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The 10 BEST Peter Drucker Books of All Time (Ranked)

Arthur Worsley
by Arthur Worsley
M.A. Psychology, Oxford. McKinsey Alum. Founder & Editor at TAoL.
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Who Is Peter Drucker?

Peter Drucker (November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, he invented the concept known as management by objectives and self-control, and he has been described as “the founder of modern management”.

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The 10 Best Peter Drucker Books of All Time

Why these best Peter Drucker books and not others? The best Peter Drucker books below are the top picks from my long list of all Peter Drucker’s books, ranked by a combination of Goodreads rating, number of Goodreads reviews and publication date. The aim is to surface what’s most loved, what’s most popular and what’s proven timelessly relevant.

Here are the 10 best Peter Drucker books of all time:

Best Peter Drucker Books: The Practice of Management
1. The Practice of ManagementPeter F. Drucker
Published 1954 // 416 pages // Rated 4.3 over 1,900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: The Effective Executive
2. The Effective ExecutivePeter F. Drucker (FREE Summary)
The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
THE timeless classic on leadership and management; on getting the right things done – by the dean of business and management philosophy, Peter F. Drucker.
Published 1966 // 208 pages // Rated 4.1 over 31,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: Management
3. ManagementPeter F. Drucker
Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices
Published 1985 // 864 pages // Rated 4.3 over 1,200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: Managing for Results
4. Managing for ResultsPeter F. Drucker
Published 1964 // 256 pages // Rated 4.2 over 500 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: Adventures of a Bystander
5. Adventures of a BystanderPeter F. Drucker
Published 1979 // 352 pages // Rated 4.4 over 200 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: Innovation and Entrepreneurship
6. Innovation and EntrepreneurshipPeter F. Drucker
Practice and Principles
Published 1985 // 288 pages // Rated 4.1 over 9,600 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: The Essential Drucker
7. The Essential DruckerPeter F. Drucker
Published 2000 // 368 pages // Rated 4.1 over 9,700 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: Managing the Non-Profit Organization
8. Managing the Non-Profit OrganizationPeter F. Drucker
Principles and Practices
Published 1990 // 256 pages // Rated 4.0 over 1,100 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: The Daily Drucker
9. The Daily DruckerPeter F. Drucker
366 Days of Insight and Motivation for Getting the Right Things Done
Published 2004 // 448 pages // Rated 4.1 over 900 reviews on Goodreads
Best Peter Drucker Books: The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask about Your Organization
10. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask about Your OrganizationPeter F. Drucker
An Inspiring Tool for Organizations and the People Who Lead Them
Published 1993 // 144 pages // Rated 4.0 over 1,000 reviews on Goodreads

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Peter Drucker Quotes

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.

— Peter Drucker

What gets measured gets managed.

— Peter Drucker
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