Peter who? If you’ve invested in an MBA or were born in the 70’s Peter Drucker’s name is synonymous with “management”, particularly when looking at inspiration and change.
Young entrepreneurs unfamiliar with Drucker would benefit from studying his astute commentary on the world of "management." Millennials stuck inside a traditional corporate setting and people living life inside lean startups will find his thinking particularly spot on. After all these years some of Peter Drucker quotes still resonate and motivate on a daily basis:
1. “Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.”
2. “If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old.”
3. “There is nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency something that should not be done at all.”
4. “What gets measured gets improved.”
5. “Results are gained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.”
6. “So much of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to work.”
7. “People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.”
8. “Meetings are by definition a concession to a deficient organization. For one either meets or one works. One cannot do both at the same time.”
9. “Long-range planning does not deal with the future decisions, but with the future of present decisions.”
10. "Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things"