A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World's Greatest Management Teacher

By William A Cohen
Hailed as "a warm and useful read," "A Class with Drucker" brings to life invaluable advice from the world's greatest thinker and writer on management. From 1975 to 1979, author William Cohen studied under the great Peter Drucker and became the first graduate of his doctoral program. What Drucker taught him literally changed his life. In a matter of a few years, he was recommissioned in the Air Force and rose to the rank of major general. Eventually, he became a full professor, management consultant, multibook author, and university president--all while maintaining a nearly lifelong friendship with the master. In "A Class with Drucker," Cohen shares many of Drucker's teachings that never made it into his countless books and articles, ideas that were offered to his students in classroom or informal settings. Cohen expands on Drucker's lessons with personal anecdotes about his teacher's personality, lack of pretension, and interactions with students and others. He also shows how Drucker's ideas can be applied to the real-world challenges managers face today. Enlightening and intriguing, this book will enable anyone to gain from the timeless wisdom of the inspiring man himself.


NEWS & OPINION: Another Take on The Wisdom of Peter Drucker

Posted August 6, 2009, 3:52 PM with category of Personal Development & Human Behavior
Since his death in November 2005, a number of people have written about their experiences with the late Peter Drucker. William Cohen wrote his book A Class with Drucker about his experience as the first graduate of the doctoral program at Claremont under Drucker's watch. Jeffrey Krames wrote his ode Inside Drucker's Brain last year and shared the experience of a day-long interview with the management guru. Read more


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Publisher AMACOM/American Management Association
Publish date 03/01/2009
Pages 258
ISBN-13 9780814414187
ISBN-10 0814414184
Language English