Find the best quotes by Peter Drucker.
Business, that’s easily defined – it’s other people’s money.
When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.
Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got.
Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
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…
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 computer is a moron.
Management by objective works – if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.
Most discussions of decision making assume that only senior executives make decisions or that only senior executives’ decisions matter. This is a dangerous mistake.
Never mind your happiness; do your duty.
Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.
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,…
Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.
Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.
My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.
We can say with certainty – or 90% probability – that the new industries that are about to be born will have nothing to do…
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…
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…
The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.
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