Peter Drucker Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old peter drucker quotes, peter drucker sayings, and peter drucker proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


The first step toward making the worker achieving is to make work productive.     

Peter Drucker

People who need certainty are unlikely to make good entrepreneurs.     

Peter Drucker

The computer, being a mechanical moron, can handle only quantifiable data.     

Peter Drucker

There is a point of complexity beyond which a business is no longer manageable.     

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Free enterprise cannot be justified as being good for business. It can be justified only as being good for society.     

Peter Drucker

The enterprise can fulfill its human and social functions only if it prospers as a business.     

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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.     

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Business enterprise is an organ of society. There is only one valid definition of business purpose: to create a customer.     

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A business enterprise must continue beyond the lifetime of the individual or of the generation to be capable of producing its contributions to economy and to society.     

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The enterprise, by definition, must be capable of producing more or better than all the resources that comprise it.     

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

Peter Drucker

“Plastic moments" are those periods that overlap when the old has gone but the new has not yet arrived and when the course of history is more open to being shaped and steered than any other time.     

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Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hope... But no plans.     

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Replace your pursuit of success with the pursuit of contribution.     

Peter Drucker

A superior who works on his own development sets an almost irresistible example.     

Peter Drucker

The job of a professional manager is not to like people. It is not to change people. It is to put their strengths to work.     

Peter Drucker

Wherever an impact can be eliminated by dropping the activity that causes it, this is therefore the best-indeed the only truly good-solution.     

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Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.     

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Making good decisions is a crucial skill at every level.     

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Promotion should not be more important than accomplishment, or avoiding instability more important than taking the right risk.     

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Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.     

Peter Drucker

The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.     

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

Peter Drucker