Peter Drucker Quotes

Peter Drucker


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

Peter Drucker


The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said.

Peter Drucker


Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement.

Peter Drucker


Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

Peter Drucker


Teaching is the only major occupation of man for which we have not yet developed tools that make an average person capable of competence and performance. In teaching we rely on the 'naturals', the ones who somehow know how to teach.

Peter Drucker


Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.

Peter Drucker


The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.

Peter Drucker


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

Peter Drucker


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.

Peter Drucker


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

Peter Drucker


Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.

Peter Drucker


When a subject becomes totally obsolete we make it a required course.

Peter Drucker


Capital formation is shifting from the entrepreneur who invests in the future to the pension trustee who invests in the past.

Peter Drucker


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

Peter Drucker


The world economy is not yet a community--not even an economic community...Yet the existence of the "global shopping center" is a fact that cannot be undone. The vision of an economy for all will not be forgotten again.

Peter Drucker