Peter Drucker Challenge essay contest 2010

In May 2010 the Peter Drucker Society of Europe with the support of EFMD launched the first “Global Peter Drucker Challenge”, an international essay contest for students, young managers and young entrepreneurs. The contest had the overarching theme “Continuity and Change – Balancing Innovation and Time-Tested Practices” designed to show the application or re-interpretation of Drucker’s way of thinking in the light of contemporary developments. The response was overwhelming in number, the variety and breadth of topics, and by the quality of the submitted essays. A total of 214 essays were received from all over the world.

The winners of the "Peter Drucker Challenge" essay contest were:

1.
Florian Ramseger (Germany)
"The Silver Lining of the Cloud": Cloud computing will revolutionise the way we work. This is Drucker’s post-capitalist society coming of age: we can create, view and edit our work, from wherever we are and using whichever device we wish.

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2.
Hermann Arnold (Switzerland)
"Peter F. Drucker 2.0"
: The benchmark of management is too often the increase of productivity, however, solely increasing efficiency is not the right thing to do and the insights of Peter Drucker give the prevalent understanding of leadership upside-down.

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3.       
Eleanor Murphy (United Kingdom) "Privatising Public Problem-Solving": Social work is a knowledge profession, the way we attempt to manage, monitor and support families through social change must be radically rethought and what is often missing is the ‘management card’. Or to use Peter Druckers’ words : the survival of every business will depend on the quality of its knowledge workforce.

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4.
Chhavi Bhandari (India)
"Striking a Balance - Fostering Corporate Entrepreneurship"


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5.     
Misti Burmeister (USA)
"Empower Teachers, Transform the World"


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6.       
Gonzalo Huertas (Argentina)
"Informational Pluralism"

7.        
Martina Linnenluecke
(Australia)
"Organizations, Climate Change and Weather Extremes"

8.
Christopher Maclay (Bangladesh)
"The Challenge of Managing Social Innovation in the Aid Industry"

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9.
Ian Choo (Denmark)
"Solving the Central Problem(s) of Economics"

10.        
Sarah Green
(USA)
"Leveraging our Country's Problems to Become Great Social Innovators of Our Time"

11.        
Prasath P.
(India)
"A Three-Pronged Strategy for Achieving Effortless Organizational Transformation"

12.       
Joanna Stanberry (USA)
"Wielding the Meeting"

Summary of the 12 top essays