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Peter Drucker
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It does not matter whether the worker wants responsibility or not, The enterprise must demand it of him. Peter Drucker
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To satisfy the customer is the mission and purpose of every business. 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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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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The large organization has to learn to innovate, or it won't survive. Peter Drucker
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They wrongly believe that good intentions move mountains. Bulldozers move mountains. But there are exceptions. Peter Drucker
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One does not start with facts. One starts with opinions. 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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What managers decide to stop doing is often more important than what they decide to do. Peter Drucker
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Marketing and innovation make money. Everything else is a cost. Peter Drucker
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Working with people is difficult, but not impossible. Peter Drucker
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Business enterprise is an organ of society. There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer. Peter Drucker
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People alone of all the resources can grow and develop. Peter Drucker
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There is one qualification the manager cannot acquire but must bring to the task. It is not genius; it is character. Peter Drucker
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Tomorrow always arrives. It is always different. And even the mightiest company is in trouble if it has not worked on the future. Being surprised by what happens is a risk that even the largest and richest company cannot afford, and even the smallest business need not run. Peter Drucker
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There is no perfect strategic decision. One always has to pay a price. One always has to balance conflicting objectives, conflicting opinions, and conflicting priorities. The best strategic decision is only an approximation - and a risk. Peter Drucker
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Adversarial power relationships only work if you never have to see or work with the bastards again. Peter Drucker
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The productivity of people requires continuous learning, as the Japanese have taught us. It requires adoption in the West of the specific Japanese Zen concept where one learns to do better what one already does well. Peter Drucker
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All good strategy eventually degenerates into work. Peter Drucker
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Luck never built a business. Prosperity and growth come only to the business that systematically finds and exploits its potential. Peter Drucker
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I'm better about things than about people. I'm more interested in people, but I'm better at ideas. Peter Drucker
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Many studies of research scientists have shown that achievement (at least below the genius level of an Einstein, Bohr, or a Planck) depends less on ability in doing research than on the courage to go after opportunity. Peter Drucker
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Keep the boss aware. Bosses, after all, are held responsible by their own bosses for the performance of their subordinates. They must be able to say: I know what Anne is trying to do. Peter Drucker
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The arts alone give direct access to experience. To eliminate them from education-or worse, to tolerate them as cultural ornaments-is antieducational obscurantism. It is foisted on us by the pedants and snobs of Hellenistic Greece who considered artistic performance fit only for slaves... Peter Drucker
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Tomorrow everybody-or practically everybody-will have had the education of the upper class of yesterday, and will expect equivalent opportunities. That is why we face the problem of making every kind of job meaningful and capable of satisfying every educated man. Peter Drucker
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There is only one valid definition of a business purpose: to create a customer. Peter Drucker
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The fundamental reality for every worker, from sweeper to executive vice-president, is the eight hours or so that he spends on the job. In our society of organizations, it is the job through which the great majority has access to achievement, to fulfillment, and to community. Peter Drucker
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For if this country... were to make its defense program a function of its domestic employment situation, it would become impossible to conduct a constructive and well-thought out foreign policy or to develop any lasting collaboration. Peter Drucker
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The purpose of an organization is to enable common men to do uncommon things. Peter Drucker
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Communication is always propaganda. The emitter always wants to get something across. Peter Drucker
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Don't take on things you don't believe in and that you yourself are not good at. Learn to say no. Effective leaders match the objective needs of their company with the subjective competencies. As a result, they get an enormous amount of things done fast. Peter Drucker
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The final test of greatness in a CEO is how well he chooses a successor and whether he can step aside and let the successor run the company. Peter Drucker
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Trust is congruence between what you say and what you do. Peter Drucker
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No one has ever failed to find the facts they are looking for. Peter Drucker
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Too many leaders try to do a little bit of 25 things and get nothing done. They are very popular because they always say yes. But they get nothing done. Peter Drucker
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One either meets or one works. Peter Drucker
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Trees die from the top". No one should ever become a strategist unless he or she is willing to have his or her character serve as a model for subordinates Peter Drucker
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Production is not the application of tools to materials, but logic to work. Peter Drucker
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One cannot manage change. One can only be ahead of it. 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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Economists think the poor need them to tell them that they are poor. Peter Drucker
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Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better. Peter Drucker
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Strategy is a commodity, execution is an art. 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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The computer, being a mechanical moron, can handle only quantifiable data. Peter Drucker
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Important decisions are risky. They should be controversial. Acclamation means that nobody has done the homework. Peter Drucker
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What we need is an entrepreneurial society in which innovation and entrepreneurship are normal, steady and continuous. Peter Drucker
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The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done. Peter Drucker
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There's an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. Peter Drucker
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Quality in a service or product is not what you put into it. It is what the client or customer gets out of it. Peter Drucker
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Schools will change more in the next 30 years than they have since the invention of the printed book. Peter Drucker
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Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze. Peter Drucker
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No matter how deeply wedded one may be to the free enterprise system (and I, for one, am wedded for life), one has to accept the need for positive government; one has to consider government action on a sizable scale as desirable rather than as a necessary evil. Peter Drucker
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Organizationally what is required - and evolving - is systems management. Peter Drucker
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The rule should be to minimize the need for people to get together to accomplish anything. Peter Drucker
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This society in which knowledge workers dominate is in danger of a new "class conflict" between the large minority of knowledge workers and the majority of workers who will make their livings through traditional ways, either by manual work... or by service work. The productivity of knowledge work - still abysmally low - will predictably become the economic challenge of the knowledge society. On it will depend the ability of the knowledge society to give decent incomes, and with them dignity and status, to non knowledge people. Peter Drucker
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In the political, the social, the economic, even the cultural sphere, the revolutions of our time have been revolutions "against" rather than revolutions "for"... On the whole throughout this period the man-or party-that stood for doing the positive has usually cut a pathetic figure; well meaning but ineffectual, civilized but unrealistic, he was suspect alike to [by both] the ultras of destruction and the ultras of preservation and restoration. Peter Drucker
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The basic definition of the business and of its purpose and mission have to be translated into objectives. Peter Drucker
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I think the growth industry of the future in this country and the world will soon be the continuing education of adults. ...I think the educated person of the future is somebody who realizes the need to continue to learn. That is the new definition and it is going to change the world we live in and work in. Peter Drucker
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Trees die from the top". No one should ever become a strategist unless he or she is willing to have his or her character serve as a model for subordinates Peter Drucker
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Time is the scarcest resource.... Peter Drucker
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One cannot buy, rent or hire more time. The supply of time is totally inelastic. No matter how high the demand, the supply will not go up. There is no price for it. Time is totally perishable and cannot be stored. Yesterday's time is gone forever, and will never come back. Time is always in short supply. There is no substitute for time. Everything requires time. All work takes place in, and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource. Peter Drucker
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Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision. Peter Drucker
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Most of what you hear about entrepreneurshi p is all wrong. It's not magic; it's not mysterious; and it has nothing to do with genes. It's a discipline and, like any discipline, it can be learned. Peter Drucker
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Knowledge is information that changes something or somebody - either by becoming grounds for actions, or by making an individual (or an institution) capable of different or more effective action. Peter Drucker
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Strategic planning is the continuous process of making present entrepreneurial (risk-taking) decisions systematically and with the greatest knowledge of their futurity; organizing systematically the efforts needed to carry out these decisions; and measuring the results of these decisions against the expectations through organized, systematic feedback. Peter Drucker
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The first step toward making the worker achieving is to make work productive. Peter Drucker
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