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Book Club Newsletter #041: Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker

Updated: Jun 8

In today's issue of this book club newsletter, I am happy to share my notes on Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker.

"It takes far more energy and work to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence."

- Peter F. Drucker



Rating: 5/5 ⭐️ (Great) Topic: Non-fiction - Management, Business & Personal Development.

  • Main Ideas - Great.

  • Examples & Stories - Great.

  • Engagement - High.



This article turned into a small book is the perfect example of what to pick up when starting a reading habit.

Packed with powerful ideas and examples in just a few pages. This book will teach you a framework to unlock your full potential by discovering your strengths, recognizing how you best work with others, and identifying the work environments that are right for you. This framework is called "Feedback Analysis." The idea of feedback analysis is simple... Every time you are going to make a decision in your life, write down your predictions for the next 9 or 12 months. After that period of time, compare your expected results with the actual results. This will give you insights into;

  • Your strengths.

  • Your skills.

  • And areas of ignorance. To fully take advantage of your capabilities, you must ask yourself three fundamental questions.

  1. What are my strengths?

  2. How do I perform?

  3. What are my values?

Understanding yourself better is the only way to start managing yourself. As they say... "What doesn't get measured doesn't get managed." (That's saying is peter drucker btw) A must-read due to its length and great advice. A little book to keep in your library to revisit every now and then. “Most people think they know what they are good at. Most people are usually wrong.” Hope this helps. Until next week! - Agustin



  • “A person can only perform only from strength.”

  • “Amazingly, few people know how they get things done.”

  • “Ethics requires asking yourself, what kind of person do I want to see in the mirror in the morning?"




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