Underscoring the global reach of Peter Drucker’s teachings, an advertorial in the Beijing Review hailed the second annual Drucker Management Forum in China a “success” and featured remarks made at the September gathering by Ira Jackson, a Drucker Institute board member and dean of the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.
The piece in the English-language publication noted that more than 400 people attended the two-day event, which was focused on innovation and entrepreneurship.
“There is so much to be proud of and hopeful about in China today,” the piece quotes Jackson, who served as the keynote speaker, as saying. “The Olympics, the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, the longest sustained economic double-digit growth rate in history.”
Jackson went on to add: “Even amidst all this amazing progress, I firmly believe that your success in creating, encouraging and supporting a new generation of social entrepreneurs is the most important and hopeful development of them all.”
During the forum, the advertorial pointed out, the Bright China Academy was formally renamed the Peter F. Drucker Academy. It is dedicated “to carrying forward Drucker’s spirit and carrying it to Chinese business circles.”