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The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society (Paperback)
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The Age of Discontinuity: Guidelines to Our Changing Society (Paperback)

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Paperback 434 Pages / Published: 30/01/1992
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The closing decades of the twentieth century have been characterized as a period of disruption and discontinuity in which the structure and meaning of economy, polity, and society have been radically altered. In this volume Peter Drucker focuses with great clarity and perception on the forces of change that are transforming the economic landscape and creating tomorrow's society.

Drucker discerns four major areas of discontinuity underlying contemporary social and cultural reality. These are: (1) the explosion of new technologies resulting in major new industries; (2) the change from an international to a world economy-an economy that presently lacks policy, theory, and institutions; (3) a new sociopolitical reality of pluralistic institutions that poses drastic political, philosophical, and spritual challenges; and (4) the new universe of knowledge based on mass education and its implications in work, leisure, and leadership.

Peter Drucker brings to this work an intimate knowledge and objective view of the particular and general. The Age of Discontinuity is a fascinating and important blueprint for shaping a future already very much with us.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781560006183
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Professor Drucker's book has tremendous scope. . . . [It] is a useful, stimulating survey of the political and economic realities that may shape the next few decades."

--Wall Street Journal


"Peter F. Drucker . . . sees no challenge that cannot be met by America and the 'have' nations of the world provided they have the flexibility to recognize that a new era is upon us."

--Newsday


"The Age of Discontinuity is the kind of book that makes businessmen think thoughts they have never thought before."

--The New York Times


"Drucker argues his case brilliantly."

--David Broder, Washington Post


"Professor Drucker's book has tremendous scope. . . . [It] is a useful, stimulating survey of the political and economic realities that may shape the next few decades."

--Wall Street Journal


"Peter F. Drucker . . . sees no challenge that cannot be met by America and the 'have' nations of the world provided they have the flexibility to recognize that a new era is upon us."

--Newsday


"The Age of Discontinuity is the kind of book that makes businessmen think thoughts they have never thought before."

--The New York Times


"Drucker argues his case brilliantly."

--David Broder, Washington Post


-Professor Drucker's book has tremendous scope. . . . [It] is a useful, stimulating survey of the political and economic realities that may shape the next few decades.-

--Wall Street Journal


-Peter F. Drucker . . . sees no challenge that cannot be met by America and the 'have' nations of the world provided they have the flexibility to recognize that a new era is upon us.-

--Newsday


-The Age of Discontinuity is the kind of book that makes businessmen think thoughts they have never thought before.-

--The New York Times


-Drucker argues his case brilliantly.-

--David Broder, Washington Post

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