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The Drucker Institute's "Drucker Apps" Offers Key Insights on the Deterioration of the Newspaper Business, Whether You're a Journalist --or Just Someone Whose Industry is Going Through Rapid Change.

The assumptions on which the company has been built and is being run no longer fit reality.

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today released its latest issue of Drucker Apps, a downloadable collection of useful insights on work and life from the world's foremost expert on organizations and effectiveness, Peter F. Drucker.

Published twice a month, Drucker Apps ties the timeless wisdom of one of the great thinkers and writers of the 20th century to the hottest issues of today, all delivered by the latest in 21st-century technology.

This installment of Drucker Apps springs off the fact that the owners of the Los Angeles Times, Philadelphia Inquirer and Minneapolis Star-Tribune have filed for bankruptcy, and Denver's Rocky Mountain News has gone under. Taken together, they are a case study in what happens when, as Drucker put it, "The assumptions on which the company has been built and is being run no longer fit reality."

This edition of Drucker Apps includes:

  • Why do companies stop performing?
  • Why organizations mustn't cling to the past.
  • Will newspaper owners put the community before profits?
  • An ink-stained wretch's lesson in self-management.

To read the full Drucker Apps, and for more about effective management and ethical leadership, visit Drucker Apps is available via download or RSS subscription.

About the Drucker Institute:
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University is a think tank and action tank whose purpose is to stimulate effective management and ethical leadership across all sectors of society. It does this, in large part, by advancing the ideas and ideals of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management.

The Institute acts as a hub for a worldwide network of Drucker Societies, volunteer-driven organizations that are using Drucker's teachings to bring about positive change in their local communities.

In addition, the Institute maintains a digital archive of Drucker's papers; undertakes research that builds on Drucker's writings; offers an annual $100,000 prize for nonprofit innovation; produces curricular material that distills Drucker's decades of leading-edge thinking; applies Drucker's work to current events (including through a regular online column in BusinessWeek by Institute Director Rick Wartzman); presents a slide show exploring the ""Responsibility Gap" - society's collective failure to be good and ethical stewards of our resources, people and institutions; and hosts visiting fellows with Drucker-like insights and values.

The Institute is a close affiliate of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, which is training the next generation of effective managers and ethical leaders for all sectors of society. To learn more, visit


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