George Parker is the perpetrator of adscam.typepad.com. Every week he shares his opinions on the advertising world with PSFK.

I had to laugh when I read the recent piece in the Los Angeles Times about the one hundredth anniversary of Peter Drucker’s birth. Hey, don’t get me wrong here; I don’t have anything personal against the gnarly old geezer, even though he’s older than me… Oh, wait a minute, he’s dead.

Quickly moving on… What never ceases to amaze me is how these titans of the business universe are constantly being quoted as the authority on all things concerning corporate management, marketing, douchenozzelry, and whatever happens to be the current management flavor of the month… Then you read their bios and discover, they never actually worked anywhere. They usually spent all their time teaching at various universities, while doing lots of consultancy gigs on the side for big bucks.

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