Harvard Business Review has tied its November 2009 edition to the Drucker Centennial, proclaiming on its front cover: “What Would Peter Do? . . . How his wisdom can help you navigate turbulent times.”
“If ever HBR had an iconic contributor, it was the late, great Peter Drucker,” the magazine’s Adi Ignatius says in his editor’s note. “Drucker had an extraordinary grasp of the big picture and a clear understanding of the challenges executives actually face. We still strive to present what he so effortlessly provided: a point of view that’s 100% pragmatic but imbued with a deep sense of moral responsibility.”
The magazine features pieces by, among others, Harvard’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Procter & Gamble Chairman A.G. Lafley and the Leader to Leader Institute’s Frances Hesselbein, all of whom are co-chairs of the Drucker Centennial Committee. Other contributors include Alan Kantrow, Oscar Motomura, Peter Paschek and Zhang Ruimin.