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This is an audio recording of the second in a series of lectures by Drucker, given on October 17, 1989. He discusses managing knowledge. He explains that information has a short shelf life and that it must be converted into knowledge and action to make it effective. Drucker describes knowledge as an economic resource. He also states that skills change very slowly, but change in knowledge work is rapid. He concludes that knowledge has to be managed otherwise it is only a cost, but it requires different methods than other types of management.
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Compact disc: Peter Drucker Information Society: Lecture 2 (Managing Knowledge for Productivity and Results) – reel 1; 10/17/89; Box 101, compact discs; converted from reel to reel by SunDog Media Services