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November 22, 2008

Stefan Stern's top 20th-century management theorists

From Financial Times FT.com
By Stefan Stern
Published: November 22 2008 02:00 | Last updated: November 22 2008 02:00

Drucker(1909-2005): the original and best. He said most of it, really, over seven productive decades. He also said people only called him a guru because they weren't sure how to spell "charlatan".

Russ Ackoff (born 1919): former Wharton professor who rejects much business school orthodoxy with his advocacy of "systems thinking". Worries that managers waste too much time "trying to do the wrong thing righter".

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