Saturday, June 21, 2008
Owen and Jones of Newtown.
Friend of mine, Dr Peter Starbuck came over for tea this afternoon. Peter has recently been awarded his doctorate as a consequence of his study of 'the father of modern management, Peter Drucker. He came over to collect some cuttings that I was growing on for him, and for a discussion about the two most famous sons of Newtown in Montgomeryshire, Robert Owen and Pryce Jones. Peter takes the view that Robert Owen is one of the greatest authorities in the field of management that the world has ever seen, and that Newtown does not make anything like enough of its association with such a great man. I refer to this two hours of conversation as a warning that this blog will be referring to the work of these two famous sons of Montgomeryshire over the next few weeks.