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Regaining Your Virginity

Dec 17, 2010

Regaining Your Virginity

We went through a fascinating exercise this week at the Drucker Institute: figuring out what our “leemers” are. “When something unexpected happens, you’ll know it because you’ll feel surprised, puzzled, agitated, anxious, unsettled, frustrated, or even startled,” Karl Weick and Kathleen Sutcliffe write in their 2007 book Managing the Unexpected. “Aviators call these feelings leemers (probably from leery).” The leemer that’s left us most unsettled…

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Japan’s Bestseller: Drucker and High School Baseball

Dec 01, 2010

Japan’s Bestseller: Drucker and High School Baseball

The number 1 selling book in Japan for all of 2010 is Natsumi Iwasaki‘s What If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker’s “Management”? The runaway success has sold more than 1.2 million copies in less than a year, beating out Haruki Murakami’s “1Q84” and a book on dieting. What do you think: Would young people benefit from learning Drucker’s management and leadership…

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If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit . . .

Nov 02, 2010

If the Shoe Doesn’t Fit . . .

Sunday’s New York Times contained a profile of Twitter co-founder Evan Williams under the intriguing headline “Why Twitter’s C.E.O. Demoted Himself.” Peter Drucker, for one, would have understood exactly why. The piece sprang off last month’s news that Williams was stepping down as the company’s chief and would hand the reins to Dick Costolo, who had been Twitter’s chief operating officer. “Mr. Williams . ….

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