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Doris Drucker: A Remarkable Life

The remarkable life, personally and professionally, of Doris Drucker, who died on October 1 at 103; represents an inspiration for healthy, productive aging. She and Peter Drucker were married for 68 years, until his death at 95 in 2005. They had four children and six grandchildren. Many of the details of her life (including writing, editing, work as a registered patent agent, and as an entrepreneur) are captured in some of the terrific tributes now online, which also describe her devotion to exercise and competitive sports:

The Drucker Institute: In Memoriam: Doris Drucker
Drucker School of Management/Claremont Graduate University: The Drucker School mourns the passing of Doris Drucker
Forbes/Steve Denning: How the Drucker Forum Was Born: A Tribute to Doris Drucker
Los Angeles TimesDoris Drucker dies at 103; memoirist and wife of Peter Drucker
Claremont Courier: Doris Drucker: Author, inventor, wife of Peter Drucker

Photo by Claremont Graduate University

Photo by Claremont Graduate University

In 2004, I interviewed her and wrote a USA TODAY review of her wonderful memoir, Invent Radium or I’ll Pull Your Hair.

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My 2014 Drucker Landmark College Day

On September 16th, I spent a tremendously meaningful day at Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont.  I wrote about the school in Chapter 4 of Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way. Its specialization is educating students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia, and some students may have ADHD or an ASD-Autism Spectrum Disorder. There is now a greater national awareness of the challenges and possibilities of teaching the growing number of students with learning difficulties.  For instance, two days after my talk, Dr. Peter Eden, the school’s President, was in Washington speaking at a U.S. House of Representatives hearing about dyslexia in higher education.

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