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Peter F. Drucker

Birthdate: 19. November 1909
Date of death: 11. November 2005

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, he invented the concept known as management by objectives and self-control, and he has been described as "the founder of modern management".Drucker's books and scholarly and popular articles explored how humans are organized across the business, government, and nonprofit sectors of society. He is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and practice. His writings have predicted many of the major developments of the late twentieth century, including privatization and decentralization; the rise of Japan to economic world power; the decisive importance of marketing; and the emergence of the information society with its necessity of lifelong learning. In 1959, Drucker coined the term "knowledge worker," and later in his life considered knowledge-worker productivity to be the next frontier of management. Drucker gave his name to three institutions and the annual Global Peter Drucker Forum, held in his hometown of Vienna, honors his legacy.

Works

The Essential Drucker
The Essential Drucker
Peter F. Drucker
Effective Executive
Effective Executive
Peter F. Drucker

„There is nothing quite so useless, as doing with great efficiency, something that should not be done at all.“

—  Peter F. Drucker

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

„Universities won't survive. The future is outside the traditional campus, outside the traditional classroom. Distance learning is coming on fast.“

—  Peter F. Drucker

I got my degree through E-mail http://www.forbes.com/forbes/1997/0616/5912084a.html, Forbes (June 16, 1997)
1990s and later

„Financial "synergy" is a will-o'-the-wisp. It looks good on paper, but it fails to work out in practice.“

—  Peter F. Drucker

Source: 1960s - 1980s, MANAGEMENT: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices (1973), Part 3, p. 707

„Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.“

—  Peter F. Drucker, book The Essential Drucker

Misattributed
Variant: Efficiency is doing the thing right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.
Source: The Essential Drucker

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

—  Peter F. Drucker

Variant: The most important thing in communication is to hear what is not being said.

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„The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer.“

—  Peter F. Drucker

Variant: There is only one valid definition of a business purpose: to create a customer.
Source: 1930s- 1950s, The Practice of Management (1954), p. 37

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