But in late 1999, it was just another day at the mailbox for Peter Drucker.
“Dear Peter,” wrote David Rockefeller, the former chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank. “I have no other purpose in writing this letter other than to tell you that I feel that in many ways I learned more about how to be a manager from you than from anyone else I can think of. I always enjoyed the all too rare conversations we had and only regret that I did not take greater advantage than I did of your wisdom as a teacher.”
Peter Drucker, of course, is no longer around to engage in such conversations. But we are doing our best to stimulate the dialogue here on the Dx, and we hope that you’ll take part.
To encourage your participation, today we unveil a streamlined visual design meant to improve your reading experience. In the coming weeks, we’ll be adding some new features, as well, including a more robust roll of the blogs that we’re following and translations of our content in a number of languages in addition to English.
In addition to the changes on the Dx, we also today launch a new look for the Drucker Institute’s website and our newsletter, The Window. Visit www.DruckerInstitute.com and the first thing you’ll notice is a composite photo of Peter Drucker holding an iPad. It’s a visual representation of the tagline: “Old Wisdom, New Applications.”
We’ve redesigned and reorganized the entire site to help you find much more quickly what interests you. And we’ve added some great new nuggets, including our top 10 picks from the Drucker Archives and The Nonprofit Drucker—25 hours of Drucker in conversation with leading nonprofit executives for which we used to charge $25 but that’s now a free download.
We hope you like what you see. Most importantly, we hope you heed David Rockefeller’s advice: Take advantage of Peter Drucker’s timeless wisdom, as we tie it to some of today’s most timely issues.