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.     

Peter Drucker

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.

Peter Drucker

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.

Peter Drucker

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.     

Peter Drucker

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

Peter Drucker

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.

Peter Drucker

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

Peter Drucker

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