Peter Drucker

Peter Ferdinand Drucker (/ˈdrʌkər/; German: [ˈdʀʊkɐ]; November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, he invented the concept known as management by objectives and self-control, and he has been described as "the founder of modern management".


Peter Drucker Quotes

Peter Drucker #Best #Future

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter Drucker #Business #Money

Business, that's easily defined - it's other people's money.
Peter Drucker #Business #Work

Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
Peter Drucker #Business #Change

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
Peter Drucker #Business #Time

Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
Peter Drucker #Business

The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
Peter Drucker #Change #Work

Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you've got.
Peter Drucker #Computers #Technology

The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
Peter Drucker #Computers

The computer is a moron.
Peter Drucker #Education

When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
Peter Drucker #Future

Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.
Peter Drucker #Future

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.
Peter Drucker #Good #Work

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter Drucker #Happiness

Never mind your happiness do your duty.
Peter Drucker #Knowledge

Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
Peter Drucker #Knowledge #Power

Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.
Peter Drucker #Knowledge #Work

A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.
Peter Drucker #Time

Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don't.
Peter Drucker #Power

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
Peter Drucker #Strength

My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.
Peter Drucker #Teacher

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.
Peter Drucker #Work

The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.
Peter Drucker #Change #Learning

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.
Peter Drucker #Leadership

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.
Peter Drucker #Knowledge

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.