Peter Ferdinand Drucker was a tiny man with giant ideas. Ill never forget the one and only time I saw him speak. It was in 1993 at a conference of business executives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There were one thousand of us packed in the ballroom of a hotel. Oddly for a keynote, Drucker spoke immediately after lunch. He had to be helped on stage and sat in an armchair but spoke effortlessly for ......Full article >>>
e to interpret the multiple disciplines of management through a sweeping kaleidoscopic perspective that put the issues and challenges facing managers and business into sharp relief.
It was in The Future of Industrial Man published in 1942 that Drucker first made the argument that corporations had a social as well as economic purpose. He never stopped believing this and would go on eloquen......Full article >>>
ly his work was seen as too superficial and not rigorous enough by many management scholars! According to James OToole of USC, Peter would never have gotten tenure in a major business school. Yet one school, Claremont College where he taught for over 20 years, was wise enough to name its management school after him.
Drucker understood the importance of leadership to people and people to l......Full article >>>
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