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With commentary from industry icons including Jack Welch, A. G. Lafley, John Bachmann, and Bill Donaldson
For Elizabeth Edersheim, a former senior consultant and partner for McKinsey & Co., a request directly from Peter Drucker to write about his life's work and his latest insights was a dream come true. For 16 months, Edersheim had extraordinary, unprecedented access to Drucker, talking with the father of modern management about business practices, economic changes, and contemporary trends-many of which he had predicted decades ago.
During this period, she also interviewed top executives at P&G, Medtronics, General Electric, and Toyota about Drucker's influence. These individuals in turn gave their expert points of view on his management wisdom. With thorough analysis and intriguing insight, The Definitive Drucker delivers the business biography of Drucker's most influential concepts, demonstrating how they are shaping every major organization and business trend of our time.
“The story of Peter Drucker is the story of management itself.”-The New York Times
“It is impossible to overstate Peter Drucker's contribution to the field of management. He invented the field. He defined the terms and laid out the axioms. All that subsequent writers, scholars, and thinkers have done is to footnote his work.”-Michael Hammer, president, Hammer and Company, and author of Reengineering the Corporation
“These stories are as close as you can get to the wisdom of Drucker and how his stunning intelligence can be applied to every modern organization.”-Warren Bennis, Distinguished Professor of Management, USC, author of On Becoming a Leader, and friend and colleague of Dr. Drucker