The Drucker Institute Releases "Drucker Apps," Offering Key Insights on Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures and Other "Dangerous Liaisons"

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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.

Today businesses grow through alliances, all kinds of dangerous liaisons and joint ventures, which, by the way, very few people understand.

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 21stcentury technology.

This installment of Drucker Apps was inspired by reports that News Corp. and Microsoft have been exploring a possible business alliance. Although the prospects of such a deal seem to have faded, the talk underscores the growing importance of business partnerships--arrangements that can prove very tricky for managers to execute successfully. As Drucker noted, "Today businesses grow through alliances, all kinds of dangerous liaisons and joint ventures, which, by the way, very few people understand."

This edition of Drucker Apps includes:

  •     Dangerous liaisons
  •     Managing out, not down
  •     The power of partnership
  •     The pitfalls of success

To read the full Drucker Apps, and for more about effective management and ethical leadership, visit http://www.DRUCKERinstitute.com. 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, including through an engaging, do-it-yourself workshop-in-a-box called "Drucker Unpacked"; applies Drucker's work to current events (through a regular online column in BusinessWeek by Institute Executive Director Rick Wartzman and through Drucker Apps); 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 leaders and managers to do good while they do well.

For more, please visit http://www.DRUCKERinstitute.com.

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