Facts about Peter Drucker

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Peter Drucker was a famous Businessman from USA, who lived between November 19, 1909 and November 11, 2005. He/she became 95 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 39 quotes who is written / told by Peter, under the main topics: Business, Computers, Leadership, Work.

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Famous quotes by Peter Drucker (39)


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"The purpose of a business is to create a customer"
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"The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different"
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"The most efficient way to produce anything is to bring together under one management as many as possible of the activities needed to turn out the product"
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"Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement"
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"The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said"
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"When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course"
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"We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn"
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"We can say with certainty - or 90% probability - that the new industries that are about to be born will have nothing to do with information"
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"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans"
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"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity"
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"The best way to predict the future is to create it"
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"The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself"
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"Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the "naturals," the ones who somehow know how to teach"
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"Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands"
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"So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work"
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"Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility"
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"No institution can possibly survive if it needs geniuses or supermen to manage it. It must be organized in such a way as to be able to get along under a leadership composed of average human beings"
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"Never mind your happiness; do your duty"
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"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions"
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"Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives' decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake"
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"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things"
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"Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't"
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"Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level"
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"Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes"
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"Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth"
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"Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action"
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"Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them 'operators' or 'programmers.'"
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"Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs"
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"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things"
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"Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes"
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"Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got"
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"Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information"
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"Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer"
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"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge"
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"People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year"
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"Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done"
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"Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money"
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"The computer is a moron"
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"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work"


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