Friday Filosophy v.12.10.2021
Friday Filosophy v.12.10.2021 focuses upon Peter Ferdinand Drucker; German: November 19, 1909 – November 11, 2005) was an Austrian-American management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation. He was also a leader in the development of management education, he invented the concept known as management by objectives and self-control, and he has been described as “the founder of modern management”.
Drucker’s books and articles, both scholarly and popular, explored how humans are organized across the business, government, and nonprofit sectors of society. He is one of the best-known and most widely influential thinkers and writers on the subject of management theory and practice. His writings have predicted many of the major developments of the late twentieth century, including privatization and decentralization; the rise of Japan to economic world power; the decisive importance of marketing; and the emergence of the information society with its necessity of lifelong learning. In 1959, Drucker coined the term “knowledge worker“, and later in his life considered knowledge-worker productivity to be the next frontier of management.
- The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
- There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
- The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
- 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.
- The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said.
- The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.
- Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.
- Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.
- Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
The Time is Now