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Natsumi Iwasaki

Author of the bestselling novel in Japan in 2010, 

featuring the ideas of Peter Drucker



Natsumi Iwasaki, a member of the Board of Advisors for Claremont Graduate University’s Drucker Institute, is the author of the novel What If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker’s “Management”? The book has sold more than 2 million copies and was the top-selling book in Japan in 2010. It tells the story of a student who unexpectedly becomes the manager of the baseball team at Tokyo’s Hodokubo High. She soon stumbles across a version of Peter Drucker’s 1973 classic Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices and uses its lessons to lift the team’s performance. Moshi-Dora, as Iwasaki’s book is called for short, has also been turned into an anime TV series, and a movie version is set to hit Japanese theaters in June.


A Drucker Renaissance in Japan
In this on-stage interview, Lawrence Greenspun of the Drucker Institute will serve as interlocutor for Natsumi Iwasaki, the author of the runaway Japanese best-seller What If a Female Manager of a High School Baseball Team Read Drucker’s “Management”? The conversation will explore how Iwasaki came up with the idea for his book and what it says about people’s eagerness to use management as a tool to improve the health of society.