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The Drucker Institute's "Drucker Apps" Offers Insights on the Rising Cost of Higher Education--Lessons That are Applicable Whether You're a High School Senior, the Parent of a Kindergartner or Someone Concerned about the Future Shape of Our Workforce.

Few organizations in history have been granted the amount of power that today's university has.

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.

Available 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 was inspired by the looming due date for high school seniors to make their college decisions--a major commitment for most any family even in good times, let alone in the current economic climate. Yet, given the importance of a college degree for career advancement, what choice do people have but to try to foot the bill? As Drucker once noted, "Few organizations in history have been granted the amount of power that today's university has." This edition of Drucker Apps includes:

  • The ever-higher cost of higher education
  • The university at the gatekeeper to life
  • The community college as an answer
  • Will there still be ivy if there are no walls?

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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