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Peter Drucker was a Rock Star

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Often, I am asked whom I admire.  Peter Drucker is on the top of my list, and the more I learn about him, the more I like him.  He had all the essential qualities of a rock star: he was a rebel (with a cause), he was forward thinking, he truly was an artist (who wrote nearly 40 books!) and he welcomed criticism and controversy.

Over the holiday break, I had the chance to read a book about him.  I’m not sure if many know that he actually turned down academic appointments/offers at Harvard and Stanford, because he wanted to consult, because he wanted to write books rather than peer reviewed cases (he was not a fan of hypo case theory method being taught in class), and he wanted to teach and learn his way.  As the father of management, he wrote about managerial concepts before anyone else even thought about management as a practice.  And, often criticized, he forged ahead despite his critics.

All he needed was some extra tour dates and a Tshirt, and I totally would have been there for the concert. Whatever universe you may have moved on to, Dr. Drucker, we all hope you are still rocking there!