Shuman to Present at The First Global Peter F. Drucker Forum

The Rhythm of Business is pleased to announce that our recent paper, Collaborative Networks Are the Organization, An Innovation in Organization Design and Management has been selected for presentation at The First Global Peter F. Drucker Forum, November 19 - 20, 2009 in Vienna, Austria.

Principal Jeffrey Shuman will make the presentation to the conference, which is expected to bring together managers, professors, economists, consultants, and others to discuss the future of management in the light of Peter Drucker’s work.

“I’m honored the paper has been selected,” said Shuman. “Prof. Drucker’s work has long been an inspiration to me. Drucker’s genius was that he made complex thoughts and concepts seem simple. I’ve always tried to emulate that approach in my teaching, consulting, and entrepreneurial endeavors.”

The conference features such noted speakers as Charles Handy, Philip Kotler, and C.K. Prahalad. For more information on the Forum, visit The Drucker Society’s website.

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The Rhythm of Business Sponsors ASAP BioPharm Council Summit

The Rhythm of Business is pleased to announce that it is sponsoring and helping to develop the 2009 ASAP BioPharm Council Summit, to be held in New Brunswick, NJ, November 4-5 , 2009.

Alliance Management: Key Enablers of BioPharm’s Next Business Model

Fundamental changes are happening and they are happening fast. Collaborative networks are quickly emerging as an important new business model for biopharma. Companies that develop the flexibility and agility to learn new ways of working with partners will survive and thrive in the new environment. Smaller companies, including biotech and diagnostic start-ups, which develop the right collaborative capabilities will find new opportunities and resources by tapping into these innovation networks.

Alliance management is at the vanguard and is the key enabler of this fundamental shift in our industry. It will make the difference between those who will merely survive and those who will thrive.

Join colleagues and members of the ASAP Biopharm Council as we explore the changes occurring in health care and their implications on alliances and other collaborations within the BioPharma industry.


The Rhythm of Business Sponsors Greater Than Conference

Collaborative networks are increasingly how innovation occurs and complex problems affecting big swaths of society get solved. These networks cross traditional sector, industry, organization, and geographic boundaries. This crossing of boundaries is quite dynamic, challenging traditional understanding of ways of organizing, managing, and carrying out work. What it takes to be successful in this environment is the focus of The Rhythm of Business’s research and consulting.

Jeff Shuman, principal in The Rhythm of Business will be sharing our model of collaborative network design and discussing the essential role of the choreographer in complex, multi-sector networks.

We are pleased to join sponsors including Bentley University, where Shuman is a professor of management and Fortune Magazine for the inaugural Greater Than Conference:

“A forum exploring new models of partnership between corporations, non-profit organizations, institutions of higher learning and governmental agencies to promote innovative solutions to the major challenges we face, at home and around the world. Joining together for powerful results… where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”

To learn more about the conference visit

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