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Peter F. Drucker Quotes

(1909), American Management Consultant, Author

Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.

Category: Action

The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.

Category: Advertising

My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.

Category: Ask

The purpose of a business is to create a customer.

Category: Business

Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.

Category: Business

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.

Category: Change

The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.

Category: Change

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

Category: Change

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

Category: Commitment

Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.

Category: Committees And Meetings

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

Category: Communication

The really important things are said over cocktails and are never done.

Category: Communication

Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.

Category: Concentration

Decision making is the specific executive task.

Category: Decisions

Education can no longer be the sole property of the state.

Category: Education