Sunday, March 18, 2007

Five best business management books

Ken Roman, the former chief executive of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, named the five best books about business management for Opinion Journal.

Number One on the list:
The Effective Executive by Peter F. Drucker (Harper & Row, 1967).

The Effective Executive is the quintessential guide to management principles by the acknowledged master of the subject, Peter F. Drucker. He defines effectiveness as "a habit ... a complex of practices that can always be learned." Those practices include knowing where time goes, focusing on outcomes rather than work, building on strengths and not weaknesses, and concentrating on a few areas that will produce outstanding results. Drucker once observed that there are not 24 hours in a day but only two or three; the difference between the effective executive and everyone else, he said, is the ability to use those hours productively and "get the right things done."
Read about the other four titles on Roman's list.

--Marshal Zeringue