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What Would Drucker Do Now? by Rick Wartzman

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1Management as a Discipline

Peter Drucker: Timeless, Ubiquitous

A few Sundays ago, I was sitting in my home office, working on an outside writing project—a historical narrative that has nothing to do with my day job as director of the Drucker Institute. The think tank’s mission is to advance the teachings of the late Peter Drucker, the man widely hailed as “the father of modern management.”

My stack of reading this day included a 1939 article from The Nation magazine that explored a long-forgotten pension scheme, popularly known as Ham and Eggs, which failed twice at the ballot box in Depression-era California. I was breezing right along—that is, until I got to the penultimate sentence, which contained these six words: “as Peter Drucker has pointed ...

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