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A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World's Greatest Management Teacher

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Long considered the world's greatest thinker and writer on management, Peter Drucker's teachings continue to inspire leaders everywhere. From 1975 to 1979, author William Cohen studied under the Great Man and became the first graduate of his doctoral program. What Drucker taught him literally changed his life. In a matter of a few years, he was recommissioned in the Air Fo ...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by AMACOM/American Management Association
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Sotiris Makrygiannis
A simple book, a simple life but good advices and practises.
Basically invest in human capital, on a personal level.
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
-ave to stick with it for the time being. But you are much less likely to reach your goal than someone who knows what "business" he or she is in and focuses on that to the exclusion of other activity non-essential to this goal.

-to emphasize was that we must always question our assumptions no matter from where they originate.

-Accepting what everybody knows without any examination will often result in faulty decisions.

-Self-Confidence Is Based on Past Success

-automatically have self-confidence tha
Lauri Svan
Aug 28, 2017 rated it liked it
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Nov 24, 2018 rated it liked it
It's a simple, easy-to-read, light book that summarizes the author's experience with Peter Drucker on several topics related to management. While the contents do have useful insights (it has its gems, especially for those who are new to Drucker's ideas), in some parts it seems that the author is just doing a tie-in with Drucker's name to solidify his own arguments and make this book sell better in the market. It's not really "lost lessons". If you want to understand more of Drucker's principles ...more
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic book. The lessons are great and gave me a much better perspective on the lessons from Peter Drucker and why he was revered so much. The part that struck me is how it not only gave me business lessons, but made me want to be an even better person. I really appreciated this book. Thanks William Cohen, for capturing all of that and specifically for sharing it.
Rainer Bantau
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cohen delivers an interesting peek into the man behind the visionary legacy of management thinking influencing industry and individuals today. In his revelation of first-hand insights, Cohen unwraps key tenets shaping Drucker's business philosophy. The book is excellently written and well-paced. ...more
Priya S
May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant book. Absolutely relevant commandments from Peter Drucker
Oct 21, 2011 rated it liked it
William Cohen adalah lulusan pertama program Ph.D. eksekutif internasional bidang manajemen dari Claremont Graduate University (sekarang Peter F. Drucker and Matoshi Ito Graduate School of Management) tahun 1979. Buku yang ia tulis ini, A Class With Drucker: Pelajaran Berharga dari Guru Manajemen # 1 Dunia , berawal dari keinginannya untuk berbagi pengetahuan tentang kepemimpinan, manajemen dan strategi, yang didapatnya selama empat tahun menjadi mahasiswa program doktoral dan 25 tahun berikutny ...more
Glenn Ardi
Sebagai seseorang yang mendalami ilmu ekonomi, terlebih disiplin ilmu business management. Rasanya aneh kalo saya tidak membaca buku tentang Peter Drucker. Dalam buku ini, saya melihat dari sudut pandang penulis sebagai seorang mahasiswa yang menceritakan bagaimana rasanya diajar oleh seorang tokoh management nomor satu pada zaman modern.

Terus terang saya terkejut dengan pemilihan sub judul yang menggelitik, karena semuanya sangat contrast dengan apa yang saya pelajari pada kuliah saya, dan mung
Jul 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone!
Shelves: business, management
This is very interesting book on Peter Drucker. (For the record, I am a BIG fan of Peter Drucker and have read almost everything he has ever written...not a small feat!).

This is a book written by a long time student of his who has also written and enjoyed great success in management/leadership.

He gives an interesting view on Peter Drucker as he shows what and how HE thought Peter meant, said, and lived.

During the book, the author provides many examples of the right and wrong way leaders and orga
Michael Ellis
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was ok
First off, don't listen to the audiobook version of this title. The author is the narrator and for the entire duration he is licking his lips and stumbling over his own words as if he was reading them for the first time. Made it really hard to concentrate on the substance of the work.

Secondly, most of the book is about tieing the author to Drucker and less about eye opening lost lessons. When the book is about a great thinker who has written numerous books, it probably would have been time bette
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Butuh waktu tiga minggu membaca buku ini di sela-sela aktivitas. Dan buat memahaminya saya pikir akan butuh bertahun-tahun dengan berton-ton pengalaman.

Buat saya buku ini padat ilmu dan setiap babnya merupakan pencerahan. Tidak hanya tentang manajemen, tapi juga tentang kehidupan.

Jenis buku yang harus dibaca berulang kali dan dipraktekkan untuk bisa betul-betul paham. Buku kelas tinggi-lah. Saya belum nyampe sekarang.
Max Ong Zong Bao
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Learned from the inventor of modern management that offers lot's of practical wisdom besides management theory and other areas like wisdom, philosophy, psychology, continuous learning and also Jack Welch used his management questions to raise GE's valuation when Jack Welch took over GE as the company's president. ...more
Jun 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Bill Cohen is repetitive in the book and book sometimes jumps across ideas just like professor sometimes jump in real classroom. The book doesn't focus on classroom setting or classroom lectures or lessons of drucker not captured or Druckers life moments not noted elsewhere . So the purpose of book doesn't surface immediately. It's an easy read though ...more
Thomas Dale
Interesting personal persepctive on the life and teachings of a true management guru. The author was Peter Drucker's first PHD recipient at the Claremont Graduate University's Peter F. Drucker amd Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management. ...more
Jose Mari
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great insights
Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a very helpful and insightful book. I wish I could been to one of his lectures.
Feb 03, 2008 added it
great read. Drucker is indeed a humble man, full of wisdom and able to predict the future. He left a legacy and many good disciples.
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William A. Cohen, Ph.D. (Pasadena, CA) is an authority on leadership and strategy formulation and deployment. He gives speeches and seminars for the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, the Air War College, the FBI Academy, all four armed services, and corporations from Boeing to The Cheesecake Factory. He is the author of many books including The New Art of the Leader, The Wisdom of the Genera ...more

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