The Drucker School, part of Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, honored its namesake, Peter Drucker, March 9 with Drucker Day 2019. The theme was “A Spotlight on Organizations – and Their Leaders – That Contribute to a Functioning Society.” The concept of (and aspiration for) a functioning society was a longtime touchstone for Drucker, and the focus of his 2003 book, A Functioning Society: Community, Society, and Polity in the Twentieth Century.

As I wrote in 2017, I’ve attended and sometimes participated in this event for more than a decade. Jenny Darroch, who became Dean of the Drucker School in late 2016, and is also a longtime professor there, moderated the proceedings, which included her discussion with Roger McNamee, author of the recent bestseller Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.

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