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Living in More Than One World

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One of the highlights of my invovlement in SLA was meeting Peter Drucker when he keynoted an SLA conference. He was awesome and started with the first special library he had found in his research and then continued through the importance of research and information to organizations. Drucker would have been 100 this year, just like SLA.
Well, one of my SLA colleagues and friends, Bruce Rosenstein, who is renowned as one of the few people on earth who knows Peter Drucker and his work better than anyone, has now published a great book on Peter Drucker and his work. Bruce was most recently at USA Today library for 21 years before embarking on his career as a bestselling author.
Few people are as passionate about Peter Drucker as Bruce. The book is recommended.
Bruce Rosenstein
Foreword by Frances Hesselbein
Living in More Than One World
How Peter Drucker’s Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life

The keys to living a stimulating and rewarding life distilled from the thought of Peter Drucker—bestselling author, educator, consultant, art collector and the “father of modern management”
Based on Bruce Rosenstein’s 20 years-plus study of Drucker’s life and thought he helps you construct a complete life plan through exercises, questions, and illustrative anecdotes and quotes.
How can we have a rich and fulfilling life? For Peter Drucker, one of the most influential
thinkers of modern times, the secret was “living in more than one world” – enjoying a diverse set of interests, activities, acquaintances, and pursuits. Drucker, whose centenary is observed in 2009, was able to do this despite extraordinary demands on his time, and now Bruce Rosenstein shows how the man who transformed organizational management can transform the way you manage your personal and professional life.
An enormously influential business author and consultant, Drucker also wrote extensively on self-development and self-management, but these writings are scattered throughout dozens of books and articles. For the first time, Rosenstein brings these ideas together into a succinct framework that guides you in building a multifaceted life and career. It’s the next best thing to being mentored by Drucker himself.
Rosenstein shares Drucker’s advice for, first, honing in on your core competencies—developing your main talents, clarifying your values, and managing your time. With this firm foundation established, he uses Drucker as both source and example to show how to enrich your life by developing parallel and second careers, making a difference in the lives of others through volunteerism and service, and using teaching and lifelong learning as complementary ways of staying engaged and up to date.
By living in more than one world you gain new insights, see your world from fresh perspectives, access ever-changing sources of inspiration and stimulation. Peter Drucker managed a varied professional life as a writer, educator, and consultant, and was deeply immersed in literature, music, and art. But he wasn’t superhuman. This is a life that can be lived by anybody who has the tools and Bruce Rosenstein provides them in this thoughtful and inspiring book.
“Few people on earth know Peter Drucker and his work better than Bruce Rosenstein. This is a welcome, unique and very personal addition to Drucker’s incomparable legacy.”
–Bob Buford, Chairman, The Drucker Institute and author of Halftime and Finishing Well
Bruce Rosenstein has written about business and management books for USA Today’s Money section, and worked as a librarian and researcher there for 21 years. He has studied Peter Drucker extensively, conducting one of the last interviews Drucker gave, seven months before his death.
Publication date: August 2009, $19.95, hardcover, 144 pages, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, ISBN 978-1-57675-968-4 $13.97, PDF ebook, ISBN”
Links to order it here.
Stephen

Posted on: July 23, 2009, 4:41 pm Category: Uncategorized

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