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Drucker Archives

Archives of the life works of Peter Drucker, who has been called the “father of management” because he helped create and articulate “the concepts that have made management a field of legitimate academic inquiry and professional practice.” The site features a searchable database of citations to materials from his personal papers, a bibliography of his books, and a few articles by Drucker. Also includes a … [ Read more ]

Thinkers 50

When it first appeared in 2001, the Thinkers 50, the first ever global ranking of business thinkers (gurus), provoked debate, disappointment and delight in equal measure. It attracted votes, opinions and media coverage from throughout the world. We were amazed by the response.

The Thinkers 50 2003 provides a completely new ranking, the definitive guide to which thinkers and ideas are in – and which … [ Read more ]

The Warren Buffett Business Factors

Cesar Labitan, Jr. MD (an MBAE student at Purdue University – Calumet) has assembled a collection of selected passages from the letters of Warren E. Buffett to the Shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. The idea was borrowed from Professor Lawrence Cunningham’s 1997 book, “The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America” but differs from that book in the manner and order the sections are … [ Read more ]

The 50 Top Business Gurus

The first authoritative ranking of business intellectuals offers managers and executives an objective way to evaluate who’s who among purveyors of management advice and new ideas.

William F. Sharpe’s Website

William F. Sharpe is the STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and Chairman, Financial Engines, Inc. He was one of the originators of the Capital Asset Pricing Model, developed the Sharpe Ratio for investment performance analysis, the binomial method for the valuation of options, the gradient method for asset allocation optimization, and returns-based style analysis for evaluating the … [ Read more ]

Financial Times > Management Gurus

Financial Times takes a look at a dozen or people widely recognized as management gurus. Hardly a comprehensive treatment (each individual is treated in a cursory fashion and the selection of people ignores many) but of use to those interested in these types of businesslumninaries.

They Rule

They Rule aims to make some of the relationships of the elite of the US ruling class visible. It allows users to browse through the interlocking directories of some of the most powerful American companies (namely the board members of those companies). You can easily see the other corporate affiliations and political donations of that individual as well as find URLs with information … [ Read more ]

TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs)

TiE is “a non-profit global network of entrepreneurs and professionals, established to foster entrepreneurship and nurture entrepreneurs.” Although it has its origins in the Indian subcontinent and is dominated by members from that part of the world, the group is open to all. This group also puts on an excellent annual conference (TiEcon) – you can find the speakers’ presentations on the site … [ Read more ]

Do You Have What it Takes To Start a Dot-Com?

Bert Ellis, Chairman and CEO of iXL Enterprises gave a presentation on this topic at Gerogia Tech’s DuPree Graduate Management School. Format is Real Audio. Also includes a panel of industry experts.

Ecomp Executive Compensation Database

The Ecomp Executive Compensation Database allows users to research the compensation and net-worth of executives. Users may search the database by company name or ticker symbol, as well as by state, sector, and industry pull-down menus. Search returns list compensation summaries for the top executives, including salary, bonus, and total compensation. Clicking on the executive’s name will give a more detailed summary, including restricted stock, … [ Read more ]


ProfNet is a collaborative of public relations professionals linked by the Internet to provide journalists and authors convenient access to expert sources. Represents organizations of every type in North America and Europe — colleges, universities, corporations, think tanks, laboratories, medical centers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and PR agencies. Offerings include:

ProfNet Search — a “broad search” option that delivers about 600 media queries weekly to … [ Read more ]

Executive PayWatch

This AFL-CIO site bills itself as a working families’ guide to monitoring and curtailing the excessive salaries, bonuses and perks in CEO compensation packages. Obviously this is a biased site, but still interesting – especially the CEO Pay Database – find out how much various CEOs are making.