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The “Deeper Sense of Purpose” of T. George Harris, a Collaborator and Friend of Peter Drucker

There is fascinating material related to Harris’ work with Drucker on the online Drucker Archives, including a lengthy video interview with Harris that goes into considerable depth into their longstanding relationship. That interview is also a window into Harris’ wide-ranging intellect. It’s no wonder that he and Drucker had such a long friendship and working relationship.


28 Peter F. Drucker Quotes to Energize Your Work Week

“The first priority for one’s own development is to strive for excellence.” Every day I post quotes by Peter Drucker on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. I’ve curated these quotes over many years, and I find them to be inspirational and useful in my work and life. Here are some of my favorites, grouped by topic:


Reflections on Peter F. Drucker and the 50th Anniversary Edition of The Effective Executive

Although Peter Drucker wrote a number of books that could justifiably be called classics, perhaps his most beloved is The Effective Executive. We are living in a much different world than the one of 1967, but Drucker’s relatively short guide to getting the right things done, and done well, still packs considerable power.


Reflections On My Interview With Peter F. Drucker: 15 Years Later, The Modern Workforce Still Needs His Wisdom

On July 5, 2002, USA TODAY published my feature story on Peter Drucker, “Scandals Nothing New to Business Guru.” I’m convinced that Living in More Than One World and my 2009 book Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way would not have happened if so many things had not come together for the 2002 interview. Here are three direct quotes from my USA Today interview that still ring true today.