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  • "The Definitive Drucker" is a book written by Elizabeth Edersheim chronicling the career and business insights of Peter F. Drucker, considered by many to be the father of modern business management.

    Facts

    "The Definite Drucker" is published by McGraw-Hill and first saw print in 2006. A.G. Lafley, the chairman, president and CEO of Proctor & Gamble, wrote the forward.

    Features

    The book, which is seven chapters and 256 pages long, explores Drucker's views on business practices, economic changes and contemporary business trends.

    Significance

    Author Elizabeth Edersheim had unprecedented access to Drucker over the final 16 months of his life.

    History

    Born in Austria in 1909, Drucker was a writer, teacher and management consultant who urged business and labor leaders to empower the worker. He wrote 39 books and consulted with such companies as General Motors, General Electric and Sears, Roebuck.

    Fun Fact

    Drucker called himself a "social ecologist," a term he invented to describe his concern for the human side of business. Drucker believed employees were a resource, not a cost.

    Source:

    The Drucker Institute

    DefinitiveDrucker.com

    The New York Times

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