Monday, August 9, 2010

Some quotes from Peter Drucker

Tonight I read a short book on Peter Drucker who was a business theorist during the 20th Century. While I usually have little respect for theorists because they don't usually know from what they speak and ignore the pragmatic side of things, it seems that Peter Drucker had his feet planted squarely on the ground. The following is a list of quotes from the book that I wish modern management would live by:

1. One either meets or one works
2. The best way to predict the future is to create it.
3. Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
4. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all
5. The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said
6. When you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision

Some good thoughts for modern management.


Joshua said...

Ha! Me likey. Reminds me of Scott Adams.

Jason Fedelem said...

If "The Boss" followed half of these, "Dilbert" wouldn't exist!

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