Peter Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (November 19, 1909 - November 11, 2005) was a writer, management consultant, and self-described "social ecologist"

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Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.
Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked leadership is defined by results not attributes.
In all recorded history there has not been one economist who has had to worry about where the next meal would come from.
In business school classrooms they construct wonderful models of a nonworld.
Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not 'making friends and influencing people'--that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank, and of authority of performance for the authority of rank. Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
The computer is a moron.
The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem.
The individual is the central, rarest, most precious capital resource of our society.
The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.
The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job.
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else.
What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter.
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.

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