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On predicting the future by Peter F. Drucker

  


AuthorPeter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
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Books by AuthorInnovation and Entrepreneurship
Management Challenges for the 21st Century
Managing in Turbulent Times
Post Capitalist Society
CategoriesCreativity; Future
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The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter F. Drucker (b. 1909) American Management Consultant

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Quotations from Peter F. Drucker:

 Society, community, family are all conserving institutions. They try to maintain stability, and to prevent, or at least to slow down, change. But the organization of the post-capitalist society of organizations is a destabilizer. Because its function is to put knowledge to work -- on tools, processes, and products; on work; on knowledge itself -- it must be organized for constant change

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 I have been saying for many years that we are using the word ‘guru’ only because ‘charlatan’ is too long to fit into a headline.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
Peter Drucker: The Man who Hated the Word Guru 



 The most important, and indeed the truly unique, contribution of management in the 20th century was the fifty-fold increase in the productivity of the MANUAL WORKER in manufacturing. The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century is similarly to increase the productivity of KNOWLEDGE WORK and the KNOWLEDGE WORKER.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
Management Challenges for the 21st Century



 Ninety percent of what we call ‘management’ consists of making it difficult for people to get things done.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 You can't manage knowledge.Knowledge is between two ears and only between two ears.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 Increasingly, command and control is being replaced by or intermixed with all kinds of relationships: alliances, joint ventures, minority participations, partnerships, know-how, and marketing agreements-all relationships in which no one controls and no one commands. These relationships have to be based on a common understanding of objectives, policies, and strategies; on teamwork; and on persuasion-or they do no work at all.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 The basic economic resource - the means of production - is no longer capital, nor natural resources, nor labour. It is and will be knowledge.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 In the knowledge society the most probable assumption and certainly the assumption on which all organizations have to conduct their affairs is that they need the knowledge worker far more than the knowledge worker needs them.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant



 The knowledge worker cannot be supervised closely or in detail. He can only be helped. But he must direct himself, and he must direct himself towards performance and contribution, that is, toward effectiveness.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
The Effective Executive



 A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.

Peter F. Drucker, (b. 1909) American Management Consultant
Post Capitalist Society



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