Peter Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 - November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described "social ecologist." His books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government and the nonprofit sectors of society.

His writings have predicted many of the major developments of the late twentieth century, including

  • privatization and decentralization;
  • the rise of Japan to economic world power;
  • the decisive importance of marketing; and
  • the emergence of the information society with its necessity of lifelong learning.

In 1959, Drucker coined the term "knowledge worker" and later in his life considered knowledge work productivity to be the next frontier of management.

You can follow an interview with Peter Drucker (interviewed by Bruce Rosenstein)



Source for videoclip: Bruce Rosenstein Interviews Peter Drucker
Sources for this text:
Peter Ferdinand Drucker. In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved, September 28, 2009, from


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