Peter Drucker’s, the founder of modern management, greatest impact came from his writing. His more than 30 books, have sold tens of millions of copies in more than 30 languages, came on top of thousands of articles, including a monthly column in The Wall Street Journal from 1975 to 1995.

Here are a few of his words of wisdom which I like best:

– “Marketing is a fashionable term. The sales manager becomes a marketing vice president. But a gravedigger is still a gravedigger even when it is called a mortician – only the price of the burial goes up.”

–  “One either meets or one works.”

– “The only things that evolve by themselves in an organisation are disorder, friction and malperformance.”

– “Stock option plans reward the executive for doing the wrong thing. Instead of asking, ‘Are we making the right decision?’ he asks, ‘How did we close today?’ It is encouragement to loot the corporation.”

– “The information age and the knowledge workforce…isn’t just about companies changing. It’s about everything changing”

– “Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.”

– “The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not the turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic.’

Personally I think the man was pure genius

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