Remembering Prof. Joseph Maciariello
December 1st 1941 – July 1st 2020
In memory of Prof. Joseph Maciariello
Our Drucker Lab Research Director, Prof. Joseph Maciariello peacefully passed away on July 1st 2020 in Claremont, California, USA, with his family at his side. In memory of Prof. Maciariello, we hosted the online memorial service of Prof. Maciariello on July 20th (Monday) with the support of Dr. Stephen Lee, the Pastor of Saddleback Church Hong Kong. It was attended by the beloved family of Prof. Maciariello, Mrs. Judy Maciariello and their son Patrick Maciariello, fellow colleagues, students and members of DAHK, where we pay our last respects to Prof. Maciariello together.
Prof. Maciariello devoted himself to the study of the huge body of knowledge on Drucker, and made the teaching of Management as a Liberal Art a practical project, whilst in collaboration with the Peter F. Drucker Academy Hong Kong, Prof. Maciariello personally led the “Train the Trainer”(TTT) courses in the past few years, which is very unforgettable.
With his great efforts, today our MLA Leadership Program has been updated to an advanced level. His contribution in helping us to sustain our mission going forward is invaluable. We highly appreciate and thank him for his great contribution to Peter F. Drucker Academy and the global MLA community at large. His legacy in promoting MLA will be carrying on, for the hope of achieving a functioning society.
DAHK x PolyU CESEF Management as a Liberal Art Seminar Series
MLA x Sustainability Roundtable
The MLA x Sustainability Roundtable co-organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy Hong Kong and The Center for Economic Sustainability & Entrepreneurial Finance (CESEF) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was successfully held on January 8, 2020.
The Roundtable was moderated by Professor Louis Cheng from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and facilitated by Professor Piyush Sharma from Curtin University.
As an honor guest speaker, Dr. Edmund Lee, Executive Director of Hong Kong Design Center, shared how design thinking helps organization’s sustainability, which echoes Drucker’s social-ecological approach by turning social problems into value creation opportunities, aiming at impact.
The seminar aimed to promote the understanding and application of how MLA Leadership concepts to achieve business sustainability, which was in line with the philosophy of MLA leadership and Drucker’s idea of Management as a Liberal Art. The roundtable served as a platform to exchange ideas on how to prepare curriculum design for such an MLA x Sustainability training program.
The emphasis would be adopting the latest ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) concepts and bring leadership and entrepreneurship into the MLA philosophy.
December of 2019:
DAHK x CESEF Management as a Liberal Art Seminar Series
Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Leadership
The Management as a Liberal Art seminar on “Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Leadership” was successfully held on December 4th, 2019 co-organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy Hong Kong (DAHK) and the Center for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (CESEF).
The Seminar started off with welcoming speech by Dr. Darwin Chen, Chairman of MLA Foundation; followed by the speech of Dr. Louis Cheng, a Professor of Finance and Director of Center for Economic Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Finance at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who shared with us the Drucker Academy – PolyU Partnership for ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Entrepreneurship and MLA Leadership, through exploring the possible integration between ESG and MLA concepts, in order to achieve responsible business sustainability among society.
DAHK x HKMA Roundtable Luncheon
From Corporate Universities to Learning Ecosystems:
Unleashing the Human Capacity & Creativity
The MLA Roundtable Luncheon, co-organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy Hong Kong (DAHK) and The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), with the support of Global Peter Drucker Forum, was hosted on Apr 24, 2019. Participants include leaders and executives form corporate and NGOs.
Dr. Darwin Chen, Chairman of MLA Foundation, delivered a welcoming speech on “Management as a Liberal Art”. He introduced the core values and concepts of Management as a Liberal Art (MLA), and emphasized that Management is not a business function but a social function. Every technological change will create a need for social and political change, therefore, the self-reinventing for both individuals and organization has to be constant and sometimes disruptive; otherwise we will become obsolete”...
DAHK x HKMA MLA Breakfast Seminar
“Reinventing the Organization:
Ecosystem for Strategic and Organizational Competitiveness
The MLA Breakfast Seminar was successfully held on April 24th, 2019 co-organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy Hong Kong (DAHK) and The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA), with the support of Global Peter Drucker Forum.
The Seminar started off with Welcoming speech by Mr. James Thompson, Chairman of HKMA, and followed by the speech of Dr. Darwin Chen, Chairman of MLA Foundation, who shared with us the fundamental concept of Management as a Liberal Art (MLA), the core values of MLA is to balance the continuity and change, as well as to balance individual dignity, organization performance and social concerns, thus leading to a Functioning Society...
“MLA Breakfast Seminar”, co-organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy and The Hong Kong Management Association was successfully held on September 18th, 2018.
The MLA Breakfast Seminar, co-organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy and The Hong Kong Management Association; and supported by Global Peter Drucker Forum, was successfully held on September 18th, 2018.
Dr. Richard Straub, Founding President of Global Peter Drucker Forum and Dr. Darwin Chen, President of MLA Foundation, delivered the keynote speeches, as well as participated in the panel discussion moderated by Dr. Royce Yuen, CEO of MaLogic.
Dr. Richard Straub spoke on the theme of “The Human Dimension in Age of Robotics, Automation and Artificial Intelligence”, he emphasized that even though we are situated in the AI and Digital Era，the uniqueness and dignity that are inborn with human being can’t be replaced by Artificial Intelligence; moreover, “Big Data is only partially true, cannot reflect the whole picture,” thus it cannot replace the senior managements to plot the proper strategic moves, every organization is obliged to build the mutual trust cooperative relationship with their customers, based on the human interaction; which induced to strategic development that is beneficial to the organizations.
Also organizations are ought to experience failure in order to bring about innovation. Dr. Richard Straub emphasized that only “Human” is the key to the expansion and success of every enterprise and organization.
Dr. Darwin Chen delivered speech on the “Towards a Functioning Society through Practicing Management as a Liberal Art”. He stressed that Non-Profit Organizations, Governmental Bodies and Enterprises carry different goals and missions，they may only achieve success by focusing their organizational mission through practicing Management as a Liberal Art, and thus leading towards a Functioning Society.
Peter F. Drucker Academy joined hands with Global Commercial Newspaper Union Academy and signed the Collaboration Agreement.
Peter F. Drucker Academy and Global Commercial Newspaper Union Academy signed the Educational Training Collaboration Agreement on August 30th, 2018. Both Academies will join hands on organizing Training courses and study tours for governmental officers, executives, and entrepreneurs in Hong Kong.
Dr. Darwin Chen, Board Chairman of Peter F. Drucker Academy; Dr. Julia Wang, President of Peter F. Drucker Academy; Mr. Zhang Jie Ling, President of Global Commercial Newspaper Union Academy; and Ms. Zhang Li, Vice-President of Global Commercial Newspaper Union Academy had attended the Signing Ceremony.
Both Academies will co-organize MLA (Management as a Liberal Art) forums, seminars, and a series of training courses, assist Leaders, Managers, Entrepreneurs, and young professionals to improve their leadership in areas of strategic thinking, sustainability, effective decision making, and innovation and entrepreneurship.
President of Peter F. Drucker Academy Dr. Julia Wang, was invited to be guest speaker of RTHK Radio Programme “Nova Management” and shared the Practice of Innovation following Peter Drucker’s principle on “Innovation and Entrepreneurship”.
President of Peter F. Drucker Academy Dr. Julia Wang was invited to be guest speaker of RTHK Radio programme “Nova Management”. Dr. Wang was interviewed by the Programme hosts, Dr. Andrew Chan, Director of EMBA Programme in the CUHK, and Ms. Fiona Ching; and discussed on the topics of disruptive innovation, while shared with audiences the Drucker’s management philosophy in area of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as people-oriented management principle.
The interview was broadcasted on July 8th, 2018
In memory of Mr. Bob Buford
On behalf of the Peter F. Drucker Academy, I offer our deepest condolences on the passing of Mr. Bob Buford, founder of Buford Television, steadfast member of the Drucker Fellows, a great American entrepreneur with an extraordinary and meaningful zest for life.
Among the many fond memories, we particularly recall the outstanding leadership with integrity and kindness so inspiringly demonstrated by Mr. Buford. We applaud the successful advocacy of Drucker's "Management as a Liberal Art" through his globally acclaimed book "Drucker & Me". We salute his invaluable contribution to the spreading of the Drucker philosophy in the Greater China region, enriching the lives of innumerable entrepreneurs and executives and helping the building of a caring community and a functioning society.
We mourn his passing alongside his family and friends. We shall honor his legacy in our future endeavors.
With love and remembrance,
Shao Ming Lo
with Fellows of Peter F. Drucker Academy
Business Summit co-organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy and Saddleback Church Hong Kong was successfully hosted.
“Business Summit 2018” co-organized by Saddleback Church Hong Kong and Peter F. Drucker Academy was successfully hosted on April 21st. This year the theme of the Summit was “Purpose of Work”. We had invited Mr. Matthew Cheung Kin Chung, Chief Secretary for Administration, The Government of HKSAR as keynote speaker, and also invited some of the most prominent figures from different fields in Hong Kong to be our guest speakers, including Dr. Po Chun, Co-founder of DHL International (Asia Pacific) ; Mr. Weber Lo, Citi Country Officer & CEO, Hong Kong and Macau; Dr. John Leung, Director of EMBA Program, The City University of Hong Kong; Ms. Cecilia Ho, President of Lee Hysan Foundation and Mr. Tit Shing Wong, Chairman and Founder, Jetta Company Ltd. to discuss on today hot topics of “Purpose of Work” through keynote speech and panel discussion ......
“MLA: A Functioning Society” Seminar was hosted successfully
“MLA: A Functioning Society” Seminar with Mr. Shao Ming Lo, Chairman of Bright China Group and Founder of Peter F. Drucker Academy, as the Keynote Speaker, was successfully hosted at Hang Seng Management College on March 21st, 2018.
The Seminar began with the Welcome speech given by Dr. Darwin Chen, Board Chairman of Peter F. Drucker Academy. He mentioned that the ideology of “Management as a Liberal Art” invented by Peter F. Drucker concerns organizations, individuals, polity, and social issues, which is far beyond the business management itself. The concepts of “Destructive Innovation” and “Management by Objectives” can still be applied to today’s situations in modern society. “Drucker emphasized that everyone is a Knowledge Worker in today society, we all should perform our distinctive functions and make contributions at work.” At the same time, all Governmental bodies, Business Enterprises and NGOs should take the social responsibility and accountability while perform their own unique roles and duties; thus together created a Functioning Society......
Remembering Mr. Bob Buford
September 16, 1939 - April 18, 2018
“Management as a Liberal Art:
A Functioning Society”
Peter F. Drucker Academy Luncheon Reception was successfully hosted!
“Management as a Liberal Art (MLA): A Functioning Society” Peter F. Drucker Academy Luncheon Reception was successfully hosted on Jan 18th, 2018. The event was attended by nearly 60 honorable guests, including Prof. Edward Chen, Centennial College Council Chairman; Prof. William Lee, President of Centennial College; Prof. Chan Wing Wah, Vice-President and Director of School of Management of Centennial College; Prof. Simon Ho, President of Hang Seng Management College; Dr. Victor Lee, Executive Director of The Hong Kong Management Association; Mr. Sunny Cheung, CEO of Octopus Holdings Ltd; Ms. Caroline Mak; Prof. Edmund Kwok; Ms. Katherine Hung, Independent Non-Executive Director of Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd; Mr. Sunny Wong, Executive Director of Tibet Water Resources Ltd; Ms. Smile Cheung, Founder and Director of Smile Training and Development; Mr. Walter Tsui, Co-Founder of CareER; Mr. Andrew Tsui, Chairman of Korn/Ferry International’s Hong Kong and Southern China; Pastor Stephen Lee, City Pastor of Saddleback Church Hong Kong; Mr. Ko Tin Lung, Artistic Director of Chung Ying Theatre Company; Dr. Royce Yuen, CEO of MaLogic. We would like to express our gratitude for the participation of all guests, who jointly made this memorable event happen.
The Luncheon Reception started with the Welcoming Speech delivered by Dr. Darwin Chen, Board Chairman of Peter F. Drucker Academy. He expressed his appreciation for collaborative efforts of working partners in the past year for MLA Conference, MLA Symposium and MLA radio programs etc., and creating social impact in the community and society at large... ...
MLA Conference: Revitalization and Localization ended successfully
Management as a Liberal Art Conference: Revitalization and Localization, jointly organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy and Hang Seng Management College was held successfully on Oct 13th.
Prof. Simon Ho, President of Hang Seng Management College delivered the welcome speech to the audiences, covered the importance of MLA Education, he stated that MLA Education enabled us “to adopt a multi-disciplinary perspective to see things,” and ultimately became better leaders for the society.
It was followed with the keynote speech given by Dr. Darwin Chen, Board Chairman of Peter F. Drucker Academy, who addressed on the significance of Drucker’s ideology of “Management as a Liberal Art” to the business sector, government, and non-profit organizations, as well as the development of China at large. He emphasized that “every person should be given the opportunity to develop"......
Photo of the Panel
Dr. Darwin Chen
Dr. Julia Wang
Ms. Katherine Hung
Prof. Peter Ping Li
Prof. Dai Yi Feng
Prof. Michael Lindsay
Ms. Ruthia Wong
October of 2017：
Peter F. Drucker Academy and Hang Seng Management College present
MLA Conference – “Revitalization & Localization”
Peter F. Drucker Academy and Hang Seng Management College jointly host the MLA Conference – Revitalization &Localization, on October 13th, from 9am to 5pm, at Fung Yiu King Hall (A401), S H Ho Academic Building of Hang Seng Management College.
We will be introducing Peter Drucker’s management philosophy, in particular his belief that management should be taught and practiced as a liberal art. We hope to nurture our future leaders with MLA values including moral concerns and ethical considerations in business management.
We will bring speakers and panelists from USA, Europe, Mainland China as well as local academics, entrepreneurs and executives. The conference deliberations will focus on the following themes:
Drucker and Management as a Liberal Art (MLA)
MLA: Classical Roots and Contemporary Practices, China and Europe
Reality and Practice: Practitioner’s MLA Perspectives on Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Effective Leadership through a Lens of Humanity
The Conference is conducted in English.
The Conference is free-of-charge and open for public registration. We have arranged complimentary lunch buffet, and Shuttle bus pick-up service, which departs from Admiralty MTR station and Kowloon Tong MTR Station respectively.
Due to limited number of seats, all seats are provided on first-come-first-serve basis.
Please contact us at 2850-6620 for enquiries.
Free Registration: https://goo.gl/wobYWY
September of 2017:
MLA Symposium ended successfully
The MLA Symposium, jointly organized by Peter F. Drucker Academy and Centennial College, has come to an end, and recorded a full-house. Sincerely thanks to all of the participated hosts, guest speakers and audiences!
Please watch the replay of the Symposium at DAHK Facebook:
Part 1: https://goo.gl/5PuKJG
Prof. William Lee, President of Centennial College
Prof. Edward Chen , Chairman of Council of Centennial College
Prof. Joseph A. Maciariello, Research Director of Drucker Lab
Mr. Bernard Chan, President of Asia Financial Holdings Ltd.
Part 2: https://goo.gl/auBiwg
Panel 1: People
Ms. Ruthia Wong, Vice President and General Manager Hong Kong,
Mead Johnson Nutrition (HK) Ltd
Ms. Smile Cheung, Founder and Director of Smile Training and
Mr. Ko tin lung, Artistic Director of Chung Ying Theatre Company
Ms. Caroline Mak, Former Director of Dairy Farm Management Services Ltd
Ms. Bonnie So, Hong Kong Red Cross Secretary General
Mr. Andrew Tsui, Chairman of Korn/Ferry International’s Hong Kong and
Mr. Sunny Wong, Executive Director of Tibet Water Resources Ltd
Panel 2: Wealth Creation
Dr. Royce Yuen, CEO of MaLogic
Mr. Sunny Cheung, CEO of Octopus Holdings Ltd
Mr. David Fong, Managing Director of Hip Shing Hong (Holdings)
Mr. Chong Got, Former Senior Corporate Director of Dah Chong Hong
Pastor Stephen Lee, City Pastor of Saddleback Church Hong Kong
Mr. Walter Tsui, Co-Founder of CareER
Prof. Chan Wing Wah, Vice-President and Director of School of
Management at the Centennial College
September of 2017:
Date: September 21st
Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Wang Gungwu Theatre,
Graduate House of the University of Hong Kong
We have invited Prof. Joseph A. Maciariello, Director of Research of Drucker Lab; Mr. Bernard Chan, President of Asia Financial Holdings; and Prof. Edward Chen, Council Chairman of Centennial College as Keynote Speakers.
All of the honorable guests of the radio program “MLA on Air” are invited as Plenary Speakers to share their insights on the theme: “Wealth Creation” and “People” respectively. Audiences will have opportunities to interact with speakers during the Symposium.
The Symposium is free-of-charge and open for public registration.
Please contact us at 2850-6620 or email@example.com for registration and enquiry.
Due to limited number of seats, all seats are provided on first-come-first-served basis.
Online Registration: https://goo.gl/wobYWY
Peter F. Drucker Academy joins hands with Centennial College on presenting the Enterprise Management Radio Program “Management as a Liberal Art”, and it is on air from 9pm-10pm every Sunday night.
We are honored to have management expert, Dr. Royce Yuen, and Vice-President of a multinational corporation, Ms. Ruthia Wong, as our guest hosts for the program. Each episode we would invite an outstanding senior executive and prominent figure from different fields in Hong Kong to be our guest speaker, who will share with us on their ups-and-downs in their remarkable careers, and how they deal with the ever-changing market environment.
This week we have Board Chairman of Peter F. Drucker Academy, Dr. Darwin Chen, as our guest speaker. Over the course of 40-years career, Dr. Darwin Chen had been leading various governmental departments, and participated in the Sino-British negotiations over Hong Kong’s returns to China in the 80’s. As early as the 1970s, Dr. Chen has introduced and applied Drucker’s management practice into the Hong Kong government body.
Drucker’s concept of “Management as a Liberal Art”, is built on the “People-Oriented” management approach, which emphasizes that a true leader must obtain recognition and trust from all stakeholders, whilst adjust the mission and strategy along with the social change.
Drucker’s management philosophy helps Dr. Chen make effective decisions when managing both governmental and NGO organizations; which drives him to advocate the Drucker’s practice of management as a liberal art to the community, so as to actualize Drucker’s vision of creating a sustainable and healthy society through management.
This series of interview is broadcasted this Sunday on Sep 17th.
Besides listening to the Radio Live Broadcast, you can also log onto official website of Metro Radio for Online Live Broadcast at :
If you are listening through smart phone, please download Metro Radio App through:
Drucker Academy enters into partnership of “HSMC- MLA Initiatives” with Hang Seng Management College
Drucker Academy (DAHK) and Hang Seng Management College (HSMC) signed on the “HSMC – MLA Initiatives” (MLAI) partnership agreement on 23rd June 2017 (Friday). Dr. Darwin Chen, Board Chairman of DAHK, Professor Simon S.M. Ho, President of HSMC, as well as senior management and faculty members of both DAHK and HSMC attended the signing ceremony.
The objective of this collaboration aims at promoting “Management as a Liberal Art” initiated by Peter F. Drucker, the Father of Modern Management, to the university students through the “HSMC – MLAI” scheme; whilst open up the gateway to essence of eastern and western management wisdom to the young professionals. This collaboration is among the pioneers in the region to provide “Management as a Liberal Art” teaching in higher education system. DAHK and HSMC share the vision of cultivating future leaders who are well-endowed with extensive MLA knowledge and competencies.
Starting from the coming academic year onward, HSMC will offer two new elective modules, “Management as a Liberal Art: Back to the Human Side” and “Management as a Liberal Art: Towards a Better Society” to the undergraduate students.
Management and the pursuit of ultimate truth
Mr Shao Ming Lo, Founder of Peter F. Drucker Academy and Chairman of Bright China Group, shares the reasons behind his determination of introducing Drucker's management theories into China, and explains why Drucker’s philosophy is greatly praised.
“DAHK Luncheon Reception 2018” Event Highlights
“Peter F. Drucker Academy Luncheon Reception 2018” was successfully hosted on Jan 18th. We celebrated the establishment of "MLA Foundation" with our honourable guests.
Peter F. Drucker - Father of Modern Management
Introduction to Peter F. Drucker – Father of Modern Management, And his great contributions to the development of the Management.
The Last interview of Peter F. Drucker
In the last interview with Peter F. Drucker, he talked on his views of life, and made a conclusion for his brilliant life.
Cecily Drucker talks on magical moments of Drucker’s life
Cecily Drucker, daughter of Peter F. Drucke and the representative of the Drucker family, shares with us some of magical moments of her father’s life, and takes a glimpse of his reading habit and learning method.
Dr. Bill Pollard talks on the people-oriented Drucker management theories
Dr. Bill Pollard, founder of Forbes 500 companies, The ServiceMaster, is a close friend and follower of Drucker, whose management method and style are greatly influenced by Drucker. Dr. Pollard believes that a leader should be responsible for the development of employees, and take up social responsibilities while making profits for the enterprise.
Rick Wartzman shares on timeless Drucker's management wisdom
Rick Wartzman, the executive director of Drucker Institute at Claremont Graduate University, explains the ideology of Drucker's management theories, and suggests that an enterprise can only innovate and evolve by holding onto its core values.