Peter Drucker Quotes

73 Peter Drucker quotes:

"The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said."
"When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course."
"Management means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folklore and superstition, and of cooperation for force. . ."
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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."
"The better a man is the more mistakes he will make for the more things he will try."
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"Everything requires time. It is the only truly universal condition. All work takes place in time and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable, and necessary resource. Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time."
"My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions"
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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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"The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different."
"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."
"A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge."
"Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans."
"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.'"
"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."
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"The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem."
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"Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work."
"Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed."
"Decision making is the specific executive task."
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"There are no creeds in mathematics."
"How can we overcome the resistance to innovation that plagues most organizations?"
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