The Drucker Institute Launches Drucker Apps 2.0

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today launched Drucker Apps 2.0, a new version of its social-media tool that ties the timeless wisdom of one of the great thinkers and writers of the 20th century to the hottest issues of today.

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“Our ultimate goal is to have Drucker Apps become a forum that’s so lively and inspiring, people will take the ideas generated there and act upon them. We want to drive behavior change.”

Claremont, Calif. (PRWEB) April 16, 2010

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today launched Drucker Apps 2.0, a new version of its social-media tool that ties the timeless wisdom of one of the great thinkers and writers of the 20th century to the hottest issues of today.

As with the original version of Drucker Apps, this new version springs off the writing of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management. But Drucker Apps 2.0 has been designed to foster an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership.

“Rather than just transmit information, we hope to spark a dialogue among those who understand that the way organizations are run greatly affects the health of society,” said Phalana Tiller, the Drucker Institute’s communications manager. “Our ultimate goal is to have Drucker Apps become a forum that’s so lively and inspiring, people will take the ideas generated there and act upon them. We want to drive behavior change.”

The first topic taken up by Drucker Apps 2.0 is whether setting common standards for public schools is wise. Taking part in the running dialogue around this topic—one of the hottest debates now raging in the field of education—will be Dave Levin, co-founder of the national charter school network KIPP; former Intel CEO Craig Barrett, co-chair of Achieve, a nonprofit, bipartisan education reform organization; and others.

To weigh in, please visit: http://apps.druckerinstitute.com.

About the Drucker Institute
The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University is a think tank and action tank whose purpose is to better society by stimulating effective management and responsible leadership. 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 a management training system 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 a social media tool called 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 on the Drucker Institute, please visit: http://www.druckerinstitute.com.

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