In order to be eligible to participate in the contest you must meet the following General Requirements and Essay Category Requirements.
You must be between 18-35 years old (inclusive of both ages);
You must have been selected no more than once (or not at all) among the top 10 since 2010.
You are a part-time or full-time student (bachelor, master, MBA, or PhD);
Or you are seeking your first opportunity after the completion of your last degree.
You are a manager of people, projects, budgets, and/or processes;
|Words||1500 to 3000 (excluding footnotes and any graphics) as PDF or word document|
|Font size||12 points|
June 24, 4:00 PM CET
|Anonymity||Your name must not be mentioned in the essay|
|Individuality||Entries must be produced exclusively by you for the specific purpose of this competition, and must not have been published elsewhere. No group work.|
Essays will be evaluated according to the below criteria:
How do you feel about AI: a threat, a chance, or just a hype?
Wherever you stand on the scale between technomania and nostalgia
we invite you to provoke, warn, challenge, inspire.
The topic-related questions in the abstract are meant to triggering the thinking process, and not to be exhaustive.
- Roger L. Martin
For further inspiration:
Books/articles by/on Peter Drucker's thinking with reference to the theme;
Introduction to the Global Peter Drucker Forum
What Peter Drucker Had to Say About Automation
A.I. will be 'billions of times' smarter than humans and man needs to merge with it, expert says
How Artificial Intelligence Is Edging Its Way Into Our Lives
NYU’s Gary Marcus is an artificial intelligence contrarian
From end of June to end of July an international committee of reviewers selected by the Peter Drucker Society Europe evaluates and attributes a score to each entrant's essay, based on the above Essay Evaluation Criteria. The 20 entries in each category that receive the highest overall scores continue on to the Second Round.
From end of July to early August, a sub-committee of expert reviewers nominates the 10 finalists in each category who will continue on to the Final Round.
In the 1st half of August, an international jury of renowned businesspeople and academics attributes a score to the 10 entries in each category, identifying the 1st place winners, 2nd and 3rd place winners, and the finalists ranking 4th through 10th. The Final Round results will be published shortly thereafter on www.druckerchallenge.org and via newsletter.
By submitting an essay to the Global Peter Drucker Challenge, you agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges and you waive your right to any legal challenge or action in response to a decision you may deem undesirable or disagreeable.
Dean of the Graduate School, Chair of International Management at the Department of Entrepreneurship, University of Liechtenstein, Vaduz
Senior Editor, Harvard University Press, Author (with Thomas Davenport) of "Only Humans need apply: Winners & Losers in the Age of Smart Machines"
Founder New York Consulting Partners, Author of “McKinsey’s Marvin Bower” and “The Definitive Drucker”