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Issue 01 - January/February
Newsletter of the Global Peter Drucker Forum
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Claiming our Humanity - Managing in the Digital Age

The 2015 Global Peter Drucker Forum will take place in Vienna on November 5 and 6 under the overarching theme: Claiming our Humanity - Managing in the Digital Age. It builds on Peter Drucker's statement in an essay in 1967

"We are becoming aware that the major
questions regarding technology are not
technical but human questions"

It will explore the unprecedented opportunities and the new challenges that the exponential development of digital technology poses to management. Please find a background paper to the conference under the link.

Speakers and Moderators - a first preview

Here is a first preview of selected speakers and moderators - a more complete list will be provided as the program evolves: Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology Director, MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, Henry Mintzberg , Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill University, Robin Chase, Founder & CEO of Buzzcar, former CEO of Zipcar, Tom Davenport, Distinguished Professor in Management and Information Technology at Babson College Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg, partner, The Innovation Architects and author, Charles-Edouard Bouée, CEO Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Adi Ignatius, Editor in Chief, Harvard Business Review Group.  

Drucker Society Europe Blog - new series starting

The invitation to provide blog posts on the Drucker Society Europe Blog focussing on takeaways and conclusions from the Drucker Forum 2014 has been taken up in a very positive way. Please see the overview of the articles to date under http://www.druckerforum.org/blog/ Comments, Tweets, likes and other ways of engagement are welcome.

By beginning of March we will start the blog series relating to the theme 2015 Claiming our Humanity - Managing in the Digital Age. We continue to invite guest posts. Please use conference abstract as a starting point and provide your suggested articles (800 - 1000 words) to blog@druckersociety.eu with the subject line "GPDF15 - Blog proposal". - An editorial review and moderation of the series will be provided. However, we don't guarantee the publication of all suggested posts.

The pre-conference posts relating to the Forum 2014 at the HBR Blog network are now available via the HBR landing page.

Reading List and upcoming Books

A Year With Peter Drucker
by Joseph Maciarello, WSJ Review
Peter Drucker's Five Most Important Questions
- by Peter F. Drucker, Joan Snyder Kuhl and Frances Hesselbein (available March 23)
Rebalancing Society: Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center Paperback
by Henry Mintzberg
big data @ work
by Tom Davenport
The Second Curve:
Thoughts on Reinventing Society by Charles Handy (available March 20)
Peers Inc:
How People and Platforms Are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism - by Robin Chase (Available June 15, 2015)
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