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A Year with Peter Drucker - 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness by Joseph A. Maciariello

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Week 19

Seeing the Future That Has Already Happened

Social and Demographic Changes Emerging in the United States

Introduction

Peter Drucker and Bob Buford convened two separate meetings, on January 29, 1991, and June 15, 1991. The purpose of these two meetings was to identify and capitalize on social and demographic changes that were emerging in the United States. Tom Patterson, a strategic planning consultant with a history of working with Peter Drucker, Rick Warren, and Bob Buford asked Drucker to describe the emerging trends in the United States.

This is an exercise in “seeing the future that has already happened.” As such, the exercise is an application of a portion of the methodology Drucker applied as a social ecologist. Drucker used ...

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