Robert W. Swaim

Dr. Robert W. Swaim was a colleague and personal friend of Drucker’s for nearly thirty years and worked with him for five years prior to his death to develop both the Drucker EMBA and Executive Development Programs that are now offered in China. He is no doubt the foremost authority in Asia on Drucker’s work and in this article he attempts to relate a number of Drucker’s concepts to today’s present uncertain environment – what would Drucker have said about this and would his concepts still be applicable? Dr. Swaim also expands on these views in his new book that was released in 2010, The Strategic Drucker: Peter Drucker’s Strategies for Business Growth published by John Wiley and Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd. He may be reached via email at:

Only one in seven employees in developed countries does work that requires manual labor. While the western world has shifted to a knowledge-based workforce (think: desk jobs that involve more problem-solving and less physical work), there are forces creating new manual labor opportunities. Tech startups like Boxed and Rent the Runway,...Full Article »
When it comes to managing millennials, so-called “millennial experts” have it all wrong. Instead, the answers to effectively leading the youngest generation in the workforce can be found in a simple theory my friend Peter Drucker formulated 40 years ago. First, a majority of American millennials are “knowledge workers”—a term Drucker coined...Full Article »
A New Industry or Fad?While recently reviewing The Wall Street Journal along with my morning coffee, I came across an article discussing the growing number of intergenerational consultants, particularly those that claim to be experts on young Millennial workers.According to WSJ, "Millennial issues also have become a source of income for a host of...Full Article »
1976 and a Night at the Claremont Graduate School (CGS)I had driven the San Bernardino Freeway from my office on 6th and Flower Streets in downtown Los Angeles after work, a one to two hour drive depending on traffic, to attend the Claremont Graduate School Ph.D. in Executive Management Program (now the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of...Full Article »