Farewell, Peter Drucker
I was surprised how surprised I was to read that Peter Drucker passed away last week. After all, he'd had a better than average innings at 95 years old.
But somehow I feel - and I'm sure this is true of many in the business community - that someone very important has passed away. Not someone who used to be important, but someone who was still actively contributing to management theory.
I didn't know much about Drucker until I read his excellent kinda-biographical book Adventures of a Bystander. I recommend it - this guy lived through some of the 20th century's most amazing moments (good and bad) and was able to bring a lot of perspective to how to work ...today.
Farewell, Peter Drucker. I never met you, but thanks to your writing I felt like I knew you.