Drucker & Me

Drucker & Me : What a Texas Entrepenuer Learned from the Father of Modern Management

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In 1982 a young, ambitious East Texas entrepreneur, whose business is growing at double-digit rates, decides there must be more to life. So, oddly enough, he writes a letter to the man whose books he most treasures Peter F. Drucker, father of modern management theory and practice. As they meet over the years, Buford sees that "Drucker is to management what Shakespeare is to literature." Their relationship progresses from paid consultant to mentor to close friend. Drucker & Me tells how two men discover a mutual passion and strategy that will literally change the world. Their disappointment with corporate America leads them to embrace the non-profit sector, including one of the most important developments in the last 30 years the megachurch movement. Believing non-profit organizations change lives, they begin work with Rick Warren, Bill Hybels, and others to design a new management model for non-profits in the twenty-first century.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 25mm | 318g
  • Brentwood, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1617952761
  • 9781617952760
  • 737,323

About Bob Buford

Bob Buford is a graduate of the University of Texas and the Owner Managed Program at the Harvard Business School. Until the sale of his company in July 1999, Bob Buford served as Chairman and CEO of Buford Television, Inc., which began with the single ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas, and grew into a network of cable systems across the country. In 1995 Buford wrote 500,000 copy bestseller Halftime, a book about how to deal with the second half of our lives. In 2004 he wrote Finishing Well, a compilation of inspiring interviews threaded with Buford's own experiences. In 1984 he founded Leadership Network to serve leaders of innovative churches as they enter the twenty-first century.
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