Quotes by Peter Drucker

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.


So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.


The computer is a moron.


The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn't being said.


There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.


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.


Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship... the act that endows resources with a new capacity to create wealth.


"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. . .


To be effective, every knowledge worker, and especially every executive, therefore needs to dispose of time in fairly large chunks. To have small dribs and drabs of time at his disposal will not be sufficient even if the total is an impressive number of hours.


the leader sees leadership as responsibility rather than as rank and privilege.