Rick Wartzman is the executive director of the Drucker Institute, a social enterprise based at Claremont Graduate University. The Institute’s mission is “strengthening organizations to strengthen society.”
In addition, Rick writes the Work 3.0 column for Fortune online, and he has written in the past for Time, Forbes and Businessweek. A collection of his magazine columns, What Would Drucker Do Now?, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2011. He’s also the editor of Drucker: A Life in Pictures (McGraw-Hill, 2013) and The Drucker Lectures: Essential Lessons on Management, Society, and Economy (McGraw-Hill, 2010).
Before joining the Drucker Institute, Rick worked for two decades as a reporter, editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. He is the author of two acclaimed books of narrative history published by PublicAffairs—The King of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire (2003) and Obscene in the Extreme: The Burning and Banning of John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath (2008). He is currently at work on a book about how the social contract between employer and employee in America has changed since the end of World War II.
Rick serves on the boards of several civic organizations, including the National Human Services Assembly, a Washington-based association of leading nonprofits, including the American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and United Way Worldwide.