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Management Guru Peter Drucker, 95, Passes On

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Management Guru Peter Drucker, 95, Dies

The influential management thinker, Peter Drucker, has passed on. There are many tributes to him on the web and the blogs, including some of the lean blogs (including Evolving Excellence). I saw him speak at a conference about seven years (via video) and know he was incredibly sharp mentally throughout his life, something we should all hope for.

Here is a link to a bio and the Wikipedia entry on him.

I haven't ignored Drucker as an influence, but I know he deeply influenced many people I have learned from and I'm grateful for that. I'm going to take the recommendation of the Wall St. Journal and pick up one of his books, even from the 60's. Drucker thought so far ahead that the rest of us are still catching up.

Here's to being good managers. No, here's to being professional managers. Thanks for teaching us how, Dr. Drucker.

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Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent book is the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus. He is currently writing his next book, tentatively titled Measures of Success.

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