As 2014 slowly ends, I’ve been reflecting on a small but interesting fact: some of Peter Drucker’s most significant books were published in years ending in 4. They are:

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The Practice of Management  (1954).  Jack Beatty, author of The World According to Peter Drucker, considers this to mark the invention of modern management.

Managing for Results  (1964).  This has some of Drucker’s best and most extensive work on the future, which I elaborated on in Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way.

Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices  (1974).  An 839 page compendium of Drucker’s management wisdom up to that point.  In 2008, three years after Drucker’s death, Management: Revised Edition was published.

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