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    • Correspondence from Melvin L. Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1957-12-02

    • Letters; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Books; General Electric Company; Professional employees
    • This is a letter written by Mel Hurni for Peter Drucker. The letter is Hurni's review of a chapter from a book Drucker was working on. The title of the book is not given, but Hurni finds the theme of the chapter to be "the need to move beyond...
    • Correspondence from Melvin L. Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1958-09-29

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Management; General Electric Company
    • This letter is written by Mel Hurni for Peter Drucker and is a critique of an article draft written by Drucker. The article is called "Management Science or Management Gadget Bag?". Hurni lists several issues he finds with the article and offers...
    • Correspondence from Melvin L. Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1958-02-11

    • Letters; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; General Electric Company; Operations research; Professional employees; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • This letter is from Mel Hurni to Peter Drucker. It discusses the theory building work that Drucker did for Hurni. Hurni explains adjustments he would like Drucker to make so that the examples will be more suitable to his purposes. One such...
    • Correspondence from Mel Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1959-05-28

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Engineers; Engineering; Education; Letters
    • This is a letter written by Mel Hurni for Peter Drucker. Hurni is commenting on a letter, written by Drucker for Professor Meriam, about engineering education. He asks why is it that "engineers do not stay engineers, as doctors stay doctors". He...
    • Correspondence from Melvin L. Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1958-09-29

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Management; General Electric Company
    • This letter is written by Mel Hurni for Peter Drucker and is a critique of an article draft written by Drucker. The article is called "Management Science or Management Gadget Bag?". Hurni lists several issues he finds with the article and offers...
    • Correspondence from Mel L. Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1958-02-07

    • Letters; Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Management consulting; Management science; Problem solving; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978
    • This letter was sent from Mel Hurni to Peter Drucker asking for his opinions about the attached proposal. Enclosed is a letter from Mel Hurni to Harold Smiddy containing a tentative hypothesis for an article about the work of a manager. The...
    • Correspondence from Mel Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1956-10-17

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Urbanization; Population; Authorship; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Letters
    • This is a letter by Mel Hurni for Peter Drucker. It is a critique of Drucker's general thesis for "Economic Anticipation for Entrepreneurial Decisions". Hurni assumes that the facts used in the piece are correct, and focuses his comments on the...
    • Correspondence from Mel Hurni to Peter F. Drucker, 1957-04-08

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; Cordiner, Ralph J.; Cybernetics
    • This was a brief note written by Mel Hurni to Peter Drucker. The letter thanks Drucker for the recommendation of a book by Father Dubarle. He mentions that Harold Smiddy insisted P.E. Mills read it as well. Hurni also offers a minor critique and...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Mel Hurni, 1957-11-18

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Consultants; General Electric Company
    • This is a letter written by Peter Drucker to Mel Hurni. Its purpose is to state his opinion on the possibility of creating a "technical counsellor" position for each sub-service of Operations Research & Synthesis Consulting Service. Drucker...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1959-09-20

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Diagnosis; Authorship; Gratitude
    • This is a letter from Peter Drucker to Mel Hurni. Drucker thanks Hurni for his comments and criticism on a paper he wrote. Although he is unsure whether or not he will pursue the idea further, but if he does, he intends to use Hurni's letter as the...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1958-02-14

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Management consulting; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978
    • This letter is written by Peter Drucker for Mel Hurni. It consists of several comments about a memorandum that was written to Harold Smiddy to propose a writing topic for a book or article. Drucker believes he has chosen a good topic that could...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1954-12-29

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Decentralization in management; General Electric Company; Executive management; Operations research; Performance; Autonomy; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978
    • This is a letter written by Peter F. Drucker for Mel Hurni. Drucker addresses some weaknesses in the General Electric Company that he believes can be solved or improved by O.R. & S. (operations research and synthesis). He also outlines the three...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1954-12-29

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Operations research; Smiddy, Harold F., 1900-1978; General Electric Company
    • This is a cover letter written by Peter to Mel Hurni. It explains that the enclosed letter contains an approach to company-wide problems at General Electric. Drucker wrote it so that it could be shown to Harold Smiddy if the need arose. Drucker...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1954-06-18

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Mathematics; Management; Operations research
    • This is a letter from Peter Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni. It discusses the use of math and the place of a mathematician in OR&S. Drucker believes that Operations Research and Synthesis is not just the application of mathematics to business, it is...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1958-09-20

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Authorship; Management science
    • This is a letter written by Peter Drucker for Mel Hurni to ask about his opinion on a rough draft of a piece for the Harvard Business Review. Drucker asks for Hurni's "unvarnished reaction" because the piece is meant to appear the following winter...
    • Correspondence from Peter F. Drucker to Melvin L. Hurni, 1954-09-18

    • Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005; Letters; Operations research; General Electric Company; Decision making; Management; Consultants; Manufacturing processes
    • Peter Drucker wrote this letter to Mel Hurni to discuss more possible solutions to the problems discussed in a meeting the previous week. The conclusions he lists include constantly working to improve the competence of the workers involved,...

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