The World According to Peter Drucker (And Michael Lewis)
March 10th, 2017
Michael Lewis has long been one of the top-selling and most recognized nonfiction authors of our era, with such culture-defining books as Liar’s Poker, Moneyball and The Big Short. His recently published The Undoing Project: A Friendship that Changed Our Minds tells the story of the friendship and collaboration decades ago of two Israeli psychologists, the late Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel Laureate. (Kahneman, who achieved further fame with his book Thinking, Fast and Slow; writes about his life and work with Tversky in his Nobel biography.)
Besides the fact that Drucker (who died in 2005 at 95) was a best-selling author, as is Lewis, there are other commonalities: Being prolific, with many books and articles. Working in banking early in their careers. Writing extensively about business, as well as a wide range of other subjects. Living in London as young adults. Lewis’ review of The World According to Peter Drucker is thoughtful and nuanced. He writes of Drucker’s “deep ambivalence towards capitalism,” and that “he regards as his finest piece of work an essay on Kierkegaard.” Recalling Drucker’s 1949 essay “The Unfashionable Kierkegaard,” which has been anthologized several times; and touching on a subject that I explored in my 2013 book Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way, Lewis writes: “One way of viewing Peter Drucker’s career is as a spiritual exercise performed for the spiritually impoverished.”
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