At the 2013 Peter Drucker Forum, the British philosopher, Charles Handy began by pointing out that one person who was completely unconcerned by complexity in the world was Peter Drucker himself. He never touched the internet and did not like to use technology in general. For the rest of us, we need to be able to deal with this.
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I am honoured to have been invited to address this opening session.
The subject that you are going to discuss during the next two days is not an easy one and the Organisers are to be complimented that they have succeeded in putting a program together that has attracted so many participants from different walks of life and of such diverse experience.
Such a varied group of participants should help to ensure that at the end of the conference we will know what we are really talking about and what managers and educators should be aware of when dealing with complexity issues in their organisations.