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Knowledge work and knowledge workers a series of seven lectures-session six
Drucker, Peter F. (Peter Ferdinand), 1909-2005
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The Drucker Institute
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Claremont Colleges Library
Drucker Archives
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During Peter Drucker’s lecture regarding knowledge work and knowledge workers he begins by warning his students of the dangers of describing themselves by using generalities and platitudes and instead advises them to learn to know themselves. He then discusses the ability to learn languages and states that the genetic trait to become a linguist is strictly a male trait and often skips every two generations. Drucker then states that the current information revolution is not like the industrial revolution and is instead more akin to the last information revolution which occurred with the innovation of the printed book in the west. He then goes on to predict the impact the current information revolution will have. Drucker also discusses Lewis Mumford, one of the first modern critics of the city who pointed out that economically and socially bringing people in large masses into the city did not make sense if their work was not required to be done physically in the city and that the city transportation systems were not equip to accommodate commuting in mass. Later in the interview Drucker talks about varying structures of organizations, specifically teams.
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H264; quicktime
Lectures and lecturing
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-1990
Teams in the workplace
Color videocassette: Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management Claremont Graduate University, Knowledge Work & Knowledge Workers A Series of Seven Lectures, Box 84; ¾ inch VHS cassette
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