Peter Drucker Quotes

The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.

Peter Drucker

Companies have three responsibilities: 1) make a profit, 2) satisfy employees, and 3) be socially responsible.

Peter Drucker

Don't try to innovate for the future. Innovate for the present!

Peter Drucker

Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven't.

Peter Drucker

Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.

Peter Drucker

Do not believe that it is very much of an advance to do the unnecessary three times as fast.

Peter Drucker

Executives owe it to the organization and to their fellow workers not to tolerate nonperforming individuals in important jobs.

Peter Drucker

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

Peter Drucker

Forecasting is not a respectable human activity and not worthwhile beyond the shortest of periods.

Peter Drucker

Institutions mistake good intentions for objectives. They say health care; that's an intention, not an objective.

Peter Drucker

More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.

Peter Drucker

The corporation is the master, the employee is the servant. Because the corporation owns the means of production without which the employee could not make a living, the employee needs the corporation more than vice versa.

Peter Drucker

The corporation is the “master”, the employee is the “servant”. Because the corporation owns the means of production without which the employee could not make a living, the employee needs the corporation more than vice versa.

Peter Drucker
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