Kinda late, but still fresh: The latest Carnival of the Capitalists is up over at The Entrepreneurial Mind. It’s a great edition on two counts: it’s the first of three COTC editions that will contain memorials to Peter Drucker and it’s structured like a university catalog–very cool.
You’ll recall that Drucker died last Friday at the age of 95 and his death leaves a huge hole in field of original thinking about management. While nobody can ever fill Peter Drucker’s shoes, I look forward to seeing (and also shudder at the thought of) who, if anyone, steps in to fill the vacuum. Lots of folks are posting their favorite Drucker quotes. I don’t have a favorite…it’s too much like trying to decide on your favorite Jesus quote. Intstead, I’d rather reflect upon why I respect Drucker so much.
- He never rested on his laurels–he kept pushing the field of thought about management as a discipline.
- He was able to communicate abstract concepts in ways that were easily understood by managers up and down corporate ladders.
- He was able to self-evaluate and comment upon the arc of his own thinking across time.
Sounds like the COTC will be doing Drucker memorials for the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned. Monday’s Carnival will be at Gongol.com and the following week at Gill Blog. If you’re still looking for more thoughts on Peter Drucker, here’s Technorati’s list, here’s IceRocket’s list, here’s Feedster’s list, here’s Google Blog Search’s list. There are others, but these kept me busy. One of my favorites is Tom Asacker’s post about his "Drucker experience."