The book applies the principles of Drucker, whom many consider to be the “father of modern management,” individual self-development, by encouraging the pursuit of a more multidimensional life. It is based on more than 20 years of research into Drucker’s , including several interviews with him.

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Bruce Rosenstein
Foreword by Frances Hesselbein
Living in More Than One World
How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life

  1. The keys to living a stimulating and rewarding life distilled from the thought of Peter Drucker—bestselling author, educator, consultant, art collector and the “father of modern management”
  2. Based on Bruce Rosenstein’s 20 years-plus study of Drucker’s life and thought
  3. Helps you construct a complete life plan through exercises, questions, and illustrative anecdotes and quotes

How can we have a rich and fulfilling life? For Peter Drucker, one of the most influential
thinkers of modern times, the secret was “living in more than one world” – enjoying a diverse set of interests, activities, acquaintances, and pursuits. Drucker, whose centenary is observed in 2009, was able to do this despite extraordinary demands on his time, and now Bruce Rosenstein shows how the man who transformed organizational management can transform the way you manage your personal and professional life.

An enormously influential business author and consultant, Drucker also wrote extensively on self-development and self-management, but these writings are scattered throughout dozens of books and articles. For the first time, Rosenstein brings these ideas together into a succinct framework that guides you in building a multifaceted life and career. It’s the next best thing to being mentored by Drucker himself.

Rosenstein shares Drucker’s advice for, first, honing in on your core competencies—developing your main talents, clarifying your values, and managing your time. With this firm foundation established, he uses Drucker as both source and example to show how to enrich your life by developing parallel and second careers, making a difference in the lives of others through volunteerism and service, and using teaching and lifelong learning as complementary ways of staying engaged and up to date.

By living in more than one world you gain new insights, see your world from fresh perspectives, access ever-changing sources of inspiration and stimulation. Peter Drucker managed a varied professional life as a writer, educator, and consultant, and was deeply immersed in literature, music, and art. But he wasn’t superhuman. This is a life that can be lived by anybody who has the tools and Bruce Rosenstein provides them in this thoughtful and inspiring book.

“Few people on earth know Peter Drucker and his work better than Bruce Rosenstein. This is a welcome, unique and very personal addition to Drucker’s incomparable legacy.”
–Bob Buford, Chairman, The Drucker Institute and author of Halftime and Finishing Well

Bruce Rosenstein has written about business and management books for USA Today’s Money section, and worked as a librarian and researcher there for 21 years. He has studied Peter Drucker extensively, conducting one of the last interviews Drucker gave, seven months before his death.

Publication date: August 2009, $19.95, hardcover, 144 pages, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, ISBN 978-1-57675-968-4
$13.97, PDF ebook, ISBN

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Endorsements for Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life:

Rod Beckstrom:
“Everyone is the CEO of their own life. We can all benefit from good life management tools. Rosenstein’s passionate application of Drucker’s powerful business ideas to managing our own lives is powerful and compelling. “
– Rod Beckstrom
The Starfish and The Spider: The Unstoppable Power of Leaderless Organizations

Bob Buford:
“Few people on earth know Peter Drucker and his work better than Bruce Rosenstein. Living in More Than One World will be on the top of my book stack. It is a welcome and very personal addition to Drucker’s incomparable legacy. Unique among all Drucker books, this one tells you what to do with the rest of your life and how to go about it.”
– Bob Buford
Chairman, The Drucker Institute
Author, Halftime and Finishing Well

Tom Butler-Bowdon:
“As ‘the self-help book that Drucker never wrote’, Living in More Than One World fills an important gap in the personal development literature, impressively showing how we do not change the world, or even our own organization, until we have first worked on ourselves. Insightful quotes gleaned from the author’s exclusive interviews with the great man makes this a must-read for anyone who demands more of their personal and professional lives.”
– Tom Butler-Bowdon
Author of 50 Self-Help Classics, 50 Success Classics, 50 Psychology Classics, 50 Prosperity Classics

Robert E. Gaylord:
“An indispensible addition to any Drucker library, Bruce Rosenstein takes a refreshing and innovative approach to reviewing Drucker’s teachings and providing waypoints guiding the reader through their own personal multidimensional journey through life. Bruce’s personal journey through Drucker’s work, with Drucker’s inspiration, has application and insight for us all.”
– Robert E. Gaylord
Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired)
President and Chief Executive Officer



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