Week 50

What Do You Want to Be Remembered For?


Peter Drucker cared deeply about people. For example, my ophthalmologist has told me a number of “Drucker stories” after my appointments. His father was Drucker’s ophthalmologist and friend. Drucker and his wife visited the family home for dinner when the son was a boy. At each visit, Drucker would ask about the young man, how he was doing and what he was planning for his life, not merely in a polite way, but in a way that revealed that he really cared and wanted to know.

I too was a recipient of Drucker’s concern, during a long period of illness. Drucker from time to time asked me how I was doing. He called me after surgeries, once when I was not doing very well. At the depth ...

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