This is the first of an occasional series I’ll be writing on the Peter Drucker book The Drucker Lectures: Essential Lessons on Management, Society and Economy,published earlier this year. Many of the ideas and concepts will be familiar to his longtime readers. But these talks, from 1943 to 2003, two years before his death at 95, have not been published before. Each of the seven parts represents a decade, from the 1940s to the 2000s. In 1989, there are five knowledge lectures. Five years later, he returns for “The Knowledge Worker and the Knowledge Society.” In 2003, there is the four-part “The Future of the Corporation.”
The collection was edited and has an introduction by Rick Wartzman, the Executive Director of The Drucker Institute, who writes a column, The Drucker Difference, for Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Rick also answered questions for a 2 ½ page Q&A in my book, Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life. Although many of the lectures were given at The Claremont Graduate University, Drucker’s home base for the last 34 years of his life, the settings for some of the others are impressively varied. For instance, “What We Already Know About American Education Tomorrow,” was given as the William T. Beadles Lecture for the American College of Life Underwriters, in 1971. “Management in the Big Organizations” is from a 1967 lecture at a workshop for YMCA managers, in Estes Park, Colorado. “On Health Care” comes from a 1996 speech at the Harvard Medical School. Drucker’s voice rings true, and that’s good news, no matter what subject he tackles, or where the words were spoken.
Quote from @geofftuff & @steven_goldbach of @Deloitte in new Fall 2018 issue of #Leader to Leader https://t.co/CwSvtZlhln
@DruckerInst Many thanks for sharing my '15 Powerful Peter #Drucker quotes...' blog post!
Table of contents for the new, Fall 2018 issue of Leader to Leader, the @WileyBusiness journal I edit
@MMN_ManageSmart Thanks for sharing my #Drucker 'characteristic of an innovator...' quote!
Peter #Drucker, 1964: “The characteristic of the innovator is the ability to envisage as a system what to others ar… https://t.co/4ePi7qhqyA
@kjelili1 thanks for sharing my #Drucker 'produce results in...' quote, Kazeem!
@MichaelJGelb thanks for sharing my tweet about the speakers for @GDruckerForum nov 29-30 Vienna, Michael!
RT @DruckerInst: #PeterDrucker: From Vienna To Qingdao https://t.co/FJuvm2yGLG via Stuart Crainer @thinkers50 https://t.co/EGzST8IGd5
Peter #Drucker, 2003: “You have to produce results in the short term. But you also have to produce results in the l… https://t.co/OETOCSVrOZ
Many thanks, Hal; maybe next year! https://t.co/3VteVrD1Xb