autobiographical stories and vignettes, in which
this legendary figure paints a portrait of his remarkable life, and of the
larger historical realities of his time.
In a style that is both unique and engaging, Drucker conveys his life story
-from his early teen years in Vienna through the interwar years in Europe, the
New Deal era, World War II, and the postwar period in America-through intimate
profiles of a host of fascinating people he's known through the years. Their
personal histories are, as Drucker tells us, the beads for which his own life
serves as the string. A colorful group, these diverse, often unpredictable,
always multidimensional individuals were chosen "because each of them, in his or
her own highly personal way, reflects and refracts the thirty crucial years from
the end of World War I to the first post-World War II decade-the thirty years
that largely formed the world in which we now live."
An amazing pageant of characters, both famous and otherwise, springs from these
pages, illuminating and defining one of the most tumultuous periods in world
history. Along with bankers and courtesans, artists, aristocrats, prophets, and
empire-builders, we meet members of Drucker's own family and close circle of
friends, among them such prominent figures as Sigmund Freud, Henry Luce, Alfred
Sloan, John Lewis, and Buckminster Fuller. Playing to perfection their roles as
those who "reflect and refract" the customs, beliefs, and attitudes of the
times, these singular personalities lend Adventures of a Bystander a striking
A brief encounter with Freud becomes the catalyst for an absorbing,
multidimensional description of the economics, politics, and social psychology
of pre-World War II Europe. Drucker introduces us to Fritz Kraemer, a brilliant,
monocle-wearing eccentric who became an influential mentor to the young Henry
Kissinger. His personal memoir of Henry Luce documents the development of modern
journalism, while in "The Indian Summer of Innocence," he rescues and preserves
the very heart of the American experience during the last New Deal years before
World War II.
Shedding light on a turbulent and important era, Adventures of a Bystander also
reflects Peter Drucker himself as a man of imaginative sympathy and enormous
interest in people, ideas, and history. These enthralling stories complement and
complete the groundbreaking analytical writing for which he is so revered.
Luminous autobiographical stories by one of the greatest thinkers of our time
"The cast of characters among whom Drucker moves is superbly rich, and the
informed glimpse he provides of a vanished social and political universe is an
education in itself. Adventures of a Bystander is better than a novel, more
lively than an essay, and as thoughtful as both at their best." -The Harvard
"Adventures of a Bystander is a virtuoso performance in which Drucker displays a
dazzling diversity of personal interests and knowledge, an awesome power of
recall, and a crisp, highly readable writing style." -BusinessWeek.
"Adventures of a Bystander appears in a stroke to have restored the art of the
memoir and of the essay. It will doubtless be a while before its like comes
round again." -The Washington Post.
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