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Peter Drucker
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Knowledge applied is productivity. Peter Drucker
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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. Peter Drucker
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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. Peter Drucker
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Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans. Peter Drucker
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Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. Peter Drucker
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Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth. Peter Drucker
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Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level. Peter Drucker
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The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The true dangerous thing is asking the wrong question. Peter Drucker
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The manager who comes up with the right solution to the wrong problem is more dangerous than the manager who comes up with the wrong solution to the right problem. Peter Drucker
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The single minded ones, the monomaniacs, are the only true achievers Peter Drucker
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We have only one alternative: either to build a functioning industrial society or see freedom itself disappear in anarchy and tyranny. Peter Drucker
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And no matter how serious an environmental problem the automobile poses in today's big city, the horse was dirtier, smelled worse, killed and maimed more people, and congested the streets just as much. Peter Drucker
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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. Peter Drucker
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Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility. Peter Drucker
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So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work. Peter Drucker
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My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions. Peter Drucker
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Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration. Peter Drucker
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Institutions mistake good intentions for objectives. They say health care; that's an intention, not an objective. Peter Drucker
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The world economy is not yet a community-not even an economic community...Yet the existence of the global shopping center is a fact that cannot be undone. The vision of an economy for all will not be forgotten again. Peter Drucker
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This is a political book... It has a political purpose: to strengthen the will to maintain freedom against the threat of its abandonment in favor of totalitarianism. Peter Drucker
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We do not need more laws. No country suffers from a shortage of laws. We need a new model. Peter Drucker
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There's nothing so useless than executing a task efficiently when it actually never should have been executed at all. Peter Drucker
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Change is the norm; unless an organization sees that its task is to lead change, that organization will not survive. Peter Drucker
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True marketing starts...with the customer, his demographics, his realities, his needs, his values. It does not ask, "What do we want to sell?" It asks, "What does the customer want to buy?" Peter Drucker
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What we are good at comes easy, and we believe that unless it comes hard, it can't be very good. Peter Drucker
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We have tried to substitute mass for purpose. We have tried to regain military potency of defense by making it gigantic, unwieldy, complex. It never works. Peter Drucker
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[Entrepreneurship] is by no means hunch or gamble. But it also is not precisely science. Rather, it is judgment. Peter Drucker
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If you want to know what the future is, be part of its development. Peter Drucker
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In the next economic downturn there will be an outbreak of bitterness and contempt for the supercorporate chieftains who pay themselves millions. In every major economic downturn in US history the villains have been the heroes during the preceding boom. Peter Drucker
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The ultimate resource in economic development is people. It is people, not capital or raw materials that develop an economy. Peter Drucker
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One does not "manage" people. The task is to lead people. Peter Drucker
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The enterprise, by definition, must be capable of producing more or better than all the resources that comprise it. Peter Drucker
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I no longer think that learning how to manage people, especially subordinates, is the most important for executives to learn. I am teaching above all else, how to manage oneself. Peter Drucker
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Entrepreneurship is "risky" mainly because so few of the so-called entrepreneurs know what they are doing. Peter Drucker
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Businesses are not paid to reform customers. They are paid to satisfy customers. Peter Drucker
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You can't manage what you don't measure. Peter Drucker
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We live in an age of unprecedented opportunity: If you've got ambition and smarts, you can rise to the top of your chosen profession, regardless of where you started out. Peter Drucker
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As with every phenomenon of the objective universe, the first step toward understanding work is to analyze it. Peter Drucker
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Fascism is the result of the collapse of Europe's spiritual and social order catastrophes broke through the everyday routine which makes men accept existing forms, institutions and tenets as unalterable natural laws. They suddenly exposed the vacuum behind the facade of society. Peter Drucker
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The need to manage oneself is creating a revolution in human affairs. Peter Drucker
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Capital formation is shifting from the entrepreneur who invests in the future to the pension trustee who invests in the past. Peter Drucker
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Marketing is not a function, it is the whole business seen from the customer's point of view. Peter Drucker
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What is the major problem? It is fundamentally the confusion between effectiveness and efficiency that stands between doing the right things and doing things right. There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all. Peter Drucker
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Fortunately or unfortunately, the one predictable thing in any organization is the crisis. That always comes. That's when you do depend on the leader: The job of the leader is to build an organization that is battle-ready, that has high morale, that knows how to behave, that trusts itself, and where people trust one another. Peter Drucker
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An institution which is financed by a budget - or which enjoys a monopoly which the customer cannot escape - is rewarded for what it deserves rather than what it earns. It is paid for 'good intentions' and 'programs'. It is paid for not alienating important constituents rather than satisfying any one group. It is misdirected by the way it is being paid into defining performance and results as what will produce the budget rather than as what will produce contribution. Peter Drucker
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The best plan is only a plan... unless it degerates into work. Peter Drucker
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The true business of every company is to make and keep customers. Peter Drucker
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Here I am, fifty-eight, and I still don't know what I'm going to be when I grow up. Peter Drucker
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Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better. Peter Drucker
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Economists think the poor need them to tell them that they are poor. Peter Drucker
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Never underrate the boss! The boss may look illiterate. He may look stupid. But there is no risk at all in overrating a boss. If you underrate him he will bitterly resent it or impute to you the deficiency in brains and knowledge you imputed to him. Peter Drucker
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The organization is, above all, social. It is people. Peter Drucker
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Leaders grow; they are not made. Peter Drucker
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Every time you do something that is important, write down what you expect will happen. Peter Drucker
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You can either take action, or you can hang back and hope for a miracle. Miracles are great, but they are so unpredictable. Peter Drucker
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The enterprise that does not innovate ages and declines. And in a period of rapid change such as the present, the decline will be fast. Peter Drucker
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To make knowledge productive, we will have to learn to see both forest and tree. We will have to learn to connect. Peter Drucker
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The aim of marketing is to make selling superfluous. Peter Drucker
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Great wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data. Peter Drucker
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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. Peter Drucker
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A business exists because the consumer is willing to pay you his money. You run a business to satisfy the consumer. That isn't marketing. That goes way beyond marketing. Peter Drucker
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The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the MANUAL WORKER in manufacturing. The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century is similarly to increase the productivity of KNOWLEDGE WORK and the KNOWLEDGE WORKER. Peter Drucker
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You can't manage knowledge.Knowledge is between two ears and only between two ears. Peter Drucker
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One does not start with facts. One starts with opinions. Peter Drucker
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The computer, being a mechanical moron, can handle only quantifiable data. Peter Drucker
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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. Peter Drucker
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Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. Peter Drucker
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Our job in life is to make a positive difference, not prove we're right. Peter Drucker
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Success always obsoletes the very behavior that achieved it. Peter Drucker
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In the modern corporation the decisive power, that of the managers , is derived from no one but the managers themselves controlled by nobody and nothing and responsible to no one. It is in the most literal sense unfounded, unjustified, uncontrolled and irresponsible power. Peter Drucker
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