Management Gurus


After a month of having the class with the gurus, Professor Wow gave a group activity where the guru’s title or contributions written down and all of us have to identify which owns which.

Here are some few gurus and their contribution to the management table:

John Henry Patterson – Father of Modern Salesmanship

David McLelland – Father of Aspiration Management

Igor Ansoff – Father of Strategic Management

Jack Welch – Mr. Vitality Curve

Kenichi Ohmae – Developer of 3 C’s Model

Juan Lopez Perez – Inventor of Negative Learning

Peter Drucker – Father of Modern Management Theory

Philip Kotler – Leader of Marketing Thought

Bill Gates – Grand Entrepreneur of the PC Revolution

Mary Parker Follet – Mother of Scientific Management

Carlos Ghosn – Mr. Fix It

Michael Porter – Father of Strategic Competitive Management

Frederick Hertzberg – Two-factor Theorist

CK Prahalad – Advocate of Core Competency

David Ogilvy – Father of Advertising

Edward de Bono – Known for Lateral Thinking

Warren Buffet – Wizard of Omaha

Charles Handy – Originator of Shamrock Organization

Albert Humphrey – Mr. SWOT Analysis

Edith Penrose – Theory of the Growth of the Firm

Steve Jobs – Father of the Digital Revolution

Rosabeth Moss Kanter – Researcher on Tokenism

Adrian Slywotzky – Advocate of Value Migration

Alfred Chandler – Father of Business History

John Kotter – Guru of Leadership

Henry Fayol – Father of Administrative Management

Sumantra Ghoshal – Father of Strategic International Management

Henry Mitzberg – Creator of Organigraph

Sam Walton – Father of Modern Retail Management


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