New Club of Paris cooperating with the Peter Drucker Society and Forum

Two news from the Peter Drucker Society for taking special notice on:

1. Drucker Forum event taking place in Vienna in early November 2011
2. The ’€œPeter Drucker Challenge’, which is an essay contest for young managers, entrepreneurs und students until the age of 35.

The 2nd issue, a contest in a contribution to a Peter Drucker inspired essay especially might be a exciting challenge for younger members of the NCP.

1. Forum Flyer
2. Forum Article
3. Forum Press Release
4. Drucker Challenge Flyer

The summary of the Forum Programme is now available on the Drucker Society website

3rd Global Peter Drucker Forum November 3 and 4 Vienna – und Drucker Challenge für die junge Generation

Dear Colleague,

Please find below the announcement with specific information on the 2011 Peter Drucker Forum.
The Conference is evolving with a strengthened global focus, a new location providing the functionality for a highly interactive event, and strong representation of initiatives demonstrating how to translate a new management paradigm into practice. Conversely the involvement of the younger generation will be enhanced by having the winners of the 2nd cycle of the Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest participating in panels.

The registration will open by end of April. For any immediate questions please contact the new conference secretariat under

Best regards,

Richard Straub
President Peter Drucker Society Europe
A Quest for Legitimacy: How Managers Can Shape the Future

Are we at the dawn of a new management paradigm? Continuing to focus only on shareholder value and short-term financial results will not be adequate to tackle the huge challenges of the future. Neither will quixotic fights against the momentum of governance systems nor romantic do-gooder approaches. What we need is for managers to build on the fundamental strengths of capitalism – with its unmatched ability to generate wealth. Can management combine the creation of economic value with social value?

The 3rd Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna on November 3 and 4, 2011 will provide the platform for a dialogue about ’€œwhat needs to be done’€ in this regard and ’€œhow to get there.’€ Concrete cases and initiatives will be presented and discussed.

The Forum will feature a roster of world-class speakers, including:
Charles Handy, social philosopher and author of The Hungry Spirit
Rakesh Khurana, professor of organizational behavior at Harvard Business School and the author of From Higher Aims to Hired Hands
Mark R. Kramer, managing director of FSG and co-author with Michael E. Porter of the recent Harvard Business Review article Creating Shared Value
Natsumi Iwasaki, author of the best-selling novel in Japan in 2010, featuring the ideas of Peter Drucker
Deepa Prahalad, book author and consultant who is continuing the work of her late father, C.K. Prahalad, as reflected in his book The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid
Iqbal Quadir, director and founder of the Legatum Centre at MIT and the former CEO of Grameenphone in Bangladesh
Peter Gomez, President of SIX Group, Initiator of the ’€œSwiss Dialogue’€
Rick Wartzman, executive director of the Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University and an online columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek
Adrian Wooldridge, management editor of The Economist
CEOs and senior executives from General Electric, Haniel Group, Raiffeisen Zentralbank, Mazars, the Zurich Stock Exchange, Deutsche Telekom and other leading corporations will provide their perspectives on ’€œmaking it happen.’€

The Forum will consist of major thematic sessions followed by a call to action, all linked by the common thread of building a new legitimacy for management.
• Management ’€“ aspiring to a new identity
• The latent potential within organizations
• Contributing to a functioning and prosperous society (case studies)
• One world ’€“ the case for the poorest of the poor
• Developing Managers for the 21st century
The format includes plenary and break-out sessions, as well as working groups. The Forum is being designed for a high degree of interactivity. The younger generation will also be involved, with winners of the Global Peter Drucker Challenge Essay Contest participating in various panels and breakouts.

The Forum will be held in the splendid historic building of the Hall of Sciences at the old Vienna University ’€“ a 17th-century building equipped with modern infrastructure, bridging the past and the present. (For more on our venue, please visit

Corporate leaders and managers of institutions across all sectors are being called upon to shape the future. We now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to unleash the power latent in people and organizations for the benefit of both business and society. It is a quest for legitimacy adequate to the vital role of management in modern societies.

So please join the 3rd Global Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna. Just let us know your interest by clicking here, and you will be the first ones to receive the registration information by end of April.

In case of questions please contact