In the late 1980s I was sent to interview Peter Drucker. Normally such interviews are largely transactional. An hour is spent in the company of the great thinker who relentlessly promotes their book or latest piece of research. With Drucker, the interview was more of an education. Over a number of hours, including a walk down the road to a pharmacy, Drucker talked about his love of Jane Austen’s novels which he re-read every year to remind himself of the beauty of her prose. He also talked of Anthony Trollope’s work, his experience at General Motors in . . .
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