The Most Interesting (Business) Man in the World

By |2019-04-30T15:06:23-05:00March 6th, 2016|Categories: Character, Christianity, Economics, Peter F. Drucker, Timeless Essays|

Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity to join Hunter Baker as he discusses Peter Drucker, the most interesting (business) man in the world. —W. Winston Elliott III, Publisher A number of readers of this essay will be familiar with the beer company commercials built around “The Most Interesting Man [...]

The Most Interesting (Business) Man in the World

By |2016-01-19T15:31:36-05:00September 13th, 2014|Categories: Conservatism, Economics, Peter F. Drucker|Tags: |

A number of readers of this essay will be familiar with the beer company commercials built around “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” This man, a virile and hirsute senior citizen, has moved through his century with peerless confidence and style. When I think of my own candidate for the most interesting man, [...]

Continuity versus Innovation

By |2016-11-26T09:52:08-05:00January 26th, 2014|Categories: Peter F. Drucker, Quotation|Tags: |

I consider myself a “social ecologist,” concerned with man’s man-made environment the way the natural ecologist studies the biological environment. The term “social ecology” is my own coinage. But the discipline itself boasts an old and distinguished lineage. Its greatest document is Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. But no one is as close to me [...]

Most Successful Leader of the 20th Century?

By |2016-11-26T09:52:08-05:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Leadership, Peter F. Drucker, Quotation, Winston Churchill|

The most successful leader of the 20th century was Winston Churchill. But for twelve years, from 1928 until Dunkirk in 1940, he was totally on the sidelines, almost discredited—because there was no need for a Churchill. Things were routine or, at any rate, looked routine. When the catastrophe came, thank goodness, he was available. [...]