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The Practical Drucker by William A. Cohen

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CHAPTER ONE

How I Became the Student of the Father of Modern Management

This book consists of wisdom that I learned in the classroom and in personal dialogue with Peter F. Drucker, arguably the greatest management thinker of our time. It also describes how I applied these insights which he so generously imparted. However, this first chapter is mostly about me and how I came to my relationship with Peter Drucker. The lessons themselves were received over a thirty-year period, from when I first met Peter Drucker in 1975 until his death in 2005. His management approach continues to be taught at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. I know that it gave him a great deal of satisfaction ...

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