Sunday, December 12, 2010

Peter Drucker

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

“Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.”

“The only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.”

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”

“Meetings are a symptom of bad organization. The fewer meetings the better.”

“Whenever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision”

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.”

“Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.”

“Doing the right thing is more important than doing the thing right.”

“One cannot buy, rent or hire more time. The supply of time is totally inelastic. No matter how high the demand, the supply will not go up. There is no price for it. Time is totally perishable and cannot be stored. Yesterday's time is gone forever, and will never come back. Time is always in short supply. There is no substitute for time. Everything requires time. All work takes place in, and uses up time. Yet most people take for granted this unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.”