November 11, 2005

News & Opinion: Jim Collins from The Daily Drucker

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 11:23 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

Last December, we posted the foreword that Jim Collins wrote for The Daily Drucker. We thought it was a great story to start the tribute:
In December of 1994, I pulled up to Peter Drucker’s house in my rental car. I rechecked the address because the house just didn’t seem big enough. It was a nice house in a neighborhood near the Claremont Colleges, bordered tightly by similar suburban houses, with two small Toyotas parked in the drive. It would have been a perfect, modestly proportioned home for a professor from the local college. But I wasn’t looking for a professor from the local college; I was looking for Peter Drucker—the leading founder of the field of management, the most influential management thinker in the second half of the twentieth century, the founding father of the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management...

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About Dylan Schleicher

Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.