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The community of the future (The Drucker Foundation)

  • The community of the future (The Drucker Foundation)
    • Preface
    • Introduction: Civilizing the City by Peter F. Drucker
    • Trends Shaping the Evolution of Community
      • The Paradox and Promise of Community by Margaret J. Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers
      • Economic Community and Social Investment by Lester C. Thurow
      • The Future-Capability of Society by Rita Süssmuth
      • How Boomers, Churches, and Entrepreneurs Can Transform Society by Bob Buford
    • The Values of Community
      • The Ideal Community by Stephen R. Covey
      • Wisdom as Capital in Prosperous Communities by Claire L. Gaudiani
      • Diversity in Community by R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.
      • Lessons from Sevagram Ashram by Arun Gandhi
    • The Impact of New Communications Technology
      • Communications Technology in Dynamic Organizational Communities by James L. Barksdale
      • Global Communications and Communities of Choice by Marshall Goldsmith
      • Virtual Communities by Howard Rheingold
    • Creating Communities in Organizations
      • Building Community in the Workplace by Gifford Pinchot
      • Managing for Results in the Community of the Future by James L. Heskett
      • Six Practices for Creating Communities of Value, Not Proximity by Dave Ulrich
      • Opportunities in the Global Economy by Maria Livanos Cattaui
    • Strenqtheninq the Social Fabric
      • The Dream That Lies Before Us by Frances Hesselbein
      • High-Tech Inner-City Community Development by Noel M. Tichy, Andrew R. McGill, Lynda St. Clair
      • Twenty-First-Century Leadership in the African American Community by Bobby William Austin, Andrew J. Young
      • Gaining Equal Access to Economic Power by Hugh B. Price
      • The New American Identity by Raul Yzaguirre
      • Five Building Blocks for Successful Communities by Suzanne W. Morse
    • Global Dimensions of Community
      • Our Children Are the Community of the Future by Richard F. Schubert, Rick R. Little
      • Community in the Third and Fourth Worlds by Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika
      • Anticipating the Community of the Future by Jaime A. Zobel de Ayala II
      • Afterword by Elie Wiesel
    • Afterword


“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker

The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure

Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context




These pages are attention directing tools for navigating a world moving toward unimagined futures.

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working something out in time (1915, 1940, 1970 … 2040 … the outer limit of your concern)nobody is going to do it for you.

It may be a step forward to actively reject something (rather than just passively ignoring) and then figure out a coping plan for what you’ve rejected.

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