. He published his revolutionary book Directors: Reality and Myth in 1971 after conducting in-depth interviews with. His doctoral research at Harvard led to his seminal work, and focused the governorship of small corporations. The Management of New Enterprises, his course, created after WW II, was one of the first to consider management and the formation of business. He was born in Montevideo, Minnesota, and had two sons along with his wife Adelaide Rowley.