The world’s first great analyst of management urged us to limit the gap between CEO and worker pay. We didn’t listen. How many more life-threatening scandals like EpiPen before we do?
Peter Drucker, the internationally acclaimed founder of modern management science, lived nearly a century. He died in 2006 at age 95. He died troubled.
The Austrian-born Drucker had always considered management a noble calling, a profession essential to the common good. Humankind would only prosper, he believed, if enterprises operated efficiently and effectively. Only skilled executives who respected their employees — and valued their insights — could nurture enterprises this high performing.