Innovate or Die: Drucker Apps Looks at Creative Destruction and Innovation

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Claremont, Calif.—The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today added a new topic to Drucker Apps, an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership.

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Entrepreneurs see change as the norm and as healthy. Usually, they do not bring about the change themselves. But . . . the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.

The Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University today added a new topic to Drucker Apps, an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership.

This latest addition to Drucker Apps was inspired by the recent announcement that Barnes & Noble was putting itself up for sale in the wake of waning profits due to stiff competition from electronic books. Taking part in the running dialogue on this topic will be will be K.H. Moon, the former chief executive of Korean consumer products company Yuhan-Kimberly; Cecily Drucker, principal of Start-Up Strategies, a consulting firm, and the daughter of Peter Drucker; and others with insight into creative destruction and innovation.

As with every installment of Drucker Apps, this online dialogue is informed by the words of Peter F. Drucker, the father of modern management. In this way, 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.

Peter Drucker advised that, in order to survive, companies needed to: “innovate or die.” He also wrote that, “Entrepreneurs see change as the norm and as healthy. Usually, they do not bring about the change themselves. But . . . the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.”

We invite you to join our Drucker Apps conversation about innovation and creative destruction. We open things up with this question: Is your organization poised to be a creative destroyer, or is it more likely to be destroyed—and why?

To participate, 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 Bloomberg 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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