New from the Institute: The Craft of Management

Kenneth Hopper and William Hopper’s book The Puritan Gift explains that “managing can be learned only by working under a skilled practitioner in a non-academic setting and by observing and copying what he or she does.” The Writers-in-Residence at the Drucker Institute go on to say that this view was not unique to them, but had been shared by Peter Drucker. “Half a century ago,” they note, “it was implied by the word ‘practice’ in the title of Drucker’s The Practice of Management.”

William Hopper expanded on these ideas in a lecture he delivered in Claremont, which has been brought to life in this short cartoon. Here Hopper explains the “craft of management” and the value of looking back to old wisdom in order to move forward with new practices.