Postscript: A Cover Note / by Jake Curreri

Former faculty member Peter Drucker was occasionally called an economist. If he heard this he might point out that  “an economist is interested in the behavior of economies,”  whereas he was interested in the behavior of people. More  often than  not he is called “The Father of Modern  Management.” That’s  right, capital T, because before  Drucker’s first book The  Practice of Management came out in  1954, management as we know it today did not exist. In the hindsight of history it may appear as though this was a  career he set out to design during his formal education, but of course it was not something he saw immediately. Nor would many people see what his career would become before it actually emerged.