Bruce Rosenstein researched and studied Peter F. Drucker for twenty-seven years. He has written about him in the media and published one book, Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker's Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life. Bruce gives speeches and workshops based on Mr. Drucker's philosophy.
Even the mildest of imaginations can conjure the amount of material Bruce accumulated and has within reach for researching and writing Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way. Drucker, the most important management figure in the 20th century, was productive from a public standpoint, for nearly seventy years. By the way, when you were conjuring, did you know that Bruce had and has access to The Drucker Institute and The Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University?
Bruce prepares a thorough, meticulous and careful treatment here. How? How within two-hundred and two pages, forty-one of which are devoted to reference, can he possibly cover what needs to be covered from a Library of Congress sized collection of Drucker material?
The student becomes the teacher. Bruce Rosenstein writes Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way, the Peter Drucker way. He economizes his words on his march to the Sea of Clarity. Peter would be proud.
In his quest to teach a future-oriented mindset, Bruce calls upon Mr. Drucker's approach to life, business and school. Drucker lived the future-oriented mindset. He also calls upon the wisdom of modern day thought leaders whose outlook on the future parallels his own and Mr. Drucker's. This neon-signs relevancy.
One of my most favorite passages in the book is when Bruce describes what Mr. Drucker spoke about in a commencement speech:
He spoke that day of how people must transform their lives on an ongoing basis, as the world is continually changing, requiring different work and different knowledge as people further their lives and careers. He told the graduates that they had a responsibility to put their knowledge to work for the benefit of others, not just for themselves.
Do you have any doubts that Peter F. Drucker is a rich source from which to cultivate wisdom, knowledge and advice for creating our future? Well think about this: Mr. Drucker gave that speech May 31, 1964.
Bruce organizes Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way around five chapters, a conclusion and a hearty reference section. The chapters are titled:
- Create a Future-Focused Mindset
- Determine the Future That Has Already Happened
- Become Your Own Successor
- Shape the Future of Your Organization
- Build Your Future beyond Your Current Workplace
- Conclusion: Your Future Begins Today