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Who are the leading Management Gurus in the US who write about why the economy is being changed this drastically?
The economy is a bit more predictable than the weather. Some of these guys advice the government.
Across the pond I know of one but I'll wait and see if he is named first because I think he is active and well-known in the States. He is farly down-to-earth and doesn't write in a style meant only for economists.
Sometimes reading their books helps in getting parts of the bigger picture puzzle.
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Originally posted by HS Thomas:
Who are the leading Management Gurus in the US who write about why the economy is being changed this drastically?
The economy is a bit more predictable than the weather. Some of these guys advice the government.
Across the pond I know of one but I'll wait and see if he is named first because I think he is active and well-known in the States. He is farly down-to-earth and doesn't write in a style meant only for economists.
Sometimes reading their books helps in getting parts of the bigger picture puzzle.
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Well, two come to mind off the top of my head. Peter Drucker is an Austrian emigre to the US who published his first book in 1939 and is still writing. He would probably look at the tech crash and 'offshoring' as blips on the economic screen. I agree with that POV. For economic analysis and wide historical viewpoint nobody can touch Drucker. Shame he's in his 90's and less active than he was.
The other chap isn't really a 'Management guru'. More of a methodology snake oil seller by trade. Ed Yourdon has written two extremely valuable books on the specific subject: Decline and Fall of the American Programmer and Rise & Resurrection of the American Programmer
 
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Hi Alfred.
Yeah, I remember Ed Yourdon of SSADM fame.
Peter Drucker ia also a well-known guru. Isn't it amazing how his economic predictions invariably have come true ? He predicts that China is going to be an economic force to be reckoned with. As far as off-shoring goes what we are seeing is just the tip of the ice-berg.
The man ,part of the British Think Tank, that I spoke of is Charles Leadbetter who wrote Living On Thin Air: The New Economy
This book is marketed in the US under another title.
It's a pretty amazing read. Must read it again with reference to how things seem to be shaping up.


But when technology allows people to plug into the political process directly, then Members of Parliament, like other intermediaries, such as insurance brokers and travel agents, may find themselves looking for a new role in life. When people can buy, sell, trade and invest directly using the internet and its successors, as they will in the next five years, they will want to know why they cannot interact with the political system in the same direct way.


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Hmmm, interesting. I followed your link to the excerpt. Very New Labor in his thinking, but probably no Drucker. Too much 'blue sky' in him for that.
 
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Very New Labor in his thinking, but probably no Drucker. Too much 'blue sky' in him for that.


No , a new Drucker has yet to surface. That position is still open on a global basis. Charles Leadbetter is/was very much linked to Blairs government. I think this is his web presence :Fast Company.
No sorry, he just replies to postings. No wonder most of the companies are US companies.If I remember his thoughts were based on ideas not products being a wealth generator. So he is not quite all "blue sky".
Much rather work at one of these companies than do an MBA. An MBA now would be pretty much no use as businesses need to change, too, and no one is sure how.

There must be some other European management leaders.
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