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So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.



The productivity of work is not the responsibility of the worker but of the manager.



Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got.



Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.



Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.



A manager is responsible for the application and performance of knowledge.



Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands.



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



Management by objective works - if you know the objectives. Ninety percent of the time you don’t.



The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.



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.



My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.



Suppliers and especially manufacturers have market power because they have information about a product or a service that the customer does not and cannot have, and does not need if he can trust the brand. This explains the profitability of brands.



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



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



Few companies that installed computers to reduce the employment of clerks have realized their expectations... They now need more, and more expensive clerks even though they call them ’operators’ or ’programmers.’



The computer is a moron.



The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.



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



Company cultures are like country cultures. Never try to change one. Try, instead, to work with what you’ve got.



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 purpose of a business is to create a customer.



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



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



Most of what we call management consists of making it difficult for people to get their work done.



Business, that’s easily defined - it’s other people’s money.



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



Business, that’s easily defined - it’s other people’s money.



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.