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The Drucker Foundation: The Community of the Future

ISBN: 978-0-7879-5204-4
304 pages
February 2000, Jossey-Bass
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"This book of essays is full of rampant idealism. Its authors--educators, think-tankers, corporate executives, consultants, book authors, nonprofit association executives, and a German politician--share a desire to better the world through their ideas and actions. Many qualify as do-gooders in the best sense of the phrase."
--Christian Science Monitor

This third volume from the acclaimed Drucker Foundation Future Series focuses on the basis of society itself--the community. Featuring the examples of successful communities from New York City to Hawaii, The Community of the Future presents insights from Peter F. Drucker, Stephen R. Covey, Arun Gandhi, Elie Wiesel, James L. Barksdale, and many others. Their powerful essays explore what our communities will look like tomorrow--how we will live, work, communicate, educate our children, and govern ourselves.

This collection shows readers:
* How to recognize and anticipate the trends that transform society
* The impact of new communications technology, including global and virtual communications
* How to create organizational communities and communities in the workplace
* How to envision and shape communities that will build values and embrace humanity

From businesses, to communities of faith, to schools, to cyberspace--the gamut of human communities is explored by the world's foremost thinkers.
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Introduction: Civilizing the City Peter Drucker
Part I: Trends Shaping the Evolution of Community
1. The Paradox and Promise of Community Margaret J. Wheatley, Myron Kellner-Rogers
2. Economic Community and Social Investment Lester C. Thurow
3. The Future-Capability of Society Rita Sussmuth
4. How Boomers, Churches, and Entrepreneurs Can Transform Society Bob Buford
Part II: The Values of Community
5. The Ideal Community Stephen R. Covey
6. Wisdom as Capital in Prosperous Communities Claire L. Gaudiani
7. Diversity in Community R. Roosevelt Thomas Jr.
8. Lessons from Sevagram Ashram Arun Gandhi
Part III: The Impact of New Communications Technology
9. Communications Technology in Dynamic Organizational Communities James L. Barksdale
10. Global Communications and Communities of Choice Marshall Goldsmith
11. Virtual Communities Howard Rheingold
Part IV: Creating Communities in Organizations
12. Building Community in the Workplace Gifford Pinchot
13. Managing for Results in the Community of the Future James L. Heskett
14. Six Practices for Creating Communities of Value, Not Proximity Dave Ulrich
15. Opportunities in the Global Economy Maria Livanos Cattaui
Part V: Strengthening the Social Fabric
16. The Dream That Lies Before Us Frances Hesselbein
17. High-Tech Inner-City Community Development Noel M. Tichy, Andrew R. McGill, Lynda St. Clair
18. Twenty-First-Century Leadership in the African American Community Bobby William Austin, Andrew J. Young
19. Gaining Equal Access to Economic Power Hugh B. Price
20. The New American Identity Raul Yzaguirre
21. Five Building Blocks for Successful Communities Suzanne W. Morse
Part VI: Global Dimensions of Community
22. Our Children Are the Community of the Future Richard F. Schubert, Rick R. Little
23. Community in the Third and Fourth Worlds Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika
24. Anticipating the Community of the Future Jaime A. Zobel de Ayala II
Afterword Elie Wiesel
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FRANCES HESSELBEIN is chairman of the board of governors of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management and editor in chief of its journal, Leader to Leader. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States of America's highest civilian honor, in 1998. MARSHALL GOLDSMITH is a founding director of Keilty, Goldsmith and Company, one of America's key providers of customized leadership development. He is a cofounder of the Learning Network, an association of the world's top consultants. RICHARD BECKHARD is an organization development consultant, author of six books, and former professor at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. RICHARD F. SCHUBERT is the former chairman of the International Youth Foundation and founding president of the Points of Light Foundation.
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"This book of essays is full of rampant idealism. Its authors--educators, think-tankers, corporate executives, consultants, book authors, nonprofit association executives, and a German politician--share a desire to better the world through their ideas and actions. Many qualify as do-gooders in the best sense of the phrase." -Christian Science Monitor
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