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November 11, 2005

News & Opinion: Jim Collins from The Daily Drucker

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 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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