Peter F. Drucker was an Austrian-born writer, teacher, and consultant. He is one of the best-known thinkers about the role of the manager and the executive. He founded the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and counseled the governments of 13 countries as well as numerous public service institutions and major corporations. His 39 books on management have been published in more than 70 languages. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002 and received honors from the governments of Austria and Japan.
PRAISE FOR PETER F. DRUCKER: "The man who invented management." -- Businessweek "Drucker gave us the language, the metaphor, the lens, the understanding of the role of management as the critical function." -- Jim Collins, author, Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap ... and Others Don't "Like many philosophers, he spoke in plain language that resonated with ordinary managers. Consequently, simple statements from him have influenced untold numbers of daily actions; they did mine over decades." -- Andy Grove, founder, Intel Corp. "The king of management gurus." -- The Economist