Russell L Ackoff, 1919-2009

Professor Russell L Ackoff, management thinker, organizational theorist and Professor Emeritus at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, passed away on 29 October 2009.

He was both a friend of and a profound influence to many in the Tällberg network. Bo Ekman says “Few individuals have mattered more to me than Russ ever since I read his ‘Scientific Method’ in 1965. I came to know him personally in 1974, and I have my world view very much thanks to him.”. He was also the recipient of the first Tällberg Foundation Leadership Award for Principled Pragmatism, in 2005.

Official obituary

Praise for Russ Ackoff in The Economist (3 November 2009)

Article by Steven G. Brant in Huffington Post (1 November 2009)