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The Daily Drucker

by Peter F. Drucker (Foreword to the book published by HarperCollins)
Peter Drucker had an uncanny ability to develop insights about the workings of the social world and to later be proved right by history.

Fast Company's Greatest Hits: Ten Years of the Most Innovative Ideas in Business

Edited by Mark N. Vamos and David Lidsky (Foreword to the book published by Penguin Group)
We need to examine life, work, and the connection between the two. We live short and die long, in the words of Dr. Walter M. Bortz, and the urgency of getting on with what we are meant to do with this one short life increases with each passing day.


by Bob Buford (Foreword to the book published by Zondervan)
We only get one life, and the urgency of getting on with what we’re meant to do increases every day.

Hesselbein on Leadership

by Frances Hesselbein (Foreword to the book by Frances Hesselbein)
As we can learn from Frances Hesselbein, if your leadership flows first and foremost from inner character and integrity of ambition, then you can justly ask people to lend themselves to your organization and its mission—and you can create results.

The Highest Goal: The Secret That Sustains You in Every Moment

by Michael Ray (Foreword to the book by Michael Ray)
In Life, and in Business, you can follow the paint by numbers kit—or you can start with a blank canvas and paint a masterpiece.

The HP Way

by David Packard (Foreword to the book by David Packard)
Most entrepreneurs pursue the question "How can I succeed?" From Day One, Packard and Hewlett pursued a different question: "What can we contribute?"

Leadership Lessons from West Point

Edited by Major Doug Crandall (Foreword to the book published by Jossey-Bass)
"In business, if you make bad decisions, people lose money, and perhaps jobs," the captain said. "In the military, if you make bad decisions, nations can fall and people can die."


by Peter F. Drucker (Foreword to the book by Peter F. Drucker)
There are two ways to change the world: the pen (the use of ideas) and the sword (the use of power). Peter Drucker chose the pen and thereby rewired the brains of thousands who carry the sword—and contributed as much to the triumph of the free world as any other individual.

The Maverick and His Machine

by Kevin Maney (Foreword to the book by Kevin Maney)
Leaders like Thomas J. Watson Sr. are like forces of nature—almost terrifying in their release of energy and unpredictable volatility—but underneath they still adhere to certain patterns and principles.