Yancey Strickler Named Distinguished Fellow at the Drucker Institute

We are proud to announce Yancey Strickler, cofounder and former CEO of Kickstarter, as a Rajiv Dutta Distinguished Fellow.

The Drucker Institute’s Distinguished Visitors program is named in honor of Dutta, who passed away in 2011 at age 49. Dutta was the Drucker Institute’s first Distinguished Visitor as the founding president of eBay, PayPal and Skype.

Strickler is a cofounder of the crowdfunding pioneer Kickstarter, and served as CEO as the company became one of the first Public Benefit Corporations. He is the author of the book This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World from Viking/RandomHouse, and the creator of Bentoism, a framework for seeing beyond the near-term. The Wall Street Journal called This Could Be Our Future “consciousness-raising” and the London Spectator dubbed Strickler “one of the least obnoxious tech evangelists ever.”

Strickler will focus his time at the Drucker Institute on applying the Bentoism framework to organizations. He will create tools that help companies incorporate stakeholders into their decision-making, and explore new models and metrics for value creation and distribution.

Drucker Institute Executive Director Zach First observed that, “Yancey’s work as a writer, executive and mentor has been a living example of Peter Drucker’s definition of management: ‘to make people capable of joint performance, to make their strengths effective and their weaknesses irrelevant.’ Our team is thrilled to work with him to develop rigorous, holistic and collaborative new ways for managers to create and distribute value.”

To kick off his fellowship, Strickler hosted an online workshop and conversation open to the Drucker Institute community at noon Pacific time on Thursday, June 18, 2020. For more on Strickler’s work, please visit ystrickler.com.