Marianne Giltrud, CUA Service Awards 2013

Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way


Create your future the Peter Drucker Way: Developing and Applying a Forward Focused Mindset by Bruce Rosenstein.  In a world of ever increasing uncertainty Bruce Rosenstein, a Drucker scholar, brings a practical, focused and realistic approach to creating our future. With this in mind, Rosenstein articulates clearly and concisely, the degree to which we can, by making incremental changes, build a foundation for tomorrow today. But how do we do this? And, why is this so important today?

Peter Drucker

Peter Drucker, (1909-2005), a future focused thought leader, was a poignantly insightful writer, orator, consultant and a renaissance man. His love of Japanese art influenced his mindset and imbued his writings with eloquence, beauty and vision. Drucker is known internationally as a leadership and management guru and deeply influenced Rosenstein. The wisdom, insight and deep appreciation of a man, who saw things unseen to others, reveals the unique relationship Bruce had with Drucker. Through his process of thinking deeply about Drucker principles, Bruce developed and applied a forward focused mindset and created his own future today as the Managing Editor of Leader to Leader, author, speaker and Drucker expert. Rosenstein deftly crafts his work by identifying the fundamental aspects of Drucker’s vast body of work and expands it with thoughts of some of today’s leadership experts. Rosenstein identifies mindset, uncertainty, creation, inevitability, present moment, change, reflections, remove/improve; innovation/entrepreneurship and risk as quintessential elements to build the future mind in a well-defined and focused way.

Bruce Rosenstein

Written in a highly engaging and self-directed style, this book leads the reader on a journey of self-discovery to conceive, create and innovate. Whether considering disruptions in society, the future that has already happened, being the change or building your future, Rosenstein says it’s important to have an open mind, cast a wide net and drill down to find what is relevant to the future. More importantly, read, discuss, listen and observe. With the radical changes occurring globally in all facets of our lives, Bruce encourages us to reach beyond our grasp, become change agents, improve ourselves in small ways each day and be our own successor. As we accept transitions and transformations as a way of life, our forward focused mindset can lead us to beat our own personal best. A must for your library or organization! BOTTOM LINE: Highly recommended for upper division level undergraduate through professionals and general readers. Extensive bibliography, web resources and index. Marianne E. Giltrud, MSLS