Peter F. Drucker

About Peter F. Drucker

Peter F. Drucker (1909-2005) was considered the top management thinker of his time. A teacher, philosopher, reporter and consultant, he authored more than twenty-five books, with his first, The End of Economic Man, published in 1939. His ideas have had an enormous impact on shaping the modern corporation.

The New Organization: Putting Knowledge to Work

By |2016-02-09T13:39:01-05:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Civil Society, Quotation|

Society, community, and family are all conserving institutions. They try to maintain stability and to prevent, or at least to slow, change. But the modern organization is a destabilizer. It must be organized for innovation and innovation, as the great Austro-American economist Joseph Schumpeter said, is ‘creative destruction.’ And it must be organized for [...]

Continuity versus Innovation

By |2016-11-26T09:52:08-05:00January 26th, 2014|Categories: Peter F. Drucker, Quotation|Tags: |

I consider myself a “social ecologist,” concerned with man’s man-made environment the way the natural ecologist studies the biological environment. The term “social ecology” is my own coinage. But the discipline itself boasts an old and distinguished lineage. Its greatest document is Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America. But no one is as close to me [...]

Most Successful Leader of the 20th Century?

By |2016-11-26T09:52:08-05:00December 7th, 2013|Categories: Leadership, Peter F. Drucker, Quotation, Winston Churchill|

The most successful leader of the 20th century was Winston Churchill. But for twelve years, from 1928 until Dunkirk in 1940, he was totally on the sidelines, almost discredited—because there was no need for a Churchill. Things were routine or, at any rate, looked routine. When the catastrophe came, thank goodness, he was available. [...]