Peter Drucker biography

Peter Drucker


1909 – 2005


Who was Peter Drucker?

Peter Ferdinand Drucker was an Austrian-born 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, and he invented the concept known as management by objectives.

Famous Quotes:

  • The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.
  • The honest work of yesterday has lost its social status, its social esteem.
  • The purpose of a business is to create a customer.
  • Knowledge has to be improved, challenged, and increased constantly, or it vanishes.
  • Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
  • Until we can manage TIME, we can manage nothing else.
  • What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that's another matter.
  • There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
  • Business has only two functions -- marketing and innovation.
  • Leadership is not magnetic personality--that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people --that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

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Nov 19, 1909
Also known as
  • Peter F. Drucker
  • Peter Ferdinand Drucker
  • United States of America
  • Austria
  • Johann Wolfgang Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main
Lived in
  • Vienna
Nov 11, 2005

on July 23, 2013


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