lunes, 23 de noviembre de 2009

Peter Drucker - a los 100 años de su nacimiento

La nota es de The Economist

Sólo palabras elogiosas para el fundador de la administración moderna, para el "gurú" de los "gurús", para quien definiera la innovación como la tarea del empresariado. Una observación de The Economist llama la atención poderosamente:

"He was a genuine intellectual who, during his early years, rubbed shoulders with the likes of Ludwig Wittgenstein, John Maynard Keynes and Joseph Schumpeter. He illustrated his arguments with examples from medieval history or 18th-century English literature. He remained at the top of his game for more than 60 years, advising generations of bosses and avoiding being ensnared by fashion. He constantly tried to relate the day-to-day challenges of business to huge social and economic trends such as the rise of “knowledge workers” and the resurgence of Asia... He argued that management is one of the most important engines of human progress: “the organ that converts a mob into an organisation and human effort into performance”. He even described scientific management as “the most powerful as well as the most lasting contribution America has made to Western thought since the ‘Federalist Papers’.”... The most important reason why people continue to revere Drucker, though, is that his writing remains startlingly relevant. Reading “Concept of the Corporation”, which was published in 1946, you are struck not just by how accurately he saw the future but also by how similar today’s management problems are to those of yesteryear. This is partly because, whatever the theorists like to think, management is not a progressive science: the same dilemmas and difficult trade-offs crop up time and again..." is not a progressive science: the same dilemmas and difficult trade-offs crop up time and again...

Si esta afirmación es correcta, el "management" comparte destino con la filosofía :-)

Peter Drucker nació en Viena el 19 de noviembre de 1909 y murió en California - USA el 11 de noviembre de 2005

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