INTERVIEW: MANAGING IN A POST-CAPITALIST SOCIETY

An Interview with Industry Week Conducted by Tom Brown

One of the downsides of what passes as contemporary management thinking is that too many managers venerate “newness” and nothing else. The latest-fad authors, whether there’s substance to their claims or not, too often become the hot ticket for a month or two and then fade. But then there’s Peter Drucker. He wrote his first book, The End of Economic Man, in 1937—and in more than half a century, the steady stream of rock-solid management books that he has written are, in and of themselves, a complete management library. To meet him in his neighborly California home, to see him most comfortable in sport shirt and casual walking shoes, to hear ...

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