A tip of the hat to Time magazine, which has selected Peter Drucker’s The Essential Drucker as one of “the 25 most influential business management books” of all time.
Notably, this is the only book on the list that is a compendium, an apparent nod to the fact that there were too many landmark Drucker titles to choose from.
Time called The Essential Drucker “a potent 26-piece collection” and noted that the essays within it were “selected by Drucker himself in 2001 as a comprehensive representation of his life’s work.”
Of Drucker the man, the magazine said: “For most of the last half of the 20th century, he was the superstar CEO’s go-to guru, counseling everyone from Alfred Sloan to Andy Grove. And not in the fuzzy-headed, inspirational, bromide-spouting guru sense you see today. Drucker had no time for discussing who moved your cheese, and his insights were distinctive for being simultaneously crystalline yet deeply contrarian—and, frequently, a generation ahead of their time.”
We were also delighted to see some of our other friends on the list, including Warren Bennis, Ken Blanchard, Jim Collins, Stephen Covey and Charles Handy—all of whom have participated in various Drucker Institute events.