Toward The Next Economics And Other Essays About Life


Peter Drucker’s 39 Books

  1. The End of Economic Man (1939)
  2. The Future of Industrial Man (1942)
  3. Concept of the Corporation (1946)
  4. The New Society (1950)
  5. The Practice of Management (1954)
  6. America’s Next Twenty Years (1957)
  7. Landmarks of Tomorrow (1957)
  8. Managing for Results (1964)
  9. The Effective Executive (1966)
  10. The Age of Discontinuity (1968)
  11. Technology, Management and Society (1970)
  12. The New Markets and Other Essays (1971)
  13. Men, Ideas and Politics (1971)
  14. Drucker on Management (1971)
  15. Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (1973)
  16. The Unseen Revolution (1976; reissued in 1996 under the title The Pension Fund Revolution)
  17. People and Performance: The Best of Peter Drucker on Management (1977)
  18. Adventures of a Bystander (1978)
  19. Managing in Turbulent Times (1980)
  20. Toward the Next Economics and Other Essays (1981)
  21. The Changing World of the Executive (1982)
  22. The Last of All Possible Worlds (1982)
  23. The Temptation to Do Good (1984)
  24. Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1985)
  25. Frontiers of Management (1986)
  26. The New Realities: in Government and Politics, in Economics and Business, in Society and World View (1989)
  27. Managing the Nonprofit Organization: Principles and Practices (1990)
  28. Managing for the Future (1992)
  29. The Ecological Vision (1993)
  30. Post-Capitalist Society (1993)
  31. Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995)
  32. Drucker on Asia: A Dialogue between Peter Drucker and Isao Nakauchi (1997)
  33. Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management (1998)
  34. Management Challenges for the 21st Century (1999)
  35. The Essential Drucker (2001)
  36. Managing in the Next Society (2002)
  37. A Functioning Society (2002)
  38. The Daily Drucker (2004, with Joseph A. Maciariello)
  39. The Five Most Important Questions (2008; posthumously released)

Other Drucker Writings


  • The Justification of International Law and the Will of the State (1932)
  • Friedrich Julius Stahl Conservative Political Theory & Historical Development (1933)
  • The Jewish Question in Germany (1936)

Contributing Writer

  • Power and Democracy in America (1961)
  • Preparing Tomorrow’s Business Leaders Today (1969)
  • The Rise of NEC (1991)
  • Song of the Brush: Japanese Painting from the Sanso Collection (1979)


  • An Introductory View of Management (1977)
  • Management Cases (1977; revised edition, 2009)
  • The Effective Executive In Action (2006, with Joseph A. Maciariello)
  • Classic Drucker (2006; content virtually identical to Peter Drucker on the Profession of Management)
  • Management: Revised (2008, posthumously released, with Joseph A. Maciariello)
  • The Drucker Lectures: Essential Lessons on Management, Society and Economy (2010, edited by Rick Wartzman)

More about Peter Drucker

  • Peter Drucker’s Life and Legacy: Hailed by BusinessWeek as “the man who invented management,” Drucker directly influenced a huge number of leaders from a wide range of organizations across all sectors of society.
  • Drucker’s Career Timeline and Bibliography: From his birth in Vienna in 1909 to his death in Claremont in 2005
  • A Drucker Sampler: Readings available online for free that cover three of Drucker’s core areas of focus—the individual, organizations and society
  • Tributes to Drucker: Including Jim Collins on why “Peter Drucker contributed more to the triumph of freedom and free society over totalitarianism than anyone in the 20th century, including perhaps Winston Churchill”
  • Books About Drucker: Personal and intellectual biographies, memoirs by Drucker’s former students and books on management that are rooted primarily and explicitly in Drucker’s work

Here is that passage that explains why Albert Jay Nock called his book Snoring as a Fine Art:

Snoring should be regarded as a fine art and respected accordingly. If this be admitted, I might suggest further that our civilization does not so regard it, as it should, and gives the practice no encouragement, but rather the contrary.

Consequently one might with reason think that there is too little snoring done—snoring with a purpose to guide it, snoring deliberately directed towards a salutary end which is otherwise unattainable—and that our society would doubtless be better off if the value of the practice were more fully recognized. In our public affairs, for instance, I have of late been much struck by the number of persons who professedly had something. The starry-eyed energumens of the New Deal were perhaps the most conspicuous examples; each and all, they were quite sure they had something. They had a clear premonition of the More Abundant Life into which we were all immediately to enter by the way of a Planned Economy. It now seems, however, that the New Deal is rapidly sinking in the same Slough of Despond which closed over poor Mr. Hoover's head, and that the More Abundant Life is, if anything, a little more remote than ever before.

I do not disparage their premonition or question it; I simply suggest that the More Abundant Life might now be appreciably nearer if they had put enough confidence in their premonition to do a great deal less thinking, planning, legislating, organizing, and a great deal—oh yes, a very great deal—more snoring.

Others essays include: "Life, Liberty, and ...," "Utopia in Pennsylvania," "Advertising and Liberal Literature," "Henry George," "What the American Votes For," "The Purpose of Biography," "The King's Jester: Modern Style," "Alas, Poor Yorick," "If Only," "Epstean's Law," "Sunday in Brussels."

Albert Jay Nock is one of the 20th century's great writers and essayists, a thinker of immense power who was also a tremendous advocate of liberty. These essays are among his finest work.

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