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What I Learned from Peter Drucker

Jim Champy

If there were a pantheon for the geniuses of business management, my friend Peter Drucker’s bust would loom front and center. Whenever I face a management conundrum, I try to imagine his solution. His quizzical smile—kindly but knowing—has kept me straight on many a crooked path.

In person he was every bit as dynamic and fascinating as his writings and reputation were. He awed people, including me. After all, he was arguably the most influential business thinker of the twentieth century. His eccentricities strengthened his legend. Disinterested in material wealth, he lived and worked in a modest Southern ...

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