Drucker Institute to host book signing for William Cohen, author of the just-published ‘A Class with Drucker’

The Drucker Institute will host a book signing for William Cohen, author of the just-published A Class with Drucker: The Lost Lessons of the World’s Greatest Management Teacher, on Nov. 10, 2007.

Cohen studied under Peter F. Drucker from 1975 to 1979 at what was then called Claremont Graduate School, and he received the first doctoral degree from the management program that Drucker led there.

“To say that I learned much from Peter Drucker would be a gross understatement,” Cohen writes. “What he taught literally changed my life. When I met him I was a struggling ex-Air Force officer only recently involved in business management, with no academic experience at all. Beginning with my graduation from Claremont’s program, and following many of Peter’s lessons . . . I was re-commissioned in the Air Force Reserve and rose to the rank of major general. I entered academia and eventually became a full professor and a university president. . . . I became a book author and wrote books which were published in 18 languages. . . .

“For all this,” Cohen adds, “though he would deny it, I credit Peter Drucker.”

Cohen will sign his latest work at the Institute from 3 to 4:45 p.m. The event is part of Drucker Day, which is being put on by the Office of Alumni Relations at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.

In addition to Cohen, Drucker Day will feature keynote addresses by two of the world’s most renowned thinkers on leadership, both of whom have just published books of their own. Harvard University’s Rosabeth Moss Kanter has just released America the Principled: 6 Opportunities for Becoming a Can-Do Nation Once Again. And USC’s Warren Bennis will see his new book released on Nov. 8. Co-authored with Noel Tichy, it’s called Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls.

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