The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn't said. Peter Drucke
There is an unbroken chain of opposition to the introduction of economic freedom and to the capitalist autonomy of the economic sphere... In every case the opposition could only be overcome - peacefully or by force - because of the promise of capitalism to establish equality... That this promise was
Change is the norm; unless an organization sees that its task is to lead change, that organization will not survive.
Never underrate the boss! The boss may look illiterate. He may look stupid. But there is no risk at all in overrating a boss. If you underrate him he will bitterly resent it or impute to you the deficiency in brains and knowledge you imputed to him.
The only thing we know about the future is that it is going to be different.
Unless strategy evaluation is performed seriously and systematically, and unless strategists are willing to act on the results, energy will be used up defending yesterday.
Knowledge applied is productivity.
Listening is not a skill; it is a discipline.
In a rural society communities are "given" for the individual. Community is a fact, whether family or religion, social class or caste.
Spontaneity is an infinite number of rehearsed possibilities.
..there is need for a person to be generally educated. Otherwise you shrivel up much too soon. Whether this means reading the bible (I read the New Testament every few years) or reading the great 19th century novelists (the greatest and shrewdest judge of people and of society who ever lived), or cl
Marketing and innovation make money. Everything else is a cost.
Today knowledge has power. It controls access to opportunity and advancement. Peter Dru
It is commonly believed that innovations create changes - but few ever do. Successful innovations exploit changes that have already happened.
Our job in life is to make a positive difference, not prove we're right.
Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.
Strong people have strong weaknesses.
The three most charismatic leaders in this century inflicted more suffering on the human race than almost any trio in history: Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. What matters is not the leader's charisma. What matters is the leader's mission.
Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.
The single most important thing to remember about any enterprise is that there are no results inside its walls. The result of a business is a satisfied customer.
The fault is in the system and not in the men.
Nobody can predict the future; the idea is to have a firm grasp of the present.
Time is the scarcest resource and unless it is managed nothing else can be managed.
No one has ever failed to find the facts they are looking for.
Every success creates new opportunities. So does every failure.
An executive should be a realist; and no one is less realistic than the cynic.
Conductors do not know how the oboe does its work, but they know what the oboe should contribute.
By themselves, character and integrity do not accomplish anything. But their absence faults everything else.
The most important contribution management needs to make in the 21st century is ... to increase the productivity of knowledge work and the knowledge worker
Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.