Peter Drucker (who died last week) is now being claimed by some service-oriented bloggers as the father of the service-based business.
@philww extrapolates from Drucker's analysis of the early printing industry to predict the outcome of the strategic war between Microsoft and Google. Meanwhile, @joemckendrick sees SOA and web services as providing technological support for Drucker's attack on "command-and-control, centralized and out-of-touch management".
Joe McKendrick, The man who saw tomorrow (ZDNet, November 2005)
Phil Wainewright, The unforgettable Peter Drucker (ZDNet, November 2005)
Related post Arguing with Drucker (April 2015)
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