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”

– http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241550

Coined the term “Knowledge Worker” in 1959.

– Leadership is about results not attributes

– management by objectives works if you know the objectives. usually you don’t

-plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work



  1. Figure out what information is needed
  2. actively prune what’s past its prime
  3. build true learning organizations
  4. provide a much stronger sense of purpose
  5. be more mindful of those left behind


Schumpeter blog: Remembering Drucker– http://www.economist.com/node/14903040

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marshall-goldsmith/marshall-goldsmith—what_b_6102620.html Looks kinda blah to me

http://www.wsj.com/articles/book-review-a-year-with-peter-drucker-by-joseph-a-maciariello-1418342965 “Charisma is overrated- Marshall and Eisenhower were deadly dull”– well, overrated in what context? Most contexts probably.


– what needs to be done? of those things that would make a difference, what’s right for me?

check your performance against your goals

“don’t tell me what you’re doing, tell me what you stopped doing”

“this is what I am focusing on”



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