Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter F. Drucker

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

America's foremost expert on management presents the first and only book to present entrepreneurship as a systematic discipline and to explain its great challenges and opportunities.


Details Innovation and Entrepreneurship

TitleInnovation and Entrepreneurship
Author
Release DateMar 17th, 2009
PublisherHarperCollins e-books
LanguageEnglish
GenreBusiness, Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Management, Leadership
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Reviews Innovation and Entrepreneurship

  • Herve
    2011-09-21
    Far from my previous post about Perkins, Peter Drucker’s book Innovation and Entrepreneurship was a paradoxical reading. The first chapters were painful even if brilliant. I understood there that innovation is a process which will be successful if carefully planned and managed. Fortunately, chapter 9 completely changed my perception when the author dealt with knowledge-based innovation, which includes innovations based on science and technology...
  • Mohammad Shaker
    2016-03-05
    As always, Peter Drucker is one of my favourites on the subject. A book from the 80s that still a great read today, on a very changing and challenging subject such as entrepreneurship, is a sole indicator of how great the book is.
  • David Garza
    2008-07-02
    Even though this book is relatively old, its principles apply in every era. Drucker presents innovation as an ageless art form, in which all that changes is the approach. Any business owner, or out of the box thinker, should definitely read this book.
  • Robert
    2008-07-26
    Most people probably think that innovation and entrepreneurship is something that happens by chance or by magic. Reading this book by Peter Drucker should dispel this notion totally. Not only is innovation and entrepreneurship something that can be measured but it is something that can be learned.The book initially provides definitions of what innovation and entrepreneurship is, what the different types and aspects of each are and where they are ...
  • Nicholas
    2008-08-18
    Peter Drucker is awesome.He turns innovation into a discipline. I need to read more of this guy.Drucker lists the seven places where innovation takes place and then goes into detail for each one. The interesting thing is that few of them are what people normally think of as innovation.Quotes:"Entrepreneurs are a minority among new businesses. They create something new, something different; they change or transmute values.""Entrepreneurship is thu...
  • Timothy Chklovski
    2014-10-29
    This is the first book by Drucker that I've read, but definitely not the last.Drucker is erudite; he reaches back hundreds of years and across continents to identify first introduction of one thing or another. Although Drucker's seminal contributions have shaped how large corporations in the US and Japan are managed, this work looks at a full spectrum of companies from large to small, and describes the kinds of innovation that succeed.Drucker del...
  • Krishna Kumar
    2015-05-03
    Long before the Innovator's Dilemma was written, here is Drucker with the same insights about why innovation must be treated as a special child by management, and the challenges faced by it in existing corporations. This review was written after I read the book for the second time (I had read it previously a few years back), and it is incredible how the contents seem more meaningful and relevant on the second reading.
  • Babak
    2011-11-16
    This is a very authoritative introduction to the subject of innovation. It is very well-written, although a bit heavy at points. Drucker has made an important contribution, as usual. The part on sources of innovation is very good and also exists as an HBR article.
  • Dmitri Pavlov
    2015-07-27
    Honestly a bit boring, but nevertheless it is smart, some stories and examples are really make you interested. The material just need to be presented better.
  • Ramy Khodeir
    2012-09-28
    The necessary link between to essential disciplines required for the 21st century business enterprise
  • Adam McNamara
    2018-03-15
    Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about how to find opportunities to innovate, how to manage entrepreneurship within an organization, and how to manage entrepreneurial strategy in the market.In each of these three major sections, Drucker presents frameworks that help organize your thoughts. For example, he proposes seven sources of innovation opportunities, like The Unexpected, Process Needs, and New Knowledge. He's quick to provide relevant cas...
  • Oscar Romero
    2017-10-10
    Although an old (by my own standards) book--still has many principles that continue to apply today...With Innovation just changing the way we go about creating something new or better.I personally think we do not have to be an entrepreneur in order to become more innovator--but I agree that if you want to start--innovation is a great way to do so. We already know how many started and where they are now--so, we do have much to choose from.Many bus...
  • Rhonda Sue
    2017-08-07
    This is one of those seminal landmark business books that need to be read and digested. Although the book is somewhat outdated in its examples, the principles are still relevant to today's entrepreneurs and innovators. Many of the companies cited in this 1986 book are either no longer with us and newer companies like Apple are barely mentioned. But, that said, Drucker spells out the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship and how to go abou...
  • RAHUL KHACHANE
    2017-11-02
    Great Great book.Simple and based on principles.Peter Drucker is about principles. And it is very much exciting to hear from Peter Drucker, What he thinks about innovation and entrepreneurship.It is very helpful for managers and budding entrepreneurs to understand some basic principles.Book is little heavy as it is written by the father figure in management. But it serves the great purpose of educating one self with the basic knowledge of new ven...
  • Jacob Mclaws
    2014-07-03
    I picked this up with the intent to read it and have it under my belt so I could say I've read it just because it is a "classic". I expected a lot of out of date references and antiquated principles of innovation. I did find A LOT of out of date references to companies that are no longer the innovation powerhouses that they once were (which just highlights the transient nature of being an innovation factory), but the principles and practices seem...
  • Sylv C
    2018-02-07
    While one may no longer agree with everything in the book, Drucker's classic has withstood the passage of 30+ years since its initial publication incredibly well. A highly recommended read whether one works in a large organization or startup setting, as an owner or manager. Thought provoking and provides a good methodical framework for identifying and exploiting new markets.
  • Brandon
    2017-10-29
    Fascinating, rigorous book. Very detailed and dense in a good way. In spite of this book being slightly old, there are numerous very useful insights on entrepreneurship and innovation here. I will definitely be going back to reference this book for many years into the future. Also looking forward to reading more of Drucker's work.
  • Lance McNeill
    2018-04-24
    Some things evergreen, some obsolete Overall this is still a must read for economic development professionals, as there is quite a bit of sage advice that’s still applicable decades later. There are some ideas and examples that are obsolete though.
  • Ron Quartel
    2018-04-12
    I found it dated. Lean Startup is a more modern view of the topic.
  • Gunjan Mehta
    2017-08-28
    May be the first ever book to take the route of practicing entrepreneurship, making policies and putting innovation into the roots of the company...as it is needed in 21st Century...
  • Allan Laal
    2017-03-17
    classic Drucker wisdom
  • Jozsef
    2016-11-03
    Another great book from the prophet of management. A good read even with the benefit of hindsight, because you can contrast and compare old methods and theories with current practices.
  • Mike Mott
    2017-09-18
    This is an incredible book. The data and examples may be dated, but this is a must-read for anyone starting a business. A framework for entrepreneurship.
  • Marta Dominguez
    2017-03-02
    It's the first management book I give a 5 stars to. I have been refusing innovation and entrepreneurship books just because of the same reasons Drucker sanctions them in his book: they are pretentious and of little practical use if you are to try replicating any of the ideas. Drucker got me on his side from that moment all the read through.The major achievement of this book is to present innovation as a management practice rather than any imposed...
  • Mckinley
    2017-03-10
    Interesting look back at the mid to later 20th century business environment.
  • Van
    2015-10-09
    Cuốn sách là một chứng minh hùng hồn cho khái niệm cơ bản : Khởi nghiệp là đổi mới, là mang lại một giải pháp hữu ích cho thị trường, cũng như, thay đổi là tất yếu, ai biết nắm bắt sự thay đổi sẽ gặt hái thành công. Khái niệm này có thể ai cũng biết hoặc nghe tới rồi, nhưng để phân tích hay và sâu như cuốn sách này thì quả thực khó và hiếm...
  • Shai Sachs
    2015-07-19
    It's a bit odd to read a book about innovation that's thirty years old, but Peter Drucker's definitive work holds up reasonably well. More than that, I think the main thrust of the book has not really been fully appreciated. The idea that entrepreneurship is a business activity that can be organized and managed in the same way as any other activity - accounting, say, or manufacturing - is still rather unorthodox today. Companies that systematical...
  • Maura
    2013-03-17
    I sure wish there was a more recent version. This book would have earned another star if more of the examples had been drawn from the recent past. There were enough timeless examples from the past couple hundred years to make it a worthwhile read, though.Some useful points:*Look for the surprise successes and exploit them. *Don't turn your nose up at unexpected uses for your product if it's selling. It doesn't matter if your happy customers are n...
  • George Mount
    2017-02-13
    One of the best books on entrepreneurship I have read. Drucker was such a visionary. I cannot believe this book was written in the 1980s.
  • Abhi Yerra
    2016-03-14
    Reading Drucker is like reading the source that every other business author seems to go to. He has basically distilled Innovation and Entrepreneurship to a management science. The effective strategies to use and the different types of innovations that are possible. Not all of them have to be high tech and not all of them have to be based on new knowledge. They can be boring like coming up a mechanism for a farmer to pay for a tractor in installme...