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Title
Knowledge work and knowledge workers a series of seven lectures, session four, 1997
Creator
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
Date Created and/or Issued
1997
Publication Information
The Drucker Institute
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Drucker Archives
Rights Information
All rights are retained by The Drucker Institute. For permission to use this item, contact The Drucker Institute, https://www.drucker.institute/about/drucker-archives/
Description
During Peter Drucker’s lecture regarding knowledge and knowledge workers he begins by discussing the pros and cons of working for family companies and mentions Katherine Graham, publisher of “The Washington Post.” He also mentions her book, “Personal History” which is the biography of her life. Drucker then advises his students to avoid "pop psychology platitudes" and generalities when trying to analyze themselves and where they belong in the business world. Instead he advises them to focus on the results of their behavior in order to better comprehend where their strengths and weaknesses lie. Later in this lecture Drucker discusses theater and music, relating them to business. He explains that William Shakespeare and Moliere where the only playwrights in the history of theater that were also talented actors and that no great actors were ever talented playwrights. He then makes a similar comparison to music, commenting on the rarity of discovering an individual who has both the talent to compose great music and conduct great music. Drucker then relates the discussion on theater and music to business explaining that different individuals excel in different areas, but rarely does an individual excel in all areas. The lecture continues beyond the length of the tape recording.
Type
moving image
Format
video/f4v
H264; quicktime
Identifier
dac01167
http://ccdl.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/dac/id/3408
Language
English
Subject
Lectures and lecturing
Management
Graham, Katharine, 1917-2001
Theater
Music
Actors
Dramatists
Composers
Source
Color videocassette: Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management Claremont Graduate University, 1997 Knowledge Work & Knowledge Workers A Series of Seven Lectures, Box 84; ¾ inch VHS cassette
Relation
Drucker Archives - https://ccdl.claremont.edu/digital/collection/dac

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